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Assistant Director of Career Coaching and Education - Frosh/Soph Initiatives

Sarah Tanase

1. Tell us something interesting in your background.

I taught high school physics during the COVID-19 pandemic and experienced distance learning, hybrid teaching, and a fully in-person classroom environment. My favorite moments were eating lunch with my students, seeing their drawings on my whiteboard, and conducting physics labs and demonstrations.

What has led you to your current role?

My professional career has been centered around student development and empowerment. Prior to joining the Stanford team, I fostered student growth and success through supervising student staff, advising student government and organizations, planning programs, classroom teaching, developing trainings, and adjudicating student conduct. Career education seemed like a wonderful avenue to support students in their next steps through an asset-oriented and strengths-based approach. I also appreciate how intertwined career development is with identity exploration, self-efficacy, and mental wellbeing.

3. What do you like to do in your spare time?

In my free time, I enjoy playing soccer, reading, watching TV shows, and hiking with my dog.

Degrees & Certifications

B.S. in Neuroscience, M.A. in Teaching