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Learn about the dedicated people working behind the scenes to ensure the success of our faculty and students.

Lori Cottle poses with her Shah Award
Director of Student and Academic Services

Lori Cottle

“Twenty-five years have passed quickly. I’ve really enjoyed working with the students and faculty. The time has flown.”

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Career Services Officer

Lindsey Akin

"I want to maintain Stanford and MS&E's reputation for excellence, and I also hope that we can continue making progress with a holistic focus on our students."

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Student Services Officer

Patty Padilla

“I hope to contribute to the quality of students' learning experience and their academic success. I hope to help students explore and clarify their values, experience new opportunities, and to make them feel supported.”

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Student Services Specialist

Mathias Gomez

"I hope to use my education and experience to help the diverse student population of Stanford University navigate through their higher education experience so they can make a difference and positive change in the world around them."

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