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SAL Staff 2015-2016

Student Activities and Leadership staff are dedicated to helping all students find and foster their passions while developing leadership and life skills.

  • We support all recognized student organizations, advise ASSU and the sophomore and junior class council, and offer leadership development and training.
  • We help individual students connect with student organizations and other activities outside the classroom.  
  • We work to cultivate a student community that values inclusivity, equity, respect, collaboration, and balance.

General Information

  • Location: Old Union, 2nd Floor, Suite 206
  • Office Hours: 8 am–5 pm (Mon–Fri).
  • Peer Advisor Hours: Weekly calendar and Thursdays 7-9pm.  
  • All-SAL Drop-In hours: Wednesday, 3-5pm.

Need Help? Contact a Peer Advisor!

 SAL Peer Advisors 2015-2016

Peer Advisors

For most needs it is best to start with SAL Peer Advisors, who are experienced student leaders and excel with financial, banking and event-planning advice.

Peer advisors are available on a drop-in and scheduled basis about 40 hours each week, including Thursdays 7–9 pm.

Click here to see their Drop-In schedule!

  • Keegan Livermore is a senior studying Comparative Literature with a minor in Education. Liaison for: Arts (Dance, Drama, Music, Other) Orgs. Responsible for: Registration. 
  • Michael Vela is a senior studying Human Biology. Liaison for: Athletics (Martial Arts, Outdoor Recreation, Club Sports, Other), Recreational, Pre-Professional OrgsResponsible for: Newsletter and Social Media.
  • Savanah Pham is a sophomore studying Asian-American Studies and Psychology . Liaison for: Ethnic/Cultural and International Orgs. Responsible for: the New Groups Process.
  • Rachel Morrow is a sophomore studying International Relations. Liaison for: Community Service, Health/Wellness, Social, Political, and Religious Orgs. Responsible for: CardinalSync and the Stanford Fund Partnership.
  • Ibrahim Bharmal is a sophomore studying Comparitive Literature and International Relations. Liaison for: Academic, Media/Publications, Social Awareness Orgs. Responsible for: Website.


Professional Staff


Nanci Howe holding a goat

Nanci Howe

Associate Dean and Director
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About Nanci: Nanci was writing this bio when a student walked in the door asking for help. While we await Nanci's full bio, check out the picture of her with a goat.

Photo: Nanci holding a goat as a part of the Stanford Goat Project, a fundraiser in White Plaza put on the by the Intervarsity Graduate Christian Fellowship.

Areas of Responsibility: ASSU/GSC/Undergraduate Senate, Arts (Dance, Drama, Music, Other Orgs), Athletic (Outdoor Rec Orgs), Political events and groups, Sophomore Class Presidents, Policy development and interpretation, Off-campus Fundraising, New Org Processes, ASSU Speaker's Bureau, The Daily, Recreational Orgs, Social Orgs, Debate, and Pre-Professional Orgs. 

Snehal Naik smiling

Snehal Naik

Assistant Dean and Associate Director
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About Snehal: Snehal came to Stanford after working at universities in Boston, New York City and Monterey.  As an UCSD undergrad he was active in student government, campus programs and concert planning.  He also served as an orientation leader and RA. Snehal goes to as many student events as he can - - riding a camel at Israeli Independence Day was a highlight. 

Areas of Responsibility: Athletic (Club Sport, Other), Academic groups, Health and Wellness groups, Media/Publications Orgs, Stanford Concert Network Advisory Board, International Orgs, Peer Advisor Program, Workshop Schedule, White Plaza, Junior Class Presidents, and the Alcohol Advisory Board

Ankita Rakhe smiling

Ankita Rakhe

Assistant Dean and Associate Director
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About Ankita: Ankita has worked at Stanford since the summer of 2012. She previously worked at Santa Clara University, Trinity University (TX), and The Ohio State University (Go Bucks!). As an undergrad at Vanderbilt University, Ankita held leadership positions in the South Asian student organization; a mentoring and tutoring organization; her sorority, Alpha Delta Pi; and in new student orientation. Ankita loves working directly with the student orgs she advises because it allows her to see thier passion and dedication.

Areas of Responsibility: Athletic (Martial Arts) Orgs, Community Service Orgs, Ethnic/Cultural Orgs, Religious Orgs, Social Awareness orgs, the Stanford Fund Partnership, CardinalSync, SAL Website, Social Media & Communication, Student Activities Fair, The Leadership INITIATIVE, and Re-registration Process.