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Student Advising

Handa Center Director David Cohen advising Stanford students.

Want to learn more about Handa Center programs? Have questions about the Minor in Human Rights? Interested in applying for a Human Rights Summer Fellowship? The Handa Center team is always very happy to meet with students! We have an open office policy and welcome you to stop by the office at Encina Hall West 208 anytime the door is open with quick questions or comments. For more in-depth questions and advising, please select the best option below to meet your needs. 

Jessie Brunner, Program Manager

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If you are interested in declaring the Minor in Human Rights, discussing internship opportunities, or exploring career pathways (especially in public policy or journalism), sign up for office hours with Handa Center Program Manager Jessie Brunner (Thursdays 3 - 5 p.m.). Appointments are available in 20-minute intervals. 

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David Cohen, Faculty Director

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Faculty Director David Cohen is available for general academic and career advising, by appointment. You may contact him directly via email to schedule a meeting. Please propose several specific times and dates that work for you, and he will select one that fits his schedule. Professor Cohen travels frequently, so response times may vary depending on internet access.

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Penelope Van Tuyl, Associate Director

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If you are a student in HUMRTS 101, are a Minor hoping to discuss ePortfolios and capstone projects, or are generally seeking career or internship advice (especially in the field of  law), you may sign up for office hours with Associate Director Penelope Van Tuyl. (Mondays 3 - 5 p.m). Appointments are available in 20-minute intervals. 

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Peer Advising - Alexis Kallen

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If you want to learn more about the Handa Center generally and how to get involved in our community, or if you're looking for guidance on writing your resume or personal statements, we welcome you to sign up for peer advising hours. Our peer advisors can give you an overview of the Human Rights Minor, summer opportunties and other fellowships, and the Student Advisory Board.

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Peer Advising - Hannah Smith

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If you want to learn more about the Handa Center generally and how to get involved in our community, or if you're looking for guidance on writing your resume or personal statements, we welcome you to sign up for peer advising hours. Our peer advisors can give you an overview of the Human Rights Minor, summer opportunties and other fellowships, and the Student Advisory Board.

Sign up here