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Important Information Regarding COVID-19

In light of the University’s newly released policy regarding COVID-19 -- recommending the community minimize social contact -- we encourage students to utilize virtual options when seeking support or information from the Earth Systems Program. Please contact staff via email or phone and we will be happy to assist! Latest information about the University's response to COVID-19 can be found here:

Student Advisors

Active and engaged advising is a hallmark of the Earth Systems Program. We offer a tiered advising network that starts with an annual cohort of student advisors and includes committed staff & faculty. We pride ourselves on offering advising and guidance on a "one human being at a time" basis. Please feel free to set up an appointment or just stop by for help. Student Advisors hold weekly office hours in the Earth Systems office during the academic year. Our doors are always open! 

Spring 2020 Updates!

Earth Systems Slack Channel

We have created a Slack channel for the Earth Systems community to use over the course of the Spring Quarter. To join our new Earth Systems Slack, join the Stanford Earth workspace ( with your Stanford email and log in. Next, add yourself to the Earth Systems specific channels. They all start with “earthsys-“. The most important one to join is “earthsys-general”. These Slack channels will be the primary resource for all things Earth Systems over the course of the quarter. Questions? Email Lilla (

Virtual Advising with Student Advisors

Even though we can't be together in person, the student advisors are still here to address any questions you might have, work through 4-year plans, or give any other advise you might need in these difficult times.

SPRING 2020 Office Hours:

Student Advisors will be available for virtual advising during these designated times every week either through Zoom, over email, or on Slack. More information about the student advisors (including ways to contact us) can be found below!

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Leif Alesaundro Gonzales-Kramer

Masters Student in Earth Systems
Leif is currently a Stanford Earth Systems Coterminal Master's student and has a strong interest in the global food system and climate change solutions. With a focus on design thinking, he is interested in creating, sustaining, and scaling social enterprises with environmentally and socially based missions.

Sabrina Farah Ashraf Mengrani

Masters Student in Civil and Environmental Engineering
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Lilla Agnes Petruska

Masters Student in Earth Systems
Lilla is a senior from Santa Barbara, California. She is in the Human Environmental Systems track and will be completing the M.S. in Earth Systems next year with a focus in Urban Ecology. Post-Stanford, she plans to pursue landscape architecture and urban planning. Talk to her about environmental design, public space activation, and regenerative landscapes. Outside the Earth Systems office, you can find her running the dish, creating playlists for friends, practicing graphic design, or reading non-fiction.
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Ricardo Ramon Sanchez Romero

Masters Student in Sustainability Science and Practice
Ricardo is a senior in the Biosphere track of Earth Systems focusing on Conservation Biology. Throughout his experience at Stanford, Ricardo loved to pursue the practicum classes offered such as Ecology and Natural History of Jasper Ridge, Science of Soils, and Principles and Practices of Sustainable Agriculture. His junior year, Ricardo went to Australia and explored the Coral Reef and Coastal Forest Ecosystems. For the past summers, Ricardo worked in conservation research, NPS for Yosemite, CleanTech start up, and a team project funded by the D.School. This June 2020, Ricardo will be finishing his Undergrad and Master’s degree in Sustainability.
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Sarah Avery Claire Taylor

Masters Student in Earth Systems
Sarah is an undergraduate in the B.S. program in Earth Systems with a focus in human environmental systems. Specifically, her interests include climate change modeling, environmental policy and law, and sustainability. She is a student advisor for the Stanford Earth Systems program and in charge of maintaining alumni relations.

During her time at Stanford, Sarah has found a passion in educating her peers in sustainable food practices. Sarah is also a two-time kitchen manager on the Stanford row, and this year is entrusted with student staff training for all kitchen managers. Within her role as a kitchen manager she strives to optimize the intersection of student health, nutrition, and sustainability.

On the weekends you can find Sarah hiking nearby at Hidden Villa, brewing craft kombucha, and tending to her 15 chickens. She is from Dallas, Texas and a graduate of The Hockaday School.
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Jacqueline Marie Vogel

Masters Student in Earth Systems
Jacqui is a coterminal Masters student in Earth Systems, focusing on climate change, oceans, and environmental policy. Since coming to Stanford, she has explored both the science and policy aspects of environmentalism through research and internships at the World Wildlife Fund, Hopkins Marine Station, and the California Ocean Protection Council. She plans to continue her study of the connections between climate change and coastal protected areas through the MUIR Fellowship and Masters thesis work with the Stanford Center for Ocean Solutions.

Outside of her academic interests, Jacqui enjoys hiking, yoga, listening to podcasts, vegan food, and any activities that involve the ocean.
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Hannah Elizabeth Tracy Young

Student Employee, Earth Systems Program
Hannah is an undergraduate in the Earth Systems Program with a focus on Land Systems and is primarily interested in land use and the methods used to monitor land use change. She is a student advisor for the Earth Systems program as well as a docent at Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve. Hannah is originally from Spearfish, South Dakota located in the beautiful Black Hills where she gained a love for the environment at an early age. Her passion has continued to grow throughout her time at Stanford with engaging courses on campus, studying abroad in Australia, and working as the naturalist at Stanford Sierra Camp. Outside of her academics, she can be found hiking, mountain biking, climbing, doing crosswords, or enjoying a nice cup of coffee.