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! Mondays, 1:30-2:30pm (Nicole or Rachelle); Thursdays, 3:30-4:30pm (Daria or Kelly).

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

*Please Note* All peer advisors will be working remotely this week. If you would like to schedule a meeting during their office hours, please contact one of them via email to arrange a Zoom appointment.

Contact a peer advisor

Kelly Kim

Cohort: 2023
Office: Encina Hall Central, Suite 30
Office Hours: Fridays, 11:30am-12:30pm PST

Kelly Kim is a junior majoring in International Relations and minoring in Modern Languages (Mandarin Chinese & Spanish). Her IR specializations are International Security and Comparative International Governance. Kelly is interested in international human rights law, global criminal justice, and political communication, and has experience interning for the Justice Department and the State Department. Outside of academics, Kelly is a core member of Stanford Women in Law and a Constitutional Law Center undergraduate fellow at the law school. She is open to chatting about everything from international human rights policies and national security issues, to IR class recs, major planning, and research opportunities!

Daria Lenz

Cohort: 2022
Office: Encina Hall Central, Suite 30
Office Hours: Wednesdays, 10am-11am PST

Daria Lenz is a senior majoring in International Relations and minoring in Human Rights. Her IR specializations are International History and Culture and International Security. She is interested in bioterrorism and nuclear weapons foreign policy and she researched for the Stanford Center for International Security and Cooperation. Daria is also a student-athlete and a member of the Stanford Women’s Swimming and Diving Team. 

Nicole Pofcher

Cohort: 2022
Office: Encina Hall Central, Suite 30
Office Hours: Tuesdays, 2:30pm-3:30pm PST

Nicole Pofcher is a senior majoring in International Relations and minoring in Earth Systems Sustainability. Her IR specializations are Economic Development and World Economy and International Security. She is interested in the intersection of sustainability and business, which led her to her recent summer internship at an alternative protein, food-tech company called Nature’s Fynd. Nicole also did research for the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Europe through Stanford Global Studies. Outside of academics, Nicole has been part of a wide array of communities across campus: coxswain on the Women’s Rowing Team, Tour Guides, Senior Class Cabinet, SENSA, Stanford Sierra Camp, a sorority, and Dance Marathon. She can’t wait to chat with you!

Rachelle Rodriguez

Cohort: 2023
Office: Encina Hall Central, Suite 30
Office Hours: Thursdays, 11am-12pm PST

Rachelle Rodriguez is a junior majoring in International Relations and History. Her specializations are International Security and Social Development and Human Wellbeing.  She is primarily interested in international security policies in the Pacific islands, as well as Latin American politics during the Cold War. She spent last summer interning at Fresno State under Cardinal Quarter. Outside of academics, she is a member of Stanford’s Kaorihiva Polynesian Dance group and FLI community on campus.