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Mental Health Resources at Stanford

Working Group

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In the fall of 2020 a working group was established by Senior Associate Vice Provost and Dean of Students, Dr. Mona Hicks, consisting of several staff members and both undergraduate and graduate students. The working was charged with "centering undocumented and DACAmented students by advancing the most current best practices, advocating for individual students and empowering campus-wide support." 

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Members Include

  • Mona Hicks, Senior Associate Vice Provost and Dean of Students (Chair)
  • Ankita Rakhe, Assistant Dean for Student Support, Office of Inclusion, Community and Integrative Learning 
  • Elvira Prieto, Associate Dean and Director, El Centro Chicano y Latino
  • Margaret Sena, Assistant Dean and Associate Director, El Centro Chicano y Latino
  • Jacob Velasquez, Assistant Director, El Centro Chicano y Latino
  • Elsa Gontrum, Associate Dean, Bechtel International Center
  • kashi hinojosa, Well-Being Coach, Well-Being at Stanford
  • Symone Morales, Associate Dean and Director, First Gen Low Income Office
  • Bianca Ortiz, Assistant Dean, Graduate Life Office
  • Blanca Virrey, Associate Director of Educational Programs and Operations, Vice Provost for Graduate Education 
  • Isabel Carrera Zamanillo, Assistant Director for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the School of Earth
  • Unnamed Undergraduate Student*
  • Christina Kim, Phd Candidate in Musicology
  • Arianna Celis, Postdoctoral Fellow 
  • Noah Henry-Darwish, Assistant Dean, Dean of Students Office
  • Amanda Sharick, Assistant Dean, Graduate Life Office 
  • Lisa Wiesman-Ward, Clinical Supervising Attorney, Stanford Law School and Immigration Rights Clinic, serves as a consultant

*students are unnamed to protect their identities

Campus scenes, 2023. Credit: Micaela Go