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

Emily's research interests concern how colleges and universities can shift their student affairs services and pedagogical approaches to support their increasingly diverse student bodies. Her dissertation studies how universities can create culturally sustaining advising systems for minoritized international and immigrant students. In addition to her research, Emily has been the primary or co-instructor for multiple seminars and community engaged learning courses at Stanford. 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.

All Publications

  • Cultural taxation or "tax credit'? Understanding the nuances of ethnoracially minoritized student labor in higher education ETHNIC AND RACIAL STUDIES Rosales, O., Schell, E. P., Gutierrez, C., Padilla, A. 2022
  • Finding Common Ground: Experiences of Immigrant and Nonimmigrant Students in a Community Engaged Learning Course Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning Schell, E. P., Padilla, A. M., Houts, P. 2022; 28 (1)

    View details for DOI 10.3998/mjcsl.396

  • Passion, Parenting, or Something Else? A Cross-Cultural Analysis of University Students' Academic Decision-Making Reimagining Mobility in Higher Education Schell, E. P. Springer. 2022