First meeting of the year: Sunday, 20 September, 11:30am-12:30pm PST! Zoom link here
Recurring weekly meetings will be Tuesdays 7-8pm PT starting on September 29th, same zoom link.
Students for a Sustainable Stanford is an inclusive and intersectional community that strives for long-lasting sustainable practices on and off the Stanford campus through discussion, engagement, and direct action.
Since its founding in 2000, SSS has grown and evolved into one of the most prominent environmentally-focused student groups on campus. We work on diverse issues such as climate change, environmental justice, water, waste, and more, and pursue initiatives and outreach efforts to build a more just and sustainable world. In 2010, we became an official student-led program at the Haas Center.
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Meet our student leaders!
My name is Julia Simon (she/her), and I'm a junior studying Chemical Engineering originally from New Orleans, Louisiana. I have been involved in SSS since my freshman year, as an Education Project Group member and, later, project group coordinator, where I was able to develop my skills for environmental education and learn about how sustainability and environmental and racial justice can (and must!) work in tandem to bring about meaningful change for everyone and particularly marginalized communities. I'm excited to serve SSS as a co-director alongside Ryan this year to further promote environmental justice work on our campus and continue serving as a base for all sustainability-minded students in our community. In my free time, I like to go on hikes, spend time with friends, and read.
Hey y'all! My name is Ryan (he/him) and I have the privilege of being co-director of SSS with Julia this year. I've been involved since freshman year, helping lead the $5 Airport Shuttle project and most recently serving as Internal Community co-chair! I'm most inspired by the passionate and humble people I meet through SSS, and will work hard to make sure the space is inclusive and empowering for anyone who wants to get involved. I'm from Madison, Wisconsin, and I love to cook, play soccer, and daydream about the US passing halfway decent climate policy.
Meg is a sophomore from New York City majoring in biology and Earth systems. She was a part of SSS’s transportation group last year and is excited to be one of the events coordinators this year! Broadly, she is interested in examining the intersection between the environment and human health and has worked in urban agriculture and environmental pediatrics. In her free time, Meg likes to work on lots of different sewing projects or go exploring on her bike.
Sydney is a sophomore majoring in Earth Systems from San Diego, CA. She is interested in environmental communication in its application towards pursuing environmental justice, particularly in the food system. In her free time, Sydney enjoys playing tennis, gardening, and working on her many unfinished art projects.
Hi! My name is Neha Patkar, and I am the co-leader of the Education working group. I am a sophomore and prospective Human Biology major and Spanish minor, and am passionate about the intersections between public health and environmental science, especially with regard to environmental justice. In my free time I love running, baking, and taking jumping pictures!
Tanvi is one of the media coordinators for next year and a sophomore majoring in Earth Systems or Biology, with a potential minor in Creative Writing. She has an untraceable but vaguely Americanized accent after growing up in Singapore while attending an American school. She has a lot of feelings about mountains, inclusivity in science, sustainable development and greenwashing, and birds.
Hi y'all! My name is Olivia, I have been a part of SSS for two years now, and I am super excited to co-lead education group this year. I am a junior majoring in biology with a concentration in biochemistry and biophysics. In my free time I can usually be found napping absolutely anywhere, reading, or spending time with family and friends.
Chris (he/any) is a senior majoring in CS, with minors in CSRE and Earth Systems. He is passionate about environmental and racial justice and their intersections with tech. In his free time, you can find him playing basketball, spending time with friends, listening to music, freestyle dancing, and taking photos.
Cathy Luo '23 is the Financial Officer this year, and she is majoring in Earth Systems and Economics. She is a flower fanatic, avid journaler, and major clown once you get to know her. In her free time, she enjoys practicing Wushu, dancing, hiking, and creating collages. Her passion lies in promoting a sustainable lifestyle, fighting for environmental justice, and advocating for policy changes that combat climate change.
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