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Active and engaged advising is a hallmark of the Earth Systems Program. We offer a tiered advising network that starts with an annual cohort of student advisors and includes committed staff & faculty. We pride ourselves on offering advising and guidance on a "one human being at a time" basis. Please feel free to stop by office hours for help or set up an appointment by emailing the individual student advisor you'd like to meet with. Student Advisors hold weekly office hours in the Earth Systems office during the academic year. Our doors are always open!

Meet our Earth Systems Student Advisors

Sky Chen

B.S. Earth Systems-  Human Environmental Systems 

Sky is a senior studying Earth Systems with a focus on environmental economics and policy. He is passionate about sustainable development, specifically with regard to clean energy infrastructure, and he's most excited about the areas of hydrogen, offshore-wind, long-duration energy storage, and battery recycling. At Stanford, he’s been involved with the Stanford Energy Club and the Sustainable Finance Initiative. In his spare time, Sky loves to listen to music from boy bands and play baseball.

Laney Conger

B.S. Earth Systems- Biosphere 

Laney (she/her) is a senior on the Biosphere track. Growing up near Glacier National Park has informed her passion for sustainability and love of the outdoors. She is particularly passionate about forest ecology and ecosystem interactions. Since sophomore year, Laney has acted as a top zero waste intern for Stanford R&DE, helping to divert waste from the landfill and decrease recycling contamination through research-based projects. She spent the past summer working on an organic farm in rural Washington learning more about sustainable agriculture and circular farming. She is also pursuing minors in Spanish and Creative Writing and is interested in the intersection of art, language, and science. Talk to her about co-op living, poetry, and the best trees on campus. 

Nazli Dakad

B.S. Earth Systems Program- Human Environmental Systems 

Nazlı is a senior on the Human Environmental Systems track from Seattle, Washington. She is interested in how individuals and communities connect with their environment and how to better foster a reciprocal relationship between humans and the environment. A few topics she enjoys studying are natural capital, climate psychology, the energy transition, and environmental policy. During her time at Stanford, Nazlı has been involved with Students for a Sustainable Stanford and Matriculate, and has conducted research with the Behavioral Decisions and the Environment Lab and the Precourt Institute for Energy. She spent the past spring studying abroad in Paris improving her French and connecting with relatives who moved to Europe from her motherland, Turkey. Over the summer, Nazlı interned at Amasia, a climate focused venture capital firm conducting market research and travelled to Kailua, O’ahu where she interned with Ho‘okua‘āina, a community-based non-profit organization using ancient Hawaiian traditions of kalo cultivation to reimagine land stewardship. Outside of class and advising, you can find Nazlı looking for an excuse to be outside, hanging out in the Dean of Students Office, trying a new sport, taking people out for boba, or musing about the workings of the world. 

Julia Donlon

B.S. Earth Systems- Oceans, Atmosphere, and Climate
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Julia is a senior on the Oceans, Atmosphere, and Climate track with a minor in cultural Anthropology. She is interested in marine conservation, environmental justice, sustainable design, and social attitudes towards sustainability. She spent the majority of this year abroad, studying in Australia and Berlin and most recently researching marine spatial planning policy at an institute in Dresden, Germany. Her interest in environmental science stems from her love for the earth, often leading her on long walks in the woods and chilly plunges in the Pacific. When she’s not outside, or inside thinking about what’s outside, she might be writing film reviews on her secret blog, making vegetarian treats, going to spin class, reading her latest impulse purchase paperback, or drinking her fifth coffee of the day. 

Calvin Probst

Earth Systems- Biosphere
Calvin is a senior on the Biosphere track hailing from Boise, ID. His interests include plant biology, environmental justice in land management, alternative ecological lenses (like queer ecology), invasive species, and mountain ecosystems. He's spent this past year trying to work outside as much as possible, spending time in Hawaiʻi with the Wrigley Field Program last fall and interning in Tuolumne Meadows at Yosemite this summer. When not in the ES office, you can find Calvin at the climbing wall, hiding in the Green stacks, or driving into the mountains. His favorite organism is Artemesia tridentata, big sagebrush.

Drive (Terachet) Rojrachsombat

B.S. Earth Systems- Oceans, Atmosphere, and Climate 

Drive (Terachet Rojrachsombat) is a senior in the Oceans, Atmosphere, and Climate Track with a minor in Statistics. An aspiring climate scientist from Thailand, Drive is passionate about all aspects of climate change, weather patterns, and air pollution. His journey into environmental concerns began from a childhood fascination for maps and ultimately sealed through the Stanford@Sea program in 2022. Drive's curiosity has no bounds—from marine inorganic carbon to rainfall effects on violent conflicts. Outside academia, Drive volunteered to teach high school students in Thailand about climate change. You might catch him in the wild exploring the Stanford Dish area or jamming his tenor saxophone with the marching band. His favorite animal? The Antarctic Weddell seal (Leptonychotes weddellii).

Meet our Earth Systems staff members

They can guide you on applications, policies, and department resources.

Do you have questions?

For information about programs, applications, deadlines? Contact Anahid Babekian, Assistant Director of Student Services, at or (650) 725-7427. 


We can help.

Contact Melissa Vallejo, Earth Systems program administration, for information about program resources at or (650) 723-8112.


Meet our academic advisors

Our academic advisors come from many different disciplines across the university.

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Meet all peer advisors

Stanford Doerr School of Sustainability Peer Advisors has advisors in Geophysics, Geological Sciences, and Energy Resources Engineering too.

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