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! Tuesdays, 9-10am (Daria or Rachelle); Wednesdays, 1:30-2:30pm (Brooke or Nicole).
To contact a Peer Advisor or to make an appointment outside of the listed hours, click on the button below.
Brooke Beyer is a senior majoring in International Relations with minors in Human Rights and English. Her IR specializations are International Security and Social Development and Human Wellbeing. She is interested in the intersection of human rights and national security within American foreign policy and spent last quarter interning with the State Department. Outside of school, Brooke chairs a committee within Stanford Women in Law, runs a social justice book club, and enjoys hiking. She is excited to discuss all things IR, including human rights work, class recs, and research opportunities. Brooke also prepares Student Spotlights for the FB page, website and newsletter and she’d love to hear from you if you’d like to be featured and share your experience studying IR at Stanford.
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 is a senior majoring in International Relations and minoring in Earth Systems Sustainability. Her IR specializations are Economic Development and World Economy, and Social Development and Human Well-Being. She is interested in sustainability, food security, ESG business, and photojournalism. Before Covid-19, Nicole intended to study abroad in Santiago, Chile in summer 2020, but instead, she worked remotely for Carnegie Europe through Stanford Global Studies. Outside of academics, Nicole is a coxswain on the Women Rowing Team at Stanford, tour guide, sorority member, and former photographer at Stanford Sierra Camp and Dance Marathon Executive Team member.
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.