Product Design ’05
Kyle is an innovator and engineer who graduated from Stanford’s Product Design program. Kyle practices in Washington, DC. His work emphasizes Design Thinking principles that search for empathy with project stakeholders and consider a multitude of ideas before selecting and iteratively refining the best ideas. He is seasoned at managing diverse project teams across disciplines, abilities, languages, nations, and locations. A former mentee and employee of Walt Disney Imagineering, Kyle is fluent in English and American Sign Language. He has a wide range of experience working in the Mid-Atlantic region, including on projects touching data collection and analysis, community engagement, and disability inclusion.
San Mateo, CA
Laura grew up in Chicago and happily relocated to the Bay Area to attend the Stanford GSB. Prior to business school, Laura worked as a consultant in Deloitte’s Human Capital Consulting practice. She specialized in change management, communications, and training for technology implementation projects, and her favorite project during that time was working at Harley-Davidson. Laura works at Deloitte’s San Francisco office. Laura loves hiking and running outdoors. On weekends, she can be found hiking the “Dish” or exploring local parks. In addition to Laura’s interest in outdoor adventures, she also has a passion for international cuisine and considers herself a “foodie.” Favorite foods include Indian chicken curry, sushi, and gelato. She also loves to travel and offers consultation on the best reward programs for credit cards, airlines, hotels, and rental cars.
Board of Directors
Alex is an environmental and energy attorney (of counsel) with Barnes & Thornburg LLP in its Chicago, IL office. Alex focuses his practices on assisting corporate clients with risks and liabilities arising out of litigation and regulation, as well as securing permits and tariffs for renewable energy and other facilities to operate. He assists clients in the automotive, chemical, defense, energy, manufacturing, railroad, and real estate sectors. Prior to law school, he was an associate at Exponent, Inc., a scientific and technical consulting firm, where he assisted testifying expert witnesses in a variety of disciplines, including economics, statistics, epidemiology, and toxicology. Mr. Bandza received his B.A. in economics in 2008 from Stanford University, where he graduated with interdisciplinary honors in environmental science, technology and policy. He also studied abroad in Berlin and “abroad” in Washington, DC, where he later served as a peer mentor and RA for the Stanford-in-Washington program. He received his J.D. in 2013 from the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law.
Political Science ’18
Allison hails from a suburb of Houston, Texas, but finds home in the stories and souls of people. She has worked in consulting, legal operations and non-profit advocacy and prioritizes working on projects that matter with people who care. She finds peace in non-fiction books and good humor.
AB Human Biology ’99
Angel currently works at MPact Global Action for Gay Men’s Health and Rights, leading their US-based advocacy and policy efforts with Latinx gay and bisexual men. He/She is an immigrant, curanderx, ballroom house parent, two-spirit/queer, Zapotecx/Xicanx activist and organizer whose life experience has enabled him to connect, advocate with/for, uplift and celebrate community members from all walks of life. Angel has a doctorate in medicine from Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara and a Master’s in nonprofit administration from University of San Francisco. With a 20+year history of progressive policy, advocacy, and management experience across a range of public health settings, including community-based organizations, community health centers and public health departments, Angel possesses a strong and unwavering history as a Latinx HIV/AIDS and immigrant rights advocate. He/She is also the co-founder of Mi Vida Loca Collective (aka La Familia de Stanford), the first student led, Latinx social support group at Stanford.
Political Science ’01
Anthony is a Community Liaison with Gilead Sciences for the Washington, DC and Virginia region He has over thirteen years of experience in the HIV field. He has served in a myriad of positions at a variety of organizations within the field with the most recent before his current position being the Vice President of HIV Programs in the Tampa Bay Area, Florida. His work has taken him from Los Angeles, to Chicago, to Tampa, and now he is enthusiastic about being in the Nation’s Capital.
San Francisco, CA
Mathematical & Computational Science ’14
Bri grew up in Los Angeles, California and graduated with a B.S in Mathematical Computational Science. Since graduating she’s worked in Product Analytics at several San Francisco companies and currently works as a Data Scientist at DoorDash. In her free time she supports SF queer nonprofits and plays in the SF Gay Softball , Kickball, and Football leagues.
