Our Purpose

To help students find and foster their passions while developing leadership and life skills.

Contact Us:

  • Drop-in Hours: Wednesdays, 3-5 pm.
  • Peer Advisor Hours: Thursdays 7-9 pm.  Click here for additional hours.
  • Office Hours: 8 am - 5 pm, weekdays; closed weekends.
  • Phone: 723-2733
  • Location: Old Union, 206

Peer Advisors


  • Peer advisors are available on a drop-in and scheduled basis about 40 hours each week, including Thursdays 7-9 pm.  For full schedule see our calendar.
  • They excel with financial, banking and event planning advice.
  • For specialized or complicated issues see your assigned advisor, below.

Frances Ball '15

Frances's StanfordWho Listing
 

About Frances: Frances is a junior from Berkeley, California, majoring in Atmosphere and Energy Engineering with a minor in Economics. Outside of SAL Frances is the financial officer of the Stanford Concert Network, the social char of Club Tennis, and an officer of Pi Beta Phi. Frances loves spending time outdoors, playing tennis, cooking and music. Ask her about event planning, VSO funding and more!

Liaison to: Political, social awareness, and media/publications orgs.

Photo: Frances at Stanford Football!

Natalie Gonzalez '15

Natalie's StanfordWho Listing

About Natalie: Natalie was born (literally in her house) and raised in the small Rocky Mountain town of Bailey, Colorado. She is a junior majoring in Architectural Design with a Dance minor. Currently, Natalie holds leadership positions as co-president of Project Motivation, Philanthropy and Social Chair of Sigma Theta Psi Multicultural Sorority, and Assistant Choreographer/Director of the Chocolate Heads Movement Band. In general she spends the majority of her time enjoying the little things in life, traveling, and laughing!

Liaison to: Ethnic and Religious Orgs. Also the guru for Finance and Off-Campus Fundraising Requests.

Photo: Natalie in Scotland!


Cathy Jan (PhD Candidate)

Cathy's StanfordWho Listing

About Cathy: Cathy hails from Oregon and attended Yale University as an undergrad. Cathy is studying to get a PhD in Electrical Engineering. She serves as a CA in Escondido Village. Ask her about OrgSync and the new organization process.

Liaison to: Academic orgs and Pre-preprofessional orgs

Photo: Cathy smiling!

Malika Mehrotra Smiling Photo

*Abroad during Spring 2014*

Malika Mehrotra '15

Malika's StanfordWho Listing

About Malika: Malika decided to be bold by moving extremely far away for college, from one side of the 650 (Los Altos Hills, CA) to the other. She is a junior studying Management Science & Engineering, with a minor in Psychology. Malika has displayed leadership in many ways on campus as captain of Stanford Hindi Film Dance (Dil Se), Sophomore Class President, and the Full Moon on the Quad expert. In her free time, she enjoys finding funny videos online, spending time with friends and puppies, and laughing at the Mindy Project.

Photo: Malika happy to be alive!

 Vikram Prasad '16

 Vikram's StanfordWho Listing

About Vikram: Vikram is a native of Troy, MI, (#18mile wattup) and has lived there his entire life.  He is a Sophomore majoring in Electrical Engineering.  In his free time, Vikram dances for Basmati Raas, makes passive-aggressive comments to his drawmates, and tries to learn how to bike with no hands. Vikram loves being at Stanford and spent his last summer as a Freshman Transition Coordinator for NSO 2013.  Ask him about communications, event planning, and other related topics!

Liaison to: Arts and Health/Wellness organizations. He is also the technology/communications guru and is in charge of social media.

Photo: Vikram after a performance at Holi-Festival of Color!

Sean Scott '15

Scott's StanfordWho Listing

About Sean: Sean is a junior from Ridgefield, Connecticut, majoring and co-terming in Computer Science.  He is involved with Redwood Outdoor Club, SPOT (Stanford Pre-Orientation Trips), Stanford Prison Experiment (the club Frisbee team), and Habitat for Humanity.  On a typical weekend, you'll find Sean biking, backpacking, playing tennis, or traveling!

Liaison to: Community Service, International and Athletic Orgs, including Outdoor recreation, Club Sports, Recreational, and Martial Arts.

Photo: Sean smiling!

Professional Staff


  • Professional staff are most helpful for major events, complicated issues and personal concerns. 
  • They are available on a drop-in basis, first-come, first-served every Wednesday 3-5 pm.
  • Appointments can be made by calling 723-2733.
Nanci Howe at a goat fundraiser in White Plaza

Nanci Howe

Associate Dean & Director
Nanci's StanfordWho Listing

About Nanci: Nanci was writing this bio when a student walked in the door asking for help. While we await Nanci's full bio, check out the picture of her with a goat.

Photo: Nanci holding a goat as a part of the Stanford Goat Project, a fundraiser in White Plaza put on the by the Intervarsity Graduate Christian Fellowship.

Areas of Responsibility: ASSU/GSC/Undergraduate Senate, Arts (Dance, Drama, Music, Other Orgs), Athletic (Outdoor Rec Orgs), Political events and groups, Sophomore Class Presidents, Student Activities Advisory Board, Policy development and interpretation, Off-campus Fundraising, New Group Processes, ASSU Speaker's Bureau, The Daily, Recreationa Orgs, Social Orgs, Debate, and Social Awareness Orgs.

Snehal Naik at Holi, Festival of Colors

Snehal Naik

Assistant Dean and Associate Director
Snehal's StanfordWho Listing

About Snehal: Snehal came to Stanford after working at universities in Boston, New York City and Monterey.  As an UCSD undergrad he was active in student government, campus programs and concert planning.  He also served as an orientation leader and RA. Snehal goes to as many student events as he can - - riding a camel at Israeli Independence Day was a highlight. 

Photo: Snehal at Stanford's Holi, Festival of Colors, organized by Asha for Education.

Areas of Responsibility: Athletic (Club Sport, Other), Academic groups, Health and Wellness groups, Stanford Concert Network Advisory Board, International Orgs, Peer Advisor Program, Workshop Schedule, White Plaza, Junior Class Presidents, Alcohol Advisory Board, and Pre-Professional Orgs.

Ankita Rakhe

Assistant Director
Ankita's StanfordWho Listing

About Ankita: Ankita has worked at Stanford for a year, but is the newbie on staff. She previously worked at Santa Clara University. Trinity University (TX), and The Ohio State University. As an undergrad at Vanderbilt University, Ankita held leadership positions in the South Asian student organization; a mentoring and tutoring organization; her sorority, Alpha Delta Pi; and in new student orientation. She was an assistant hall director in residence life at The Ohio State University, where she also went to graduate school. Ankita is very excited to be working at Stanford and cannot wait to get to know more students and attend events!

Photo: Ankita smiling!

Areas of Responsibility: Athletic (Martial Arts) Orgs, Community Service Orgs, Ethnic/Cultural Orgs, Media/Campus Publications, Religious Orgs, the Stanford Fund Partnership, OrgSync, SAL Website, Social Media & Communication, Student Activities Fair, The Leadership INITIATIVE and Re-registration Process.