Meet the OCs and Professional Staff

2017 Orientation Coordinators

Orientation Coordinators (OCs) are the Stanford student staff in Undergraduate Advising and Research who serve on the Approaching Stanford team. We are dedicating our summer to help incoming students prepare for Stanford and to plan New Student Orientation (NSO). Watch our 2017 OC Welcome Video and subscribe to our 2017 OC Team Blog where we'll be sharing about Stanford from the student perspective!


Walker Brown, '19

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Role: Videographer/Graphics

Hometown: Laredo, Texas

Major/Prospective Major: Communications

It's the apocalypse, you can bring one object to the bunker, what are you bringing? 

Chris Pratt. He's hilarious, and if he can survive dinosaurs, he can survive the apocalypse.

Favorite event you've attended since being at Stanford: 

Stanford in Hollywood Spring Break Trip

What goes in the bowl first: milk or cereal?

Cereal - I know how the world works. 


Isaiah Drummond, '20

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Role: Logistics Coordinator 

Hometown: Houston, Texas

Major/Prospective Major: Mechanical Engineering 

It's the apocalypse, you can bring one object to the bunker, what are you bringing? 

Fried Chicken

Favorite event you've attended since being at Stanford: 

​Chance the Rapper concert in San Francisco.

​What goes in the bowl first: milk or cereal?

Cereal


Remy Gordon, '20

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Role: Approaching Stanford

Hometown: Overland Park, Kansas

Major/Prospective Major: Management Science & Engineering, Minor: Sociology

It's the apocalypse, you can bring one object to the bunker, what are you bringing? 

My computer to binge watch Netflix (is there Wi-Fi in the apocalypse?). 

Favorite event you've attended since being at Stanford:  

​Women's March in San Francisco

What goes in the bowl first: milk or cereal?

Unpopular opinion: milk, I like to keep things interesting.


Kimiko Hirota, '20

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Role: Communities Coordinator 

Hometown: Spokane, Washington

Major/Prospective Major: Sociology, Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity

It's the apocalypse, you can bring one object to the bunker, what are you bringing? 

Probably Bossypants by Tina Fey to keep me entertained as I hide for the duration.

Favorite event you've attended since being at Stanford: 

Rally the Resistance, a large march on Inauguration Day.

What goes in the bowl first: milk or cereal?

...I don't put milk in my cereal.


Marissa Luna, '20

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Role: Major Events Coordinator

Hometown: McLean, Virginia

Major/Prospective Major: Symbolic Systems/Product Design

It's the apocalypse, you can bring one object to the bunker, what are you bringing? 

My bed so I can take a nap.

Favorite event you've attended since being at Stanford: 

The 4th Annual She++ Gala

​What goes in the bowl first: milk or cereal?

​Definitely the cereal goes first, but the real question is: can cereal be considered a soup?


Brittany McGee, '19

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Role: Volunteer Coordinator

Hometown: Brandon, Florida

Major/Prospective Major: Bioengineering

It's the apocalypse, you can bring one object to the bunker, what are you bringing? 

A lifetime supply of hot wings.

Favorite event you've attended since being at Stanford: 

Dunch

What goes in the bowl first: milk or cereal?

Cereal is the only option.

New and Continuing Student Programs Team, Undergraduate Advising and Research

 

Anna Stone

Anna Stone, Assistant Director of New Student Programs, is responsible for developing and executing New Student Orientation and supervising the student OCs. Throughout the academic year Anna advises Frosh Council, the leadership group of the first-year class made up of elected representatives from each frosh residence. Frosh Council plans quarterly events and activities, builds class community and identity, and communicates information throughout the freshman class. She also serves as a Pre-Major Advisor for first and second-year students. Anna completed her Bachelor’s degree in Geography at UCLA, then continued on to the Stanford Graduate School of Education and earned a Master’s degree in Education, focusing her coursework on higher education and student affairs.


Diana Suedbeck

Photo of Diana SuedbeckDiana Suedbeck is the New Student Programs Manager for Undergraduate Advising and Research. She is responsible for implementing the Approaching Stanford program, which provides support to first-year and transfer students as they transition to life at Stanford. Being one of the first points of contact for these incoming students, Diana is focused on making sure they feel well-equipped to begin their academic experience at the university. Receiving her Bachelor's degree in Sociology from Bethel University in St. Paul, Minnesota, Diana's passion for higher education grew as she coached women's lacrosse for her alma mater.


Edith Wu-Nguyen

Edith Wu-Nguyen, Associate Dean in Undergraduate Advising and Research, oversees the preparation, welcome, and transition of new first-year students and transfers to Stanford through the Approaching Stanford process and New Student Orientation. She is also the incoming Resident Fellow (RF) for Okada, a four-class residence in the Wilbur Hall complex. Edith earned her Master’s degree in 2003 from the Harvard School of Public Health and her Bachelor’s degree in 1999 from Stanford where she studied Human Biology and Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity. Prior to returning to Stanford in 2006, she worked in community development programs in Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties.

 

 

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