Los Angeles, CA
BA Psychology ’96
MA Sociology ’96
Cenon is a Group Creative Director at IW/Interpublic Group. Over the past 20 years, he has created advertising campaigns for brands like Jaguar, Dodgers, Intel, Grindr, McDonald’s and Lexus (Super Bowl). He started his career in New York City where he worked for boutique studios (Oscar de la Renta), in-house departments (NYU and Grindr) and large ad agencies (Dentsu and Havas). At Stanford, he was a member of the LSJUMB playing the cowbell and a proud Brannerite.
San Francisco, CA & Los Angeles, CA
Computer Science ’18
MA Computer Science ’19
Chris is originally from the sunny suburbs just outside Los Angeles. Chris grew up as a competitive dancer, training in classical ballet, contemporary, jazz, and hip-hop. After attending Stanford for undergraduate and graduate school, he is now thoroughly enjoying his role as a software engineer at Instagram, Facebook Inc where he also helps lead the company’s largest LGBTQ+ ERG. He firmly believes in the importance of finding community for all dimensions of oneself including sexual and gender orientation. This motivates him to allocate his time towards creating safe, inclusive and uplifting spaces for his queer community. For these reasons, Chris is excited to serve the Stanford LGBTQ+ alumni!
San Rafael, CA
MS Computer Science ’74
Claude is the longest serving SP Board Member. Born and raised in France, Claude got his undergraduate engineering degree at Ecole Polytechnique in Paris. He worked for 35 years in IT and software management, then started his own boutique consulting practice, cébé IT and Knowledge Management. Over the years, his work has taken him with increasing frequency to Mexico City, where in addition to advising various organizations, he continues to improve his Spanish. Claude wrote two books on software development, and in spite of that experience is tempted to write more, sensing in particular a need for an “IT Management for Dummies” book. Claude met his husband Ed in Austin in 1983, and has lived in the U.S. since 1985. Claude and Ed were married in Boston in 2005. Claude loves travel, food, friends, geopolitics, history, languages, literature, photography, and has traced back his family through thirteen generations of totally obscure people. His long service to Stanford Pride included many years as Treasurer, and he now manages our membership database and the monthly e-Update. He enjoys the opportunity to serve the community, but keeps repeating that he’s happy to cede his spot to make room for others. After a number of years in Texas, Claude and Ed came to their senses and moved back to the Bay Area in 2017… and have not regretted it for a second.
San Francisco, CA
BA ‘20 Political Science
Jason Lin is a Business Associate at Visa. Prior to joining Visa, he was a Summer Investor Analyst at JPMorgan’s Financial Sponsors Group. He is a Co-Founder and current Board Member of Fuzhou, America, a non-profit dedicated to providing mentorship and resources for the underserved Chinese-American community. At Stanford, he was the lead analyst for a search fund team, a Research Assistant for one of President Obama’s cybersecurity specialists, and the Director of Business Development at Stanford Student Enterprises. He enjoys trying out new food in the Bay Area and hunting mushrooms on the weekend.
Santa Cruz, CA
AB English ’99
AM English ’00
Jessie received her B.A. and M.A. in English from Stanford and her Ph.D. in English Language and Literature from the University of Virginia. She is the Associate Director for Learning at the Center for Innovations in Teaching and Learning at the University of California, Santa Cruz, where she is also faculty at Merrill College and in the Writing Program. She was formerly the Director of the First Year Experience Program at Colorado College, where she taught English and interdisciplinary humanities courses and was active in the Collaborative for Community Engagement. She has taught literature, rhetoric, and writing at UVa, Rice University, and the Horace Mann School in New York. She lives with her partner Aran (also ’99), two darling terriers, and an active two-year-old (Helen). In her free time, she enjoys gardening, cooking, running and hiking in the Monterey Bay region and beyond.
San Francisco, CA
Mechanical Engineering ’14
Kelly grew up in Galveston, Texas and graduated from Stanford University with a B.S in Mechanical Engineering. She now works as a Mechanical Design Engineer at Plenty, helping to build a global network of field-scale indoor farms. She is passionate about applying innovative technology and design principles to have positive world impact at scale, as well as empowering the next generation of diverse tech talent! In her free time, she volunteers with local nonprofits in the Bay Area, and can be found surfing in Pacifica.
Los Angeles, CA
Electrical Engineering ’00
Kevin is a native of Washington, DC but has lived in 6 places since 2000. Finally he is settling down in Los Angeles with his partner of over a decade. Currently he works at Medtronic (the medical device firm that commercialized the pacemaker) in marketing. Before Medtronic he worked for 6 years in the Air Force where he first led a team doing laser bio effects research and later was in charge of finding and funding the best and brightest scientists in Latin America. He received his MBA from Harvard Business School in 2008 and a Masters in International Relations from St. Mary’s University in 2002. Kevin loves traveling and studying languages. He has run four marathons, climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro, swam with sharks in the Galapagos and attempted to learn how to cook at Le Cordon Bleu in Paris.
Mountain View, CA
MA Psychology ’17
Lily is an organizational consultant, executive coach, and diversity, equity, and inclusion expert who works with organizations to turn positive intentions into positive impact. She works to create just, inclusive, and innovative workplaces for her clients through data-driven assessments, strategic advising, training, and collaborative content creation. An out and proud queer, trans, Chinese-American woman, Lily works to leverage her experience and expertise into advancing justice for marginalized communities everywhere. Lily received her Master’s degree in Sociology from Stanford University and lives with a partner in the San Francisco Bay Area. She loves sci-fi, snowboarding, trying to recreate her mother’s recipes, and wearing too much black.
Los Angeles, CA
Raul is currently VP of Strategy at Walton Isaacson, a full-service advertising agency for Fortune 500 companies, leading brand strategy initiatives for Lexus, Toyota, Facebook, Macy’s, Verizon, Unilever, Constellation Brands, Pernod Ricard, Wells Fargo, McDonald’s, Intel, Medline, Spaulding, LA Dodgers, Grindr, United Nations Free & Equal, Disney, and Sony. He also led insights on multicultural consumers, luxury, and retail at Iconoculture, a consumer insights division of Gartner. He is a member of the Alliance for Inclusive Multicultural Marketing’s LGBTQ Roundtable, furthering LGBTQ representation in brand communications. He is a guest lecturer on consumer behavior and segment specific marketing, including LGBTQ, at USC’s Marshall School of Business and USC’s Annenberg School of Communication. He is a guest contributor at Luxury Daily on women, LGBTQs, and multicultural consumers. Lastly, he is on the Board of Directors for LA Pride, the world’s first permitted parade and festival advocating for LGBTQ rights. He earned his MBA from Stanford and dual undergraduate majors in Chemistry & English Literature from Whittier College. He is from Phoenix, AZ and currently resides in West Hollywood, CA.
Will is from New York and graduated from Stanford with a BS in Mathematics. After Stanford, he moved briefly to DC and then earned his PhD at Carnegie Mellon, where he co-founded Allies Grad/CMQ+, CMU’s graduate student LGBTQ+ student group. He has moved back to Washington, DC and is currently a data scientist in Deloitte’s government and public sector market and an Adjunct Lecturer in Georgetown’s Mathematics & Statistics department. He enjoys dim sum, Dr. Frankenstein jokes, and helping connect other east coast bound alumni.
Santa Clara, CA
- [1994-1995] Kathy Levinson, ’77
- [2002-2004] Juan Jover, MS ’84, PhD ’85
- [2005-2006] George Duran, ’89
- [2006-2007] Nick Kelley, ’00
- [2006-2007] Elly Matsumura, ’01
- [2007-2008] Ryan Wirtz, ’04
- [2007-2009] Anietie Ekanem, ’02
- [2009-2010] Shiyan Koh, ’05
- [2009-2011] Dwight Tran, ’06
- [2018-2020] Brendan Hamel-Bissell, MS ’16, PhD ’16
- Kathy Veit, MA ’88
- James W. Haas, ’64
- Jim Farah, ’68
- John Elias, JD ’06
- Nancy Baker, ’71