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Get Involved

You can make a difference at the Graduate School of Education and beyond by volunteering your time and expertise to build community and advance excellence in education. Check out these opportunities or contact us with ideas of your own.

Hire GSE students and alumni

Hire GSE students as interns and seek out alumni for full-time employment by posting opportunities in the EdCareers portal at no charge.

Get involved with the GSE Inclusion Council

Help create a welcoming environment for all by getting involved in the Inclusion Council, launched in 2021 by the Chief Inclusion Officer.

Mentor a Stanford student

Stanford Alumni Mentoring (SAM) is a robust platform for building relationships between students and alumni. Mentorship from experienced alumni helps students identify and work toward their career goals as well as forge life-long friendships.

Admissions applicant referral program

Help the GSE build the next class of educators! Refer high-caliber prospective applicants to receive information on any of the GSE’s academic programs.

Join the GSE’s recruitment efforts

Talk about your GSE experience with prospective applicants at graduate school recruitment fairs, meet local admitted students near you, and learn about ways to share how our community is improving lives through learning with future members of the Stanford GSE community.

Meet the GSE Alumni Board

The GSE Alumni Board serves as a link between the school and its graduates by enhancing alumni engagement and outreach, organizing events, and broadening alumni networks.

Submit a class note

Class notes are a great way to share professional accomplishments and news with fellow alumni and Stanford friends. Submit a note and you may just see it on one of the GSE’s social media channels or in an upcoming edition of The Alumni Connector, the GSE’s alumni newsletter.

Nominate a GSE alum for the Alumni Excellence in Education Award

Established in 2015 and led by a group of dedicated GSE alumni, this award recognizes the outstanding contributions of GSE alumni educators, principals, scholars, and innovators.

Become a GSE reunion volunteer

Come back to campus in October and connect with classmates and friends at the GSE’s events during Stanford Reunion Homecoming. Help the GSE plan this annual gathering or become a connector yourself and reach out to classmates to join you this October.

Participate in Beyond the Farm, Stanford’s alumni day of service

Extend your Stanford spirit of service to your community through volunteer efforts with fellow alumni, current students, family, and friends. Lead or sign up to volunteer for a service project during this annual alumni tradition.

Join a Stanford alumni club, group, or online community

Check out the more than 500 opportunities to connect with the wider Stanford alumni community around a shared interest.

Plan, host, or volunteer at a GSE event in your city

Our GSE alumni and Stanford education community spans the globe. Help us build community by hosting a social gathering, helping plan a faculty event near you, or sharing your own ideas for a local program.

Looking for more opportunities to volunteer at Stanford? Visit the Stanford alumni website.

Why volunteer?

Strengthen your connection. By volunteering, you contribute to a robust intellectual and service-oriented community at the Graduate School of Education and Stanford University. We hope volunteering enhances your connection to the school, the university, and networks of faculty, students, and alumni.

Make it work for you. If a volunteer opportunity requires too much time or does not catch your attention, let us know how you would like to give back to the GSE. The Alumni Relations team will work with you to explore the possibilities and connect you with ways you can make a difference.

Your involvement matters. We value your experiences at the GSE, as well as the ways you use your expertise beyond campus. Your willingness to give back to the community makes a difference to students, faculty, staff, and your fellow alumni.

Passion for service

Watch GSE alumna Nayelli Gonzalez, MA ’05, share her passion for service with fellow alumni during Beyond the Farm as project leader at San Francisco’s Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts (YouTube/Stanford Alumni):

Alumni Board

The GSE Alumni Board serves as a link between the school and its graduates by enhancing alumni engagement and outreach, organizing events, and broadening alumni networks. Meet our inaugural board:

Shannon Birk Jibaja
“Incredible opportunity is created when passionate, knowledgeable people come together to affect positive change. That’s exactly what we’re doing here.”
Shannon Birk Jibaja, MA ’13 Policy, Organization and Leadership Studies
Alumni Board Chair
Gisell Quihuis
“My GSE educational experience and community will always be a significant part of who I am today. My hope is to help the GSE embrace DEI and make great strides in this most important work.”
Gisell Quihuis, ’94, PhD ’02 Psychological Studies in Education
Director of Equity and Strategic Programs
Satoshi Suga
“I feel that part of my responsibility as an educator is to share with my community the access I have to resources like Stanford. This is that work.”
Satoshi Suga, MA ’18 Stanford Teacher Education Program
Science Chair and Engineering Teacher

Janet Coffey

Janet Coffey, ’92, PhD ’03 Curriculum Studies and Teacher Education

Program Director, Science Learning, Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation

Monica Devlin

Monica Devlin, MA ’15 Policy, Organization and Leadership Studies

Administrative Director, Physician Wellness Academic Consortium

Nayelli Gonzalez

Nayelli Gonzalez, MA ’05 Stanford Teacher Education Program

Founder and CEO, CreatorsCircle

Shannon Birk Jibaja

Shannon Birk Jibaja, MA ’13 Policy, Organization and Leadership Studies

Alumni Board Chair

Zachary Lam

Zachary Lam, MA ’18 Policy, Organization and Leadership Studies

Assistant Director, Workforce Strategies, City College of San Francisco

Leonard Medlock

Leonard Medlock, MA ’11 Learning, Design and Technology

CEO, Playback Worldwide

Purvi Mody

Purvi Mody, MA ’99 Administration & Policy Analysis, MBA ’04

Co-CEO, Head of College Counseling, Insight Education

Alumni Board Vice-Chair

Gisell Quihuis

Gisell Quihuis, ’94, PhD ’02 Psychological Studies in Education

Director of Equity and Strategic Programs, Stanford Medicine

Satoshi Suga

Satoshi Suga, MA ’18 Stanford Teacher Education Program

Science Chair and Engineering Teacher, Oakland Unified School District

Najwa Yasmeen

Najwa Yasmeen, MA ’15 International Education Policy & Analysis

Operational & Capacity Building Consultant, Words & Action, LLC

I-Han G. Liang
For more information or to provide input, contact I-Han G. Liang, Sr. Associate Director of Alumni Relations & Community Engagement at ihango@stanford.edu
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