Grete Howland (She/Her)

Undergraduate Student Services Specialist

Grete has spent most of her career in and around education. After studying literature and communication for her bachelor's degree at Westmont College in Santa Barbara and then taking some time to travel the world, Grete went back to school to earn her MA in Creative Writing and Literature and began teaching middle school English and humanities at a progressive K-12 school in Pasadena, CA. In 2016, she moved with her now-husband to Portland, OR, and received her certificate in Montessori adolescent education while continuing to teach. After a few more years spent working with the early adolescent crowd, Grete decided to transition to post-secondary education, becoming a writing instructor and academic editor for both graduate and undergraduate students at Walden University. Most recently, Grete took a brief sojourn into proposal writing for a large education technology company; while there, she realized how much she missed working with students directly. Now, Grete is incredibly excited to be back in academia working with and for the Stanford community. Originally from Santa Cruz, CA, Grete is also a creative writer and loves to read, run, paddleboard, watch reality TV, and cheer for the Giants. Grete currently lives on the Peninsula with her husband and very nervous but very sweet rescue pup, Nellie.


Encina Hall West, Room 105

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