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Undergraduate Research Assistants

Undergraduate Research Assistants are at the heart of CESTA's community, working closely with Stanford faculty, staff, and researchers to manage and analyze humanistic and interdisciplinary data. Students are vital collaborators who help develop and formalize research questions, tools, methods, and final products.

Research Assistants engage in all phases of the research process, including data planning, acquisition, archival research, modeling, analysis, visualization, and publication. Though faculty provide the initial research questions and data resources, students are active participants in research design – challenging assumptions, suggesting alternative approaches, and posing new hypotheses.  

Students go on to use the skills they’ve learned in CESTA in their personal, academic, and career pursuits.

Photo featuring Winter/Spring 2019 CESTA Resident Assistants:

(Front, L-R): Cathy Yang, Kