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  • Audrey Yau

    Audrey Yau

    Educational Affairs Program Director, School of Earth, Energy and Environmental Sciences

    BioAs the Educational Affairs Program Director and a Lecturer in the School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences, Audrey develops educational programs and courses that connect academic learning with real world applications. In this role, Audrey serves undergraduates, graduate students, and postdoctoral scholars in Stanford Earth.

    She teaches the Earth 1 Know Your Planet series of courses designed to introduce undergraduates to the challenges that face our planet today and the people working on solving those problems. Audrey also developed and teaches the Earth 200 course series that supports graduate students and postdocs in developing powerful professional portfolios that include academic excellence, professional skills, and personal development.

    In her role, Audrey manages the School's undergraduate peer advisors, who advocate for student needs within the School as well as create educational programs and social events for the undergraduate community at large. She oversees the School's graduate teaching mentors, who serve as resources in teaching and learning for graduate students. And, Audrey serves as the School's primary partner to the Postdoc Advisory Council, supporting the needs of postdocs across Stanford Earth.

    Audrey also hosts a series of co-curricular educational programs that allow undergraduates, graduate students, and postdocs the chance to gain practical experiences and knowledge. These include a peer-taught Skillshare series, a faculty-led Pro-Seminar series, a Conversations with Alumni series, and a variety of workshops throughout the year.