Welcome from the Frosh 101 Team!

Welcome Frosh!

We hope you enjoy Frosh 101! This new program offers students a place to be seen, heard, and validated as they build a strong community with their peers. This course also allows frosh to learn from upper-class students who can help guide them through the chaos of their first quarter at Stanford. We hope Frosh 101 provides students with the social and emotional support needed to thrive in and out of the classroom at Stanford. 

For more information about Frosh 101 please contact us at  frosh101program@stanford.edu.

Have a great first year!


About Dr. Courtney Peña, Frosh 101 Program Manager

Courtney Peña is the Program Manager for Frosh 101 and Transfer 101. Prior to joining the VPUE, Courtney completed her PhD in the Graduate School of Education at Stanford where she researched issues of equity, inclusion, and accessibility in education. Courtney began her higher ed journey as a FLI community college student before transferring to Arizona State University where she completed her B.A. in Spanish and M.A. in Curriculum and Instruction. She worked for several years as a research specialist at ASU prior to beginning her doctoral program at Stanford in 2013. She has published research on critical pedagogy as well as issues of diversity in higher education. From 2014-2018, Courtney was the program coordinator for the Frosh Scholars Program, a mentorship-based transition program hosted by El Centro Chicano y Latino and Academic Advising. She also served as a Graduate Scholar-in-Residence at El Centro from 2017-2019 and was awarded the Outstanding Graduate Mentor Award in 2017 for her work with both undergraduate and graduate student mentorship on campus. She is passionate about building intentional communities where students can grow and belong and was awarded the Community Impact Award from the Stanford Alumni Association in 2018 as well as the VPGE's Community Award in 2019. Courtney is a DARE Fellow as well as a former EDGE and Haas GPS Fellow. She has been an instructor and teaching assistant for more than 20 undergraduate courses at Stanford and is excitedly brings her expertise in teaching, research, and programming to the Frosh 101 team. In her free time, Courtney enjoys exploring the Bay Area, watching science fiction, and bringing people together in community.

About Steven Doan, Frosh 101 Program Coordinator

Steven DoanSteven Doan is the Program Coordinator of Frosh 101 at Stanford. Prior to joining the Frosh 101 team, he pursued a B.S. with Honors in Science, Technology, and Society at Stanford University before graduating in the summer of 2019. As the program coordinator of Frosh 101, he will draw upon his experiences as a former undergraduate to provide a student perspective and understanding to the programs and curriculum of Frosh 101. While at Stanford, Steven was heavily involved in the Stanford Vietnamese Student Association and Mua Lac Hong, where he was able to support frosh and fellow undergraduates in creating a welcoming community for them to explore and celebrate their connections with Vietnamese culture and identity. His involvement in the Asian American and Pacific Islander (API) community through these organizations eventually led him to staff at the Asian American Activities Center during his senior year, where he focused on creating spaces in which undergraduates could engage with and obtain resources for mental health topics relevant to the API community through speaker-led workshops. In addition to working with students and fostering community, Steven is an avid lover of food and is always looking for chances to try new cuisines and restaurants in the Bay Area, preferably with willing friends. In his free time, Steven enjoys working out, watching anime, reading horror stories, and learning how to cook (better).