Instructor and Staff Profiles


Lourdes Andrade

Director, Leland Scholars Program
Lourdes V. Andrade is the Associate Director of the Leland Scholars Program (LSP). LSP is a Residential Program within the Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education (VPUE) that supports students who may be the first in their family to attend college and/or come...Read more
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Andrew Vasquez

Andrew Vasquez is the Program Administrator for the Leland Scholars Program (LSP). Working closely with the Director, Andrew coordinates and leads programming for first-generation and/or low-income (FLI) students within LSP and the greater Stanford community. As a student in the inaugural LSP I...Read more

Residential Academic Directors

Jae Chung

Jae Chung is a PhD candidate in Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology at Stanford University. He earned a BS in Biochemistry and Cell Biology and minored in Political Science at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). He is currently...Read more

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Nidia Ruedas-Gracia

Hello! My name is Nidia Ruedas-Gracia and I am a current Stanford graduate student studying Developmental and Psychological Science (aka Educational Psychology) in the Graduate School of Education. I was born and raised in Los Angeles (Go Lakers! Go Dodgers! Go Kings!). I received a Bachelor’s...Read more


Charlie Cox

Dr. Charlie Cox’s primary interests lie in the field of chemical education, and in bringing cutting-edge science into the undergraduate classroom. He focuses on methods to promote active learning in organic and general chemistry, targeting improvements in problem solving, critical thinking and...Read more

Jennifer Schwartz Poehlmann

My name is Jennifer Schwartz and I am a Senior Lecturer in Stanford's Chemistry Department. I also did my graduate work here in Ed Solomon's lab earning a Ph.D. in Inorganic Chemistry in 2008. During those 6 years, I found that teaching was my greatest passion, and I got deeply involved in...Read more

Instructors-Program in Writing and Rhetoric (PWR)

Megan Formato

Meg Shields Formato is a lecturer in the Program in Writing and Rhetoric at Stanford and a tutor in the Hume Center for Speaking and Writing. She holds a PhD in History of Science from Harvard University and a BA in English from Amherst College. As a historian of modern science and technology,...Read more

Jennifer Johnson

Jennifer Johnson holds a B.A. in Art History with Honors from the University of Maryland at College Park and a M.A. and Ph.D. in Education (Language, Literacy and Culture Division) from the University of California, Berkeley.

Prior to Stanford, Jennifer taught courses in the Linguistics...Read more

Ashley Newby

Ashley is currently a lecturer in the Program of Writing and Rhetoric. She earned a B.A. in International Relations, and a B.A. in Social Relations and Policy from Michigan State University, her M.A. in Sociology of Education from New York University, and her PhD in African American and African...Read more