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Dale Hall

From Orangevale, CA
"Urban Studies classes at Stanford foster a fantastic environment for discussion, innovation, and personal growth."

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Sungmoon Lim

From Saint Paul, Minnesota
Cities are an incredibly important part of our planet, and their influence will only continue to grow as our world becomes more and more urbanized.

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Jenai Longstaff

From Tucson, AZ
"As a student of Earth Systems, it is important to me to incorporate the urban sphere (physical, environmental, cultural, and political) into my studies and future work."

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Luis Ornelas

From Santa Fe, NM
Urban Studies combines all of the positive aspects of the various fields of study that appeal to me-- including history, sociology, and public policy-- into a single discipline that when applied to the real world leads us as students to ask important questions about our society.

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Allison Perry

From Bow, WA
"My career goal is to become an urban/community planner to help create cities that cater to the diverse spectrum of people who live there."

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Skye Picker

From East Palo Alto, CA
"Urban Studies at Stanford feels like a family."

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Nico Ponza

From Santa Cruz, California
The best part of Urban Studies surrounds the real-world connections. Learning about past successes and failures involved in urban spaces allows me to pick and choose my favorite parts of existing cities while imagining possibilities for future urban spaces.

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Olivia Rambo

From Norman, Oklahoma
Urban Studies uses an interdisciplinary approach to discuss solutions to problems we would otherwise accept.

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Jacqui Ramos

From Nashville, TN
"I love how close-knit and accommodating the urban studies community is."

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Rebecca Rose

From Chicago, IL
I realized that by minoring in Urban Studies, I could connect my love of urban life to a lot of relevant academic disciplines. Urban Studies is a really important part of my Stanford experience, because it constantly forces me to think outside of the campus bubble about the rapidly changing urban world.

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Joshua Seawell

From Ogden, Utah
Urban Studies provides a great starting point for lifelong public service. I feel that I increasingly know the history, theory, and the policy conversations behind a broad range of social and economic issues, and that I can use this to begin working on solutions.

Sean Volavong

From Van Buren, Arkansas
No matter how much we avoid them, our lives will be intertwined with cities and the amenities they offer.

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Laetitia Walendom

Only by studying where and how the majority of humans live can we bring urban spaces to their full potential and preserve the indispensable natural entities surrounding them.