Rick Sommer

Executive Director of Pre-Collegiate Studies

Ph.D. in Mathematics, UC Berkeley

After receiving his Ph.D. in mathematics from UC Berkeley, Rick came to Stanford as an Assistant Professor in the Mathematics Department. With a developing interest in pre-college programs, he helped launch the Stanford University Mathematics Camp (SUMaC) in 1995, and around the same time he became involved in Stanford's Education Program for Gifted Youth (EPGY). Rick has enthusiastically pursued these interests ever since, and now serves as Executive Director for Stanford Pre-Collegiate Studies.