Peer Advisors

IR Peer Advisors are a great resource for questions about major/minor course planning, program policies, the declaration process, finding a major advisor, and events & community building. Peer Advisors hold weekly office hours in the IR office lounge during the times listed below. 

NEW Coupa Cafe (Green Library) Office Hours! Meet with a Peer Advisor and have a coffee on IR! Wednesdays, 12-1pm.

To contact a Peer Advisor or to make an appointment outside of the listed hours, click on the button below.

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Kelly Kim

Cohort: 2023
Office: Encina Hall Central, Suite 30
Office Hours: Monday, 3-4pm

Kelly Kim is a senior majoring in International Relations, minoring in Modern Languages (Mandarin Chinese & Spanish), and coterming in Communication. Her IR specializations are International Security and Comparative International Governance. She is currently a research assistant at the Stanford Cyber Policy Center and has experience working for the Justice Department, State Department, and the Brookings Institution. She is open to chatting about anything from international human rights policies and national security issues to IR class recommendations and major planning!

Marianne Lu

Cohort: 2024
Office: Encina Hall Central, Suite 30
Office Hours: Friday, 11:30am-12:30pm

Marianne is a junior majoring in International Relations and minoring in Economics. Her IR specializations are International History & Culture and Economic Development/World Economy. She is particularly interested in US-China relations and the intersection of technology and foreign policy. She has done research at a think tank, interned at a law firm, done policy work for a tech company in DC, and served as a research assistant on campus. Outside of IR, she loves running, going to museums, and discovering new coffee shops. Marianne looks forward to chatting about anything from classes and internships to the best trails around campus! 

Rachelle Rodriguez

Cohort: 2023
Office: Encina Hall Central, Suite 30
Office Hours: Thursday, 10-11am

Rachelle Rodriguez is a senior majoring in International Relations with a minor in History. Her specializations are International Security and Social Development and Human Well-Being. She is currently writing a senior thesis with the IR department’s Honors program. She spent Spring Quarter 2022 abroad in Florence, Italy. In the past, she has been a research assistant at Stanford and worked under a Cardinal Quarter fellowship. Outside of IR, she is an RA for the Norcliffe-Adelfa dorm and the VP for Stanford’s Kaorihiva Polynesian Dance group. Rachelle is open to talk about major planning, research assistantships, BOSP programs, or anything else!