Peer Advisors

Contact any of the peer advisors if you have a question about the major and would like a student perspective!

Interested in becoming a peer advisor?  It’s a great way to be involved in the major, meet new people, and spread the word about Urban Studies!  Applications are due in May and are available here.

Hometown:
Los Angeles, CA

Pronouns: He/Him

Why I'm majoring in Urban Studies:

I Love Urban Studies. This interdisciplinary major allows me to pursue my interests in community development, neighborhood change, regionalism, and social inequalities. I have the opportunity to take classes in housing, education, environmental justice, public health, art, economics, and so much more. I also have the opportunity to work on real-life projects, engage in a variety of field work, and learn from working professionals. Ultimately, I am majoring in urban studies because I want to keep learning ...

Hometown:
San Diego, CA

Pronouns: She/Her

Why I'm majoring in Urban Studies:

I have always been extremely proud of being raised in my neighborhood of San Ysidro, California, a tight-knit community of primarily Latino immigrants. However, it wasn't until discovering the Urban Studies program at Stanford that I began to analyze why the hard work of my community was often not matched with proper access to educational, economic, and representational opportunities. Urban Studies courses have allowed me to understand the systemic factors involved in shaping our cities and how reflect on ...

Hometown:
Chicago, IL

Pronouns: She/Her

Why I'm majoring in Urban Studies: 

I am majoring in urban studies because it gave me the opportunity to bring my whole self into the classroom. Urban studies is an interdisciplinary program and has the flexibility to allow me to incorporate all of my interests into my major-- my love for cities, environmental justice, education, housing, transportation, neighborhood change, art, community, public health, and more. Furthermore, in my urban studies classes and activities, my lived experiences are respected, valued, and welcomed by my peers and ...

Hometown:
San Mateo, CA

Pronouns: He/Him

Why I'm majoring in Urban Studies:

I really love that Urban Studies is such an interdisciplinary major. I think it gives us the opportunity to understand urban institutions, processes, and environments from a lot of different perspectives and disciplines, which allows us to really tailor our education to fit what we're interested in. I also think it's great that there's a lot of focus on local institutions and communities, because it's given me the tools to think critically about how and where I grew up. I think this is an amazing way to ...