Peer Advisors

Undergraduate peer advisors are senior Public Policy students who are experienced in course planning, research, and juggling the many opportunities available at Stanford.

Many have also been involved in Bing Overseas Studies Programs, Stanford in Washington, Summer Research College, and honors programs. As such, they are able to answer questions not only about the Public Policy major and coursework but also about how these many Stanford opportunities can enhance a student's experience of the Public Policy major. Undergraduate peer advisors are happy to answer questions by email and to meet with prospective majors one-on-one.

Noah Bartelt

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Cohort: 2023

Concentration: Computational Public Policy 

Noah Bartelt (he/him) is a rising senior majoring in Public Policy with a concentration in Computational Public Policy and a minor in Music. He is fascinated by how data science can be applied to public policy to achieve more equitable and just outcomes, particularly at the local and state levels. A proud Wisconsinite, he founded the first LGBTQ+ Pride event in his hometown and interned for his city government to study economic and racial inequities. He also has experience in political campaigns at various levels, most recently working for Senator Tammy Baldwin. Recently, he worked at the Wisconsin Policy Forum, researching the impact of COVID-19 on the financial standing of Wisconsin municipalities. Outside of academics, he is passionate about music, exploring the outdoors, baking, and his co-op.

Erick Bravo

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Cohort: 2023

Concentration: Discrimination, Crime, & Poverty Policy

Erick Bravo (he/him) is a senior majoring in Public Policy with a concentration in Discrimination, Crime, and Poverty Policy. As a first-generation student from Waukegan, Illinois, a predominantly minority suburb of Chicago, Erick is passionate about migration policy and labor economics and policy. On campus, Erick is the co-president of Barrio, a mentoring and tutoring program for low-income Latine students in East Palo Alto, and a Resident Assistant at EVGR-A. Erick has interned with his county government through the Haas Center and the Congressional Hispanic Caucus through Stanford in Washington. He has worked as a research assistant on labor issues in the poultry industry. Additionally, Erick studied British politics, migration, and labor issues abroad through BOSP at Oxford. Erick enjoys watching movies, running, and trying new foods in his free time.

Anna Chavez

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Cohort: 2023

Concentration: Discrimination, Crime & Poverty Policy

Anna is a senior majoring in Public Policy with minors in Data Science and Comparative Studies in Race & Ethnicity. She is a proud Chicana from San Antonio, TX. Anna is passionate about addressing the disparate impacts of policy on communities of color across policy topics, including criminal justice, environmental, and education. During her sophomore year, she served as a research assistant with SPARQ; a Stanford behavioral science “do tank,” where she contributed to various criminal justice projects regarding police-community relations and racial profiling. In Spring 2021, Anna applied her commitment to service by completing a cardinal quarter fellowship with Public Citizen Texas as an Environmental Policy and Advocacy Intern. Anna studied abroad in Florence during her Junior year, which she found to be an enriching part of her Stanford experience. On campus, Anna is the President of Stanford Women in Politics (SWIP), where she seeks to empower a community of women passionate about political and legal public service and reform.

Rachel Kim

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Cohort: 2023

Concentration: Health Care Policy

Rachel (she/her) is a senior and coterminal master's student studying Public Policy with a concentration in Health Policy. Having grown up in places with vastly different health systems and outcomes like South Korea/Canada and California, Rachel became interested in the impact of sociocultural influences on health and the role of policymaking in health equity advances. She has been involved with Stanford in Government and Los Salseros de Stanford on campus. After returning from her gap year, Rachelstaffed Otero, the Public Service and Civic Engagement theme dorm. Throughout her undergraduate career, she has been involved with research on campus with various labs like the Immigration Policy LabCenter for Deliberative DemocracySIEPR, and APARC. Rachel has spent her summers exploring her interests in criminal justice (at the Orange County Public Defender's office) and health policy (at SIDDLAPPHHS/ASPE, and Capitol Hill). Rachel is excited to answer any questions and talk about all things Public Policy and more! 

Rachel Rivera

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Cohort: 2023

Concentration: Discrimination, Crime & Poverty Policy

Rachel is a senior pursuing a B.A. in Public Policy. As the daughter of a Guatemalan immigrant and formerly incarcerated person, she is deeply committed to issues affecting the Latinx community, including racial equity, environmental justice, and creating change in the criminal legal system. She has done research in the sociology department at Stanford regarding racial and socioeconomic equity in secondary education. Last summer, she worked at the Responsible Sourcing network, working to hold corporations accountable for how they source their raw materials; as well as completed a Stanford Women in Politics fellowship at Californians United for a Responsible Budget, where she worked to advocate for legislation that reduces the number of incarcerated people in California. As part of the Stanford in Washington program in the spring of 2022, she worked at the Congressional Hispanic Caucus in the House of Representatives, supporting the creation of new legislation surrounding women’s reproductive rights. On campus, Rachel serves as the co-director of Stanford Women in Politics fellowships and is a proud member of Ritmo!