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Stanford Mentors 2021-2022

Leadership Team


Raj Balaji - President

Mechanical Engineering - abalaji@stanford.edu

The President coordinates the Stanford FAST program by overseeing the leadership team, maintaining partnerships within and outside Stanford, ensuring sustained funding, and dealing with the administrative and legal aspects of FAST.


Hannah Rosenblatt - Chief Operations Officer

Developmental Biology - hrosenbl@stanford.edu

The Chief Operations Officer is responsible for FAST leadership after the President. They disseminate information from the leadership team, document changes to the structure and logistics of FAST, and deal with administrative and legal aspects.


Alex Heyer - Andrew Hill Chief Program Officer

Chemistry

The Chief Program Officers are the first point of contact at each high school for both mentors and teachers. They are responsible for keeping track of mentors and students, communicating weekly goals, and referring for help any mentors or students suffering health, psychological, or family problems.


Alex Lessenger - Andrew Hill Chief Program Officer

Biology

The Chief Program Officers are the first point of contact at each high school for both mentors and teachers. They are responsible for keeping track of mentors and students, communicating weekly goals, and referring for help any mentors or students suffering health, psychological, or family problems.


Anudeep Mangu - James Lick Chief Program Officer

Materials Science and Engineering

The Chief Program Officers are the first point of contact at each high school for both mentors and teachers. They are responsible for keeping track of mentors and students, communicating weekly goals, and referring for help any mentors or students suffering health, psychological, or family problems.


Josselyn Peña - James Lick Chief Program Officer

Immunology

The Chief Program Officers are the first point of contact at each high school for both mentors and teachers. They are responsible for keeping track of mentors and students, communicating weekly goals, and referring for help any mentors or students suffering health, psychological, or family problems.


Stephanie Lim - Financial Officer

Earth System Science

The Financial Officer coordinates with funding sources, creates financial projections for fundraising efforts, and files reimbursements for FAST expenses.


Brian Zhong - Development Officer (external)

Chemical Engineering

The Development Officer identifies grants and funding sources, organizes the grant-writing process, and forms internal funding partnerships within Stanford University.


Erica Liu - Development Officer (internal)

Chemistry

The Development Officer identifies grants and funding sources, organizes the grant-writing process, and forms internal funding partnerships within Stanford University.


Rosa Ma - Outcomes Officer

Genetics

The Outcomes Officer leads the outcomes surveying team, researches improved outcomes tracking practices, and designs new surveys for measuring FAST's long-term impact.


Joseph Kelly - Deputy Financial Officer

Chemistry


Tina Na Narong - Outcomes Officer

Physics

The Outcomes Officer leads the outcomes surveying team, researches improved outcomes tracking practices, and designs new surveys for measuring FAST's long-term impact.


Qian Zhao - Outcomes Officer

Statistics

The Outcomes Officer leads the outcomes surveying team, researches improved outcomes tracking practices, and designs new surveys for measuring FAST's long-term impact.


Nora Enright - Director of Mentor Recruitment and Training

Bioengineering

The Director of Mentor Recruitment and Training hosts information sessions to recruit future mentors. They also coordinate and develop mentor training sessions to prepare new and current mentors to be successful in mentorship.


Sarah Wu - Director of Mentor Recruitment and Training

Psychology

The Director of Mentor Recruitment and Training hosts information sessions to recruit future mentors. They also coordinate and develop mentor training sessions to prepare new and current mentors to be successful in mentorship.


Melissa Nakamoto - Director of Communications

Chemistry

The Director of Internal Communications and Social Programming is responsible for maintaining the FAST website, electronically communicating weekly goals to mentors and students before each session, and organizing social events for mentors.


Sahil Dagli - Workshops and Auxiliary Programs Coordinator

Materials Science and Engineering

The Workshops and Auxiliary Programs Coordinators develop and deliver workshops that cover a wide range of topics, including college applications, SAT/ACT testing, scientific ethics, reading primary scientific literature, and giving presentations. They are responsible for interfacing with summer intership programs, serving as the primary point of contact for FAST students who are interested in doing research at the university level.


Lindsey Mehl - Workshops and Auxiliary Programs Coordinator

Cancer Biology

The Workshops and Auxiliary Programs Coordinators develop and deliver workshops that cover a wide range of topics, including college applications, SAT/ACT testing, scientific ethics, reading primary scientific literature, and giving presentations. They are responsible for interfacing with summer intership programs, serving as the primary point of contact for FAST students who are interested in doing research at the university level.


Amanda Wiggenhorn - Teaching and Education Specialist

Chemistry


Ruhi Sayana - Science Fair & Symposium Coordinator

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Sahil Tembulkar - Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer

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Eric Cooper - Andrew Hill Inventory Officer

Physics

The Inventory Officer is responsible for managing FAST equipment and supplies, including coordinating orders for supplies and proposing purchases of capital equipment based on student needs.


Jasper Ainsworth - James Lick Inventory Officer

Chemistry

The Inventory Officer is responsible for managing FAST equipment and supplies, including coordinating orders for supplies and proposing purchases of capital equipment based on student needs.

Professional Team

FAST is a voluntary student organization (VSO) entirely led by Stanford graduate students. To most effectively design curriculum and coordinate the program, FAST solicits the expert advice of the following staff scientists and professional researchers at Stanford who volunteer their time.

Mentors


Alex Heyer

Chemistry

Alex is a third year PhD student in the chemistry department. He grew up in the 'zert and then went to the University of Virgina (go hoos!). In his free time he likes wearing laser glasses, making zoom breakout rooms, and drinking caffeine-free diet coke.


Alex Lessenger

Biology


Amanda Wiggenhorn

Chemistry


Anudeep Mangu

Materials Science and Engineering

Anudeep is a second year Phd student interested in the physics of new materials that are interesting for new technologies. He loves reading fantasy novels, watching TV shows, and going on the occasional hike. He is excited to work with FAST to make some exciting projects!


Brian Zhong

Chemical Engineering


Eric Cooper

Physics


Erica Liu

Chemistry


Hannah Rosenblatt

Developmental Biology - hrosenbl@stanford.edu


Jasper Ainsworth

Chemistry


Joseph Kelly

Chemistry


Josselyn Peña

Immunology


Lindsey Mehl

Cancer Biology


Melissa Nakamoto

Chemistry

Melissa is a third year PhD student in the chemistry department. She grew up in Honolulu, Hawaii and then moved to the east coast for her undergrad at Brown. In her free time she enjoys indulging in charcuterie boards, cappuccinos, and pressed grape juice. 


Nora Enright

Bioengineering


Qian Zhao

Statistics


Raj Balaji

Mechanical Engineering - abalaji@stanford.edu


Rosa Ma

Genetics


Ruhi Sayana

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Sahil Dagli

Materials Science and Engineering


Sahil Tembulkar

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Sarah Wu

Psychology


Stephanie Lim

Earth System Science


Tina Na Narong

Physics