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Program Manager, Science, Technology and Society
BioDenise Geraci is the program manager for the Program in Science, Technology, and Society. Denise has long been interested in community-university partnerships, applied social science, public anthropology, and international education. Before joining STS in 2020, she worked for Stanford Global Studies, managing professional development programs for community college faculty interested in internationalizing curriculum. Denise received her PhD in anthropology from the City University of New York (CUNY) Graduate Center, and spent over ten years conducting research, working, and studying in Latin American, primarily Mexico, Bolivia, and Guatemala. Her research interests include inequality in the global economy, migration, gender, caring labor, medical anthropology, and reproductive health. Her doctoral research focused on children who remain in Puebla, Mexico with other family members when their mothers leave to work in the US.
Sue Purdy Pelosi
Casual - Non-Exempt, Science, Technology and Society
Staff, Science, Technology and Society
BioSue started supporting STS as the Interim Program Associate in November 2020, and she has held interim roles on the STS staff since May of 2019. As the STS Program Associate, she works closely with the SSO, Program Manager and STS faculty assisting with finance, course support and scheduling, events and the STS website and newsletter. She loves working with students and faculty and really appreciates the interdisciplinary approach of STS. Since 2001, Sue has managed communications and events associate for many IDPs and departments across H & S.
Sue received her BA from Tufts University in Child Development with a K-3 teaching credential. She was an editorial and production manager for several academic publishers before joining Stanford. Sue is an active community volunteer; she is a recent past board chair of the Midpen Media Center; has promoted in person events for the Repair Cafe Palo Alto and fosters animals for local humane societies among other activities.
Dominique S Topps
Student Services Officer, Science, Technology and Society
BioDominique joined the STS team in July 2019 as the Student Services Officer. She earned her B.A. in English with a minor in Africana Studies from San Diego State University and her Master of Arts in Teaching from American University. After graduate school, she stayed in the DC area and taught 7th, 9th, and 12th grade Honors English in Silver Spring, Maryland. Dominique has worked one on one with students for nearly a decade and is passionate about diversity, equity, and inclusion when it comes to education. She has mentored students as young as 12 and mature as 60 and believes her students have taught her just as much about life and the world as she has taught them. In her spare time, Dominique enjoys reading, brunch, anything Disney, and traveling to new places to further her appreciation of different cultures and customs.