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  • Choi Yue Victoria Woo

    Choi Yue Victoria Woo

    Adjunct Lecturer, Management Science and Engineering

    BioVictoria Woo, Ph.D. is a serial entrepreneur with almost 30 years of experience in start-ups, international management, and academia. She teaches entrepreneurship at Stanford University in the department of Management Science and Engineering. During the past decade, much of which was spent working and living in Asia, her focus has been on bridging the academia and business communities by co-designing custom executive programs at INSEAD and Harvard where she helped Fortune 500 clients curate learning journeys for C-suite, senior leaders, and high-potential managers. She also has facilitated dialogue and cooperation among world-wide business partners, school alumni, and corporate clients.

    On the academic front, Dr. Woo continues her research into factors that contribute to sustaining and attaining eudaimonia (Aristotle’s idea of designing a life well-lived). Her work identified TQ (Transformation Quotient) and posited the formula IQ*EQ*TQ to increase one’s resilience and thriving in the highly complex and dynamic world in which we live and work. She believes harnessing the transformative power of change can help enhance individual well-being. Her research, including TQ ™ and Thriving Transitional Experiences™, is discussed in Chapter 4 of Human Capital and Assets in the Networked World, available on Amazon. A list of publication is available also.

    Dr. Woo is an advisor/coach/mentor for blackbox.vc, a non-profit organization serving the global entrepreneurial ecosystem and a member of the mentoring team at FoundersHK. In both roles, she advises early-stage startups on building positive cultures and a go-to-market strategy. She is also on the advisory board of Invoking the Pause, a non-profit investing in bold ideas, cultivating collaborations, and funding strategic “pauses” to advance climate challenge solutions. Dr. Woo is the creator of the pod course ”Everyone is an Entrepreneur”, available on the Himalaya podcast platform She also founded the Marin Chapter of the Awesome Foundation, which funds local charitable causes in Marin County. She is also on the board of the Artful Method. Since 2020, she leads an international team of researchers and professionals to develop educational content to help professionals learn about high-impact, innovative collaborations to build a sustainable future. RESET, Responsible Enterprises for Social and Environmental Transformation, aims to inspire change and share stories of companies combining sustainability and profits today. We believe everyone has a responsibility to innovate for a better future and our aim is to inspire people to do so.

  • Jeffrey Robinson Wood

    Jeffrey Robinson Wood

    Capstone Course & Lab Projects Development Director, Mechanical Engineering

    Current Role at StanfordME Capstone Course and Lab Project Development Director
    Jeff is the ME Capstone Course and Lab Projects Development Director, where he brings his 25-year industry experience to the role. He is responsible for the ongoing strategy, design, curriculum plan and instruction plans for capstone courses in the Mechanical Engineering Department, as part of a broad effort to redesign the curriculum requirements for the undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering.

    Lecturer, ME170ab - Mechanical Engineering Design: Integrating Context with Engineering
    Jeff is a lecturer for the capstone course he has developed, where he brings his extensive experience with the industry product development process to the class. In addition to establishing budget, resource, timeline requirements, Jeff has successfully promoted incorporating themes into the course consistent with the goals of the department and university – to address the pressing needs of human society: energy, sustainability, health, transportation.

    Member, Undergraduate Curriculum Committee, Mechanical Engineering

    Innovation Mentor, TomKat Center for Sustainable Energy

  • Jane Woodward

    Jane Woodward

    Adjunct Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering

    BioJane Woodward has been an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Stanford University since 1991 where she has taught classes on energy and environment. She currently plays supporting roles on the teaching teams for Understanding Energy and Stanford Climate Ventures. Jane also serves on Stanford’s Precourt Institute for Energy Advisory Council and founded and or funds a variety of sustainable energy education initiatives at Stanford.

    Jane is a founder and Managing Partner of WovenEarth Ventures, an early-stage energy climate venture and project fund of funds and she is an investor and advisor or director of several early-stage sustainable energy companies and funds.

    Jane is a Founding Partner at MAP Energy, an energy investment firm currently focused on oil and gas royalty interests. MAP is one of the longest-standing private energy investment fund management firms in the U.S. MAP began investing in natural gas mineral rights in 1987, wind energy in 2004, utility scale solar in 2015 and energy storage in 2017. In December 2020, MAP sold its renewable energy and energy storage assets under management to Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP).

    In 2016, Jane created The Foster, a 14,000-square-foot art venue in Palo Alto, to share artist-explorer Tony Foster’s powerful exhibitions of watercolor journeys with an intention to inspire connection to the natural world.

    Prior to founding MAP in 1987, Jane worked as an exploration geologist with ARCO Exploration Company and later as a petroleum engineering consultant to Stanford University’s endowment.

    Jane has a BS in Geology from UC Santa Barbara, an MS in Engineering and Petroleum Geology, and an MBA, both from Stanford University.