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About Us


We are in the middle of a transition to a new office and name! Please bear with us as we update our site.

At the Office of Student Engagement (formerly Student Activities and Leadership), we are dedicated to helping students find community and foster passions while developing leadership and life skills.

  • We support all recognized student organizations, advise ASSU and the sophomore and junior class council, and offer leadership development and training.
  • We help individual students connect with student organizations and other activities outside the classroom.  
  • We work to cultivate a student community that values inclusivity, equity, respect, collaboration, and balance.


General Information

LocationOld Union, 2nd Floor, Suite 206

Office Hours: 9 am–5 pm (Mon–Fri).

Peer Advisor Hours: Weekly calendar

Drop-In hours: Wednesday, 3-5pm.


Need Help? Contact a Peer Advisor!


Peer Advisors

For most needs it is best to start with OSE Peer Advisors, who are experienced student leaders and excel with financial, banking and event-planning advice. Peer advisors are available on a drop-in and scheduled basis about several hours a week - including the summer!


Kylee Beck (she/her)

Kylee is a senior studying Human Biology with a concentration in the influence of culture on mental illness. She is involved with various student organizations on campus, such as Powwow and an organization dedicated to volunteering with hospice and palliative care patients in the area. She is excited to learn about and collaborate with other student groups through working with OSE this year.


Grant Hallee (he/him or they/them)

Grant is a coterminal history student interested in the history of transnational political movements in the inter-war period. Over his time at Stanford, Grant has been involved with a variety of different student organizations and student-planned events and he is excited to help out students with their own organizations and events.


Click here to see their Drop-In schedule


Student Affairs Fellows

OSE will be hiring SA Fellows for the 2019-2020 academic year from the GSE. If you are a GSE student and interested, please see the EdCareers site.


Professional Staff



Jan Barker Alexander (she/her)

Interim Director, Office of Student Engagment

Jan is the Assistant Vice Provost of Student Affairs for the Centers for Equity, Community, and Leadership (ECL). In this role, she oversees each of the seven community centers at Stanford – Asian American Activities Center; Black Community Services Center; El Centro Chicano y Latino; The Markaz: Resource Center; Native American Cultural Center; Queer Student Resources; and the Women’s Community Center.


Ankita Rakhe (she/her)

Assistant Dean and Associate Director

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Ankita came to Stanford after working at other universities in California, Texas, and Ohio. As an undergrad, Ankita held leadership positions in the South Asian student organization; a mentoring and tutoring organization; her sorority, Alpha Delta Pi; and in new student orientation. Ankita's favorite part of working with Stanford students is how driven they are about their ideas.  Ankita holds a master's degree in higher education and student affairs from The Ohio State University and a bachelor's degree in child development with a Spanish minor from Vanderbilt University. 


Alex Moreno (she/her)

Program and Operations Coordinator

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Alex returned to Stanford after backpacking around the world for 150 days. Her experience coordinating a variety of on-campus events makes her THE go-to person for all of your student event related needs. Helping students is her passion, which motivates her to bring their ideas to life with flawless execution. Alex holds a bachelor’s degree in marketing from Cal State San Bernardino and she enjoys lifting weights, trying new foods, dancing at concerts, and sunflowers.


Parsa Nowruzi (they/them or he/him)

Student Services Specialist

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Parsa holds a bachelor's degree in Anthropology from Stanford. While studying here, they were involved with various voluntary student organizations on campus. Parsa is passionate about building healthy and engaging communities. At OSE, they are most excited to support student organizations flourish to their greatest capacity and build sustainable cultural and political momentum.