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2022 SSEA Staff

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Professional Staff

Bethlehem Aynalem (she/her)
Position
: Assistant Director, Equity & Inclusion
Hometown: American Canyon, CA

 

Gaby Velazquez (she/her)
Position: Assistant Director, Graduate Communities 
Hometown: Los Angeles, CA

 

Luz M. Jiménez Ruvalcaba (she/her)
Position: Assistant Director, Graduate Outreach and Recruitment 
Hometown: Inglewood, CA

 

Janet Johnson (she/her)
Position: Office and Programs Administrator 
Hometown: Washington, D.C.

 

Martha Schmidhauser (she/her)
Position: Accounting Associate 
Hometown: Iowa City, IA 

Resident Fellows  (RFs)

Current Stanford graduate students are responsible for the residential well-being of the SSEA program.

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Rachel Portillo (she/her)
Degree:
Earth Systems BS and Environmental Communications MA
Hometown: Truth or Consequences, New Mexico

 

Resident Assistants  (RAs)

Current Stanford undergraduate students are responsible for the residential well-being of the SSEA program.

Gabe SantaCruz (he/him)
Major: Computer Science
Fun fact: I know how to lucid dream o.O (control my dreams)

 

Heidy Badillo (she/her)
Major: Science, Technology & Society 
Fun fact: As a child, I wanted to be an astronaut!

 

Hywot Ayana (she/her)
Major: Undecided
Fun fact: I can’t whistle yet.

 

Imgard Bonheur (she/her)
Major: Undecided
Fun fact: I broke my glasses in the 5th grade walking to a bathroom stall door. Luckily no one else was in the bathroom, but I had to go back to PE class with one of the sides holding my glasses up, completely detached.

 

John Felix (he/his)
Major: Bioengineering 
Fun fact: This summer, I’m living in a two-bedroom San Francisco apartment with 4 friends and we all met in SSEA!

 

Leslie Espinoza Campomanes (she/her)
Major: Bioengineering and Human Rights 
Fun fact: I am a Top Fighter (TF) trainer since I was 13. TF is a Peruvian Martial Arts fitness program.

 

Olivia Viruet- Quintero (she/her)
Major: Bioengineering 
Fun fact: I am involved with Mariachi! 

 

Steven Li (he/him)
Major: Computer Science 
Fun fact:I spent my summer living with a Colombian family communicating purely with Google Translate

 

Sarah Yribarren (she/her)
Major: Chemical Engineering 
Fun fact: I have performed in Carnegie Hall.

 

Natanii “Tanii” Yazzie (he/him)
Major: Materials Science and Engineering
Fun fact: I used to ride horses competitively when I was younger ^.^