About Us

Meet the people responsible for creating, planning, and operating all Stanford Pre-Collegiate Studies programs for thousands of students, in the summer and throughout the year. Learn about our organization, our values, and our staff.
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Our Organization At A Glance

Since our founding, we have hosted thousands of students in our online, commuter, and summer residential programs. Our impact is global and life-long and it is all due to the strength of our staff and Stanford University's commitment to excellence.
Founded 2012
Stanford Pre-Collegiate Studies was inaugurated by the Provost in 2012 under the banner of Stanford Continuing Studies, serving as a home for Stanford’s pre-collegiate efforts.
Enhancing Pre-Collegiate Education
Stanford Continuing Studies demonstrates Stanford’s recognition that education need not end with college graduation. Stanford Pre-Collegiate Studies shows that it need not wait until matriculation.
Mission-Driven Programming
We are a mission-driven organization, committed to inspiring pre-collegiate students from across the U.S. and around the world, introducing them to new fields and setting them up for excellence.
Diverse Staff
Our staff comes from a wide variety of academic backgrounds and life experiences, allowing us to create world-renowned programs for a global audience.

Mission Statement

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We are an innovative center for pre-collegiate education committed to Stanford’s ideals of academic excellence and respect for diversity of backgrounds and experiences. We bring together intellectually curious students from around the world in engaging learning communities, designed to foster critical thinking, promote personal growth, and inspire dedication to lifelong learning in the next generation of global citizens.

Program Guide

To learn more about us, read our comprehensive Program Guide, which gives an overview of all of our academic offerings.

Stanford Pre-Collegiate Studies Team

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The Stanford Pre-Collegiate Studies staff collaborate year-round on how to design and plan for our outstanding summer programs and academic year enrichment opportunities for students of all ages.

Our staff is responsible for hiring instructors, planning the logistics for all campus programs, and implementing countless other tasks to ensure the smooth operation of our programs.

Executive Committee

The Stanford Pre-Collegiate Studies (SPCS) Executive Committee oversees all activities of the
Stanford Online High School (OHS) and SPCS Programs.
Rick Sommer

Rick Sommer

Executive Director, Pre-Collegiate Studies

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Mai Mai Cantos

Director of Stanford Pre-Collegiate Programs, Pre-Collegiate Studies

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Tomohiro Hoshi

Director of Stanford Online High School, Pre-Collegiate Studies

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Dan Colman

Acting Dean, Continuing Studies Programs & Pre-Collegiate Studies

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Gina Freeman

Director of Finance, Continuing Studies Programs & Pre-Collegiate Studies

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Elana Hornstein

Director of Operations, Continuing Studies Programs & Pre-Collegiate Studies

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Rafe Mazzeo

Faculty Director, Pre-Collegiate Studies and Professor, Mathematics

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Chris Yam

HR Manager, Office of the President and Provost

Stanford Pre-Collegiate Studies Staff

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Emma Blush

Administrative Associate

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Hallie Bodey

Assistant Director of International Programs

Jeanette Cook

Jeanette Cook

Director of International Programs

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Kat Edmond

Residential Coordinator

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Monique Ellis

Assistant Director of Diversity, Outreach and STEM Programs

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Stephine Gradel

Administrative Associate

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Adriana Gudino

Human Resources Administrator

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Tyler Hanson

Associate Director of Administration

Heng Jin

Heng Jin

Web Software Developer

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Martha Dueñas

Assistant Director of Admissions

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Grace Lee

Senior Associate Director of Academic Programs

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Jenny Li

Financial Management Analyst

Franklin Liu

Franklin Liu

Web Software Developer

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Susan Mailander

Senior Human Resources Associate

Kristen Mann

Kristen Sullivan

Assistant Director of Residential Education

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Yuliya Petrov

Human Resources Administrator

Matthias Schildwachter

Matthias Schildwachter

Associate Director of SPCS Programs

Alivia Shorter

Alivia Shorter

Director of Diversity & Outreach

Lulu Zhang

Lulu Zhang

Senior Systems Administrator

Stanford Online High School Team

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At Stanford Online High School (OHS), experienced professionals partner with families to support the academic, social, emotional, and personal development of every student. Meet the talented administrators, counselors, academic advisors, college counselors, admissions officers, and instructors who make Stanford OHS possible.