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Diversity and Inclusion

Stanford Graduate School of Education is committed to creating an environment in which everyone can thrive, learn, and contribute meaningfully to addressing the most pressing education issues in our diverse communities.

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A letter from the Chief Inclusion Officer

We live in challenging times. The centuries-long fight for racial justice has reached a crescendo in 2020 in ways that have involved and affected many of you. In education, the global pandemic has further laid bare—and exacerbated—the inequities that continue to limit access to quality learning.

This moment in history demands that we look closely at how we can fight anti-Black racism and how it affects students and educators. At the GSE, our focus continues to be on providing—and helping our students learn to provide—equitable, accessible, and effective learning for all.

Through responsive teaching and innovative research, our faculty members focus on equity every day. Our research centers examine how issues of equity affect students, educators, and schools. And our students, faculty and staff see equity and inclusion as central to our mission of creating new and better ways to achieve high-quality education for all.

We may not have all the answers. But the quest for knowledge and the search for truth are exciting, worthwhile endeavors. Join us in creating the world we want to see.

Eric Abrams
Chief Inclusion Officer, Stanford Graduate School of Education

GSE demographics, 2019-2020

Stanford makes available data on the composition of the university community since 2010. The university plans to improve and refine the data it collects, reflecting identities as people experience them, including gender, intersectionality, and invisible differences.

Visit the university dashboard

Introducing the Inclusion Council

Launched in the winter of 2021, the inaugural GSE Inclusion Council seeks to strengthen and broaden inclusive leadership school wide. Comprised of faculty, staff, students, and alumni, the council will advise and consult with the Chief Inclusion Officer on initiatives intended to create a welcoming environment for all.

To learn more about the council, or to provide input, contact Eric Abrams

Stephanie R. Bravo
Stephanie R. Bravo

MA ’15, Policy, Organization, and Leadership Studies (POLS)
Co-founder and President, StudentMentor.org

Hector Camacho
Hector Camacho

MA ’07, Stanford Teacher Education Program (STEP)
Trustee, San Mateo County Board of Education

Tina Cheuk
Tina Cheuk

MA ’07, PhD ’19, Educational Policy
Assistant Professor, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Summer Johnson
Summer Johnson

MA ’20, Stanford Teacher Education Program (STEP)
Teacher, Lodestar: A Lighthouse Community School, Oakland, CA

Rachel Knowles
Rachel Knowles

(she/her/hers)
Financial Analyst, Stanford Graduate School of Education

CoCo Massengale
CoCo Massengale

Second-year doctoral student in Race, Inequality, and Language in Education (RILE)

Preetha Menon
Preetha Menon

MA ’10, Curriculum and Teacher Education (CTE)
Lead Researcher for Understanding Language at Stanford Graduate School of Education

Gisell Quihuis
Gisell Quihuis

PhD ’02, Educational Psychology
DEI and Educational Consultant at Quihuis Educational Consulting, Menlo Park, CA

Caroline Stasulat
Caroline Stasulat

Assistant Director of Degree Programs, Stanford Graduate School of Education

Darius White
Darius White

MA ’12, Stanford Teacher Education Program (STEP)
Teacher, St. Ignatius College Preparatory, San Francisco, CA
Board member, San Francisco Education Fund

Benjamin S. Woodford
Benjamin S. Woodford

Fourth-year doctoral student, Curriculum and Teacher Education (CTE)

Christine Min Wotipka
Christine Min Wotipka

Associate Professor (Teaching) of Education and (by courtesy) Sociology
Director, master’s program in International Comparative Education (ICE) and International Education Policy Analysis (IEPA)


Connect with us

On any matters or questions of diversity and inclusion at the GSE, Eric Abrams would be happy to hear from you at eabrams@stanford.edu

Report an incident

GSE students, staff, and faculty are invited to discuss and report incidents or concerns with Eric Abrams at this dedicated email account:  occurrence@gse.stanford.edu

Meet our community

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Alfredo J. Artiles, Professor
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Jim Cho, POLS '18
Preserving a minority community and culture
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Teresa LaFromboise, Professor
Suicide prevention for Native American adolescents
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