Graduate School of Education


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  • Emily Schell

    Emily Schell

    Other Tech - Graduate, Padilla Program

    BioEmily Schell is a Doctoral Candidate in Developmental and Psychological Sciences at Stanford's Graduate School of Education (GSE), graduating in June 2024. Prior to starting her doctoral study, Emily received her double bachelors from Brown University in East Asian Studies (with honors) and International Relations. She also served as a Fulbright English Teacher in Taiwan and received her masters in International Comparative Education from Stanford's GSE.

    Emily uses mixed methods to study "cultural mismatches" between individuals and their social institutions, with the goal of helping higher education and workplaces support their increasingly diverse students and employees. Her dissertation examines how universities can create culturally responsive advising systems for immigrant and international students. Her research has earned multiple grants, including from the National Academic Advising Association, and has been published in high-impact journals, such as Ethnic and Racial Studies. In addition to her research, Emily has been the primary or co-instructor for 11 courses, spanning introductory to advanced coursework. As a result of her "individualized support of students, innovative use of technology, and passion for community engaged learning," she was the 2021 graduate student recipient of the Walter J. Gores Award, Stanford's highest teaching honor.

  • Julian Maximilian Siebert

    Julian Maximilian Siebert

    Ph.D. Student in Education, admitted Autumn 2019
    Ph.D. Student in Education, admitted Autumn 2019
    Other Tech - Graduate, Yeatman Program

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsHis research aims to increase linguistic fairness and equity in cognitive assessments, as well as to conceptualise and trial inherently multilingual means of assessment. He is also interested in (interactive) data visualisation and effective science communication. Prior to coming to Stanford, Julian received a BSocSc(Hons) and MScoSc in Psychology from the University of Cape Town, as well as an MPhil in Psychology and Education from the University of Cambridge.

  • Tamara Nicole Sobomehin

    Tamara Nicole Sobomehin

    Ph.D. Student in Education, admitted Autumn 2021
    Ph.D. Minor, Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity
    Other Tech - Graduate, GSE Dean's Office

    BioTamara Nicole Sobomehin is a PhD student at the Stanford Graduate School of Education, specializing in Learning Sciences and Technology Design, as well as Curriculum Studies and Teacher Education (Science, Engineering, and Technology). Alongside her four amazing children and husband, Olatunde, she centers the principles of Love and Ujima (collective work and responsibility) and works to advance social sustainability and restorative community and school design. Her research examines joyful learning, positive design, equity in Ed|TECH|Edu, and community-centered learning ecologies to generate scholarship and technologies that advance a praxis of care, connectedness, and creativity.

    Tamara is passionate about empowering children with access to meaningful experiences that support interest and agency in their learning. She is serving her second term as an elected school board trustee for the Ravenswood City School District (2018-2022; 2022-2026) and is a co-founder and the Chief Education Officer at StreetCode Academy—an award-winning tech education organization with a mission to empower communities of color with the mindsets, skills, and access to participate in the innovation ecosystem. At StreetCode Academy, Tamara creates and supervises all learning initiatives, helping community members develop creative confidence and technical skills in coding, entrepreneurship, and design.

    Tamara holds a BA in Psychology from Stanford University, an MEd in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies from the University of Texas, Arlington, and a PhD minor in Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity from Stanford University.

  • Piya Sorcar

    Piya Sorcar

    Adjunct Lecturer, GSE Dean's Office

    BioDr. Piya Sorcar is the founder and CEO of TeachAids, an Adjunct Affiliate at Stanford’s School of Medicine, a Faculty Fellow at the Stanford Center for Innovation in Global Health, and an Adjunct Lecturer at the Graduate School of Education. She leads a team of world experts in medicine, public health, and education to address some of the most pressing public health challenges.

    TeachAids is an award-winning 501(c)(3) nonprofit social venture that creates breakthrough software addressing numerous persistent problems in health education around the world, including HIV/AIDS, concussion, and COVID-19. A pioneer in the development of infectious disease education, TeachAids HIV education software is used in 82 countries. In partnership with the US Olympic Committee’s National Governing Bodies, TeachAids has launched the CrashCourse concussion education product suite, which includes research-based applications available online as a standard video and in virtual reality. CoviDB is their third health education initiative, a community-edited platform organizing resources across a comprehensive set of topics relating to COVID-19 for free public use.

    Sorcar received her Ph.D. in Learning Sciences and Technology Design and her M.A. in Education from Stanford University. She graduated summa cum laude from the University of Colorado at Boulder with a B.A. in Economics, B.S. in Journalism, and B.S. in Information Systems. She has been an invited speaker at leading universities such as Columbia, Johns Hopkins, Tsinghua, and Yale, and is Chair of the Education Advisory Council for USA Football. MIT Technology Review named her to its TR35 list of the top 35 innovators in the world under 35 and she was the youngest recipient of Stanford’s Alumni Excellence in Education Award.