Meet our current cohort of research fellows!
Shawn Charles is a junior studying computer science. He is originally from Chandler, Arizona and has interests in artificial intelligence, sustainability, and entrepreneurship. He wants to use these passions to create technology that will improve the quality of life of society while bettering the environment. In his free time, he enjoys watching movies and television, playing sports with friends, and spending time camping and fishing.
Alan De Loera
Alan De Loera is a sophomore majoring in computer science (with a focus on artificial intelligence) and minoring in MS&E. Alan grew up in Texas and spent a lot of my summers in Aguascalientes, Mexico, where my parents are from. Growing up, Alan was a professional cowboy, called a charro, and competed at nationals in the US and Mexico. Alan enjoys coffee, the outdoors, video games, space, music, soccer, basketball, and good conversations about life. In particular, Alan is passionate about include climate change, minority representation in STEM, economic justice, and social justice.
Jordan Deasy is a senior from Oceanside, California studying Symbolic Systems and completing a coterm in Sustainability Science and Practice. She is interested in decision-making in sustainability, specifically from the perspective of businesses. She is also interested in exploring methods of scaling sustainability efforts beyond the individual, such as through corporate efforts/corporate social responsibility. Outside of school, Jordan loves to journal, read memoirs/philosophy, and go on walks.
Feona is a senior studying Public Policy and Data Science, and they have a keen interest in studying education and mental health. They're especially excited about the opportunity to research education policy with Professor Irene Lo! Feona enjoys savoring French-Japanese cakes, integrating the color yellow into their day, and journaling about everything. Feona also works as a WCC coordinator and finds joy in the fauna of Stanford.
Obinna Ekeagwu is a Nigerian-American from Alexandria, Virginia. He is a sophomore majoring in Mathematical & Computational Science and considering an MS&E minor. Obinna is interested in data science’s application in numerous areas, but particularly sports strategy, logistics, and social networks. He is fascinated with how computational approaches to problems can both enhance and inhibit the human perspective. Obinna enjoys playing tennis, soccer, basketball and cricket during his free time.
Kerilynn Guevara is a sophomore majoring in Data Science. Having lived in Mexico before moving back to Wisconsin, she has an interest in the way language and inaccessible information for non-English speakers creates disparity within the realms of healthcare and education. Aside from data analysis, she has an interest in learning how things work and enjoys working with hardware and learning how to build/put things back together. Outside of academics, she enjoys traveling, sightseeing, and making last-minute plans to explore new places- especially in the outdoors.
Kadija Ismail is a sophomore from Springfield, Virginia majoring in Management Science & Engineering and Computer Science. Prior to Stanford, Kadija worked heavily on equity and policy within Fairfax County Public Schools. Last summer, Kadija worked as a Product Management Intern for a startup in the Bay Area. In her free time, Kadija indulges in heavylifting, anime, and exploring food places in the Bay!
Katrina Kuo is a sophomore majoring in Design (AI + Digital User Experience track) and minoring in MS&E. She is passionate about design, technology, and entrepreneurship. Katrina has interned at startups to help leverage technology for product development and to promote conscious leadership. During Katrina's leisure time, she enjoys listening to music, going to the beach, and going on hiking adventures.
Francesca is a junior from Atlanta, Georgia studying Economics and Creative Writing. She's previously done research at the Center for Poverty and Inequality and the Stanford Graduate School of Education, and she is passionate about increasing diversity and accessibility in higher education and social impact work. In her free time, Francesca enjoys listening to jazz music, reading prose and poetry, and exploring the Bay Area.
Nolan Mejia is a sophomore from San Diego, California studying Management Science and Engineering. As Academic Director for the Society of Latinx Engineers at Stanford, he is passionate about increasing diversity and representation. He is also involved in Men's Club Volleyball and Phi Kappa Psi. In his free time, he enjoys going to the beach, hiking, and playing Spikeball.
Bio coming soon!
Daniel Rullan is a freshman at Stanford University from Visalia, California. He is interested in exploring the intersections of Bioengineering, Management and AI. He is passionate about bringing affordable medicine to communities in need. In his free time you can find him on the court playing for the club basketball team and eating pizza.
Sebastian is a sophomore from Texas interested in venture capital on campus and its role in accelerating impactful ventures. On campus, he's involved in Stanford Energy Club and is on SENSA's VC team. He's majoring in Symbolic Systems and minoring in Economics.
Casey is a freshman at Stanford from Doylestown, Pennsylvania planning on studying either Computer Science or Engineering Physics. He’s particularly interested in emerging technologies in quantum computing and other areas of deep tech. Prior to Stanford, Casey developed mobile applications by request for individuals in his high school community. Outside of school, Casey enjoys basketball, escape rooms, and video games!
Khanh is a senior majoring in Management Science & Engineering. As a FLI student well familiarized with underprivileged community, she is passionate in investigating new ways of work with an emphasis on diversity and inclusion. Her research is focused on the incorporation of AI with management and operation systems to redesign organizational structures that is focused on the visibility and growth of employees. In her free time, like most human beings, she likes to dance, workout, cook, and eat.
Originally from Orange County, CA, Vivian Wang is a sophomore at Stanford University majoring in Computer Science and minoring in Management Science & Engineering. Vivian is especially interested in leveraging technology to build better teams and creating spaces to uplift minorities in tech. In her free time, she enjoys spending a day at Disneyland, going on hikes, traveling the world, writing articles for The Stanford Daily, and walking backwards across campus as a tour guide at Stanford. For the MS&E Undergraduate in Diversity Research Program, Vivian will be working with Wajeeha Ahmad to explore misinformation and Twitter's "read before you retweet" design change.
Katherine is a sophomore double majoring in Human Biology and Communication. She is interested in the intersection of statistics and biology and is passionate about accessible healthcare and healthcare communication. She looks forward to working at SURF analyzing type 1 diabetes. In her free time, she enjoys driving and exploring California's coasts, reading poetry, and trying new kinds of coffee.
Nicole Yang is a junior majoring in Management Science and Engineering with a concentration in Finance and Decision, and intending to pursue a coterm in it as well. She is from Milwaukee, Wisconsin and enjoys playing tennis and trying out new food in the Bay Area in her free time. Nicole is passionate about the ethics of technology, economics, and machine learning, and hopes to apply her skills to help the underserved. At Stanford, Nicole is currently the Vice President of Stanford Smart Woman Securities, an Associate for Stanford Women on Boards, and a part of the Hmong Student Union.