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Student of the Month Award Recipients

Graduate student Kimberly Higuera
Feb 1 2020
Kim is a joint Ph.D. and MPP candidate who hails from San Diego, California. She is currently in her 4th year as a doctoral student at Stanford’s Sociology department. Her main policy interests lie in social and anti-poverty policy, and in particular how these impact immigrant integration in the US...
Hernan Dario Mejia
Jan 1 2020
Hernán is currently pursuing a Master in Public Policy and a Master in Management Science and Engineering. Before Stanford, Hernán received his BS in Electronic Engineering and worked for five years in technology consulting with the public sector in Latin America. His roles ranged from...
Jordan Payne
Dec 1 2019
Jordan is a senior majoring in Public Policy with a concentration in Law and the Legal System. She is interested in the intersection of law and social justice and is grateful to the Public Policy program for supporting her interests. Each summer and through Stanford coursework, she has worked...
Nov 4 2019
Sheetal graduated as MSx Sloan Fellow from the Stanford Graduate School of Business in 2018 and is currently working on her MA in Public Policy. Before Stanford, Sheetal had a decade of experience in the healthcare industry, having worked in multifarious roles ranging from business development,...
Oct 1 2019
My name is Garrett Jensen and I am a second year POLS/MPP student. Originally from Portland, Oregon, food trucks, coffee shops and nature are in my DNA.
Diana Zhao MPP student
Jun 1 2019
Diana is an M.P.P. candidate with a concentration in health policy and holds a B.S. from Stanford. With the Public Policy department's support, Diana has received two summer fellowships to work at the Asian Prisoner Support Committee and China's first National Cord Blood Bank in Beijing. She's...
Coterminal student Tim Lann
Apr 1 2019
Tim is a Coterminal MA student focused on International Development within Public Policy and got his BA in Developmental Economics.  Before coming to Stanford, Tim ran a non-profit focused on education efforts in Central America.  While at Stanford, Tim's work in International Development expanded...
Mar 1 2019
Brandon is a senior majoring in Public Policy with a minor in Psychology. With heavy investments in the application of policy and law for social change, they hope to use their experience at Stanford to advocate for Queer and Trans* rights in the US policy sphere. Following the completion of a 5th...
MA Student of the Month Djalil Reghis
Feb 1 2019
Djalil is earning a Master of Arts in Public Policy and just graduated as a Sloan Fellow from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Before joining Stanford, he worked for five years for Al Rashideen International Holding Co., a diversified company based in Dubai that holds, among other...
Student of the Month Rebecca Smalbach
Jan 1 2019
Rebecca Smalbach is currently a sophomore majoring in Public Policy and minoring in Economics and History. On campus, she is Head of Community Development for Stanford Women in Politics, and a copy editor for both the Stanford Daily, and the Stanford Political Magazine, a non-partisan political...