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Peer Advisors

The Department of English's Undergraduate Peer Advisors are here to help you succeed within the department and to integrate you into our community. 

If you have any questions about how to declare the English major, what courses to take, how to find a faculty advisor, or just need a familiar face to talk to, please visit the Peer Advisors during their office hours or send them a quick email. 

2018-2019 Peer Advisors

Courtney Douglas

Courtney Douglas is a junior studying English Lit and political science. Visit her office hours to discuss declaring Stanford English, finding a faculty advisor, cultivating relationships with fellow English students, getting excited about courses, long-form journalism, first days of classes, William Faulkner, Claudia Rankine, Rae Armantrout, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Sonia Sotomayor, Ronan Farrow, a combination of the aforementioned topics, or anything else. 

Outside of English peer advising and doing school, she serves as Editor-in-Chief at The Stanford Daily, and is a fellow in the Education and Society Theme House on campus. She has spent her college summers as a Stanford-in-Government fellow and as a political science research assistant, applying her love for writing and critical thought to other fields. Her favorite young adult novelist is Jacqueline Woodson and her favorite poem is "What He Thought" by Heather McHugh. She annotates exclusively with .5 mm pens. 

OH: Wednesdays from 1:00PM - 4:00 PM



Maddie Kim

Maddie Kim is a junior English major with a creative writing emphasis in poetry. She enjoys taking creative writing and poetry reading classes at Stanford, and she is especially interested in Asian American literature and contemporary American poetry. Her poetry and prose can be found in The Adroit Journal, The Journal, and Tinderbox Poetry Journal, among others. Outside of her life in the English department, she is the president of Stanford TapThat and plays the banjo from time to time.

OH: Thursdays from 11:45 AM to 4:00 PM

Josh Wagner

Josh Wagner is a junior double majoring in Philosophy/Religious Studies and English, focusing on the affect of music on the body. In class, he enjoys theorizing about the contemporary novel and thinking about the importance of language in understanding the world. He also enjoys playing the tenor saxophone, listlessly staring at paintings, and having too many books in his room. Outside of the classroom, he works with myriad campus publications on graphics and design including Untitled, Anthesis, Stanford Anthology for Youth, and SenseConnect.

OH: Fridays from 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Sunny Wu

Sunny Wu is a senior majoring in English with a concentration in creative writing. She is a dreamer at heart and contemplates extensively on the world around her through the lens of storytelling. Her life goal is to share her stories and experiences with the people she meets, and she hopes to one day publish a memoir. She invites current and prospective English Majors to visit her office hours to chat about classes, English Major requirements, creative writing at Stanford, building community in the department, and life in general.

Outside of her involvement in the English Department, Sunny is on the core officer team of the Taiwanese Cultural Society (TCS). She is looking forward to her last year of college filled with friendships, laughter, and countless lasting memories.   

OH: Mondays from 1:15 PM to 4:15 PM