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Student of the Month Award Recipients

Caleb Smith
Jan 4 2017 | Student of the Month
Caleb is a senior majoring in Public Policy and is a M. A. candidate in the Public Policy program. Particularly interested in the design of government institutions, urban issues, and the international system, Caleb is participating in the winter practicum on transportation.
Jeffrey Lin
Dec 1 2016 | Student of the Month
Jeffrey is an M.A. candidate in the Public Policy Program and a Ph.D. candidate in the Electrical Engineering department. Jeffrey is interested in the intersection of technology and policy, particularly in the field of energy and environmental policy. At Stanford, he coordinated a research effort...
Kaya McRuer
Nov 1 2016 | Student of the Month
Kaya McRuer is a graduating senior in the undergraduate Public Policy Program at Stanford with a concentration in Education Policy. She is interested in issues of equity and civic engagement through schooling, as well as juvenile justice reform. 
Zach Sorenson
Oct 3 2016 | Student of the Month
Zach is a coterminal M.A. candidate in Public Policy interested in technology policy and California politics. As an undergraduate, he majored in Computer Science and completed a minor in economics. Zach currently works as a research assistant for Condoleezza Rice and has been a teaching assistant...
Oscar Sarabia Roman
Sep 1 2016 | Student of the Month
Oscar is a senior at Stanford studying Public Policy with a concentration in Law and the Legal System. He is also minoring in Political Science with a Justice and Law track and writing a thesis in the Center for Democracy, Development, and Rule of Law (CDDRL) Honors Program.
Aug 1 2016 | Student of the Month
Sarah is graduating in August 2016 with a Master of Public Policy with a concentration in International Trade and Economic Policy. Currently she is a Government Affairs intern with the Trust for Public Land in San Francisco. In 2011, Sarah graduated from Stanford with a bachelor’s degree in Public...
Megan Connors
Jul 1 2016 | Student of the Month
Megan graduated Phi Beta Kappa with Distinction and with a concentration in Education Policy and a minor in History. During her time at Stanford, she studied abroad in both Florence and Cape Town, where she completed a Community-Engaged learning experience with Parkfields Primary School.
Jun 1 2016 | Student of the Month
Brian is a graduating Master of Public Policy candidate with a concentration in Resources, Environment, and Energy Policy. His interest in all things related to energy inspired him to enroll in classes throughout the Stanford campus, from Energy Law taught by Professor Michael Wara at the Law...
May 1 2016 | Student of the Month
Jelani is a B.A. candidate in the Department of Economics and Public Policy Program (Development & Growth Policies). He is writing an honors thesis in Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law on the implications of International Monetary Fund structural adjustment for incumbent voter support...
Apr 1 2016 | Student of the Month
Uttara Sivaram is an M.A. Candidate in the Public Policy Program at Stanford University, concentrating in Energy and Environmental Policy Analysis. Previously, she studied Cognitive Neuroscience and Economics, also at Stanford, which prompted her interest in the field of public policy. Most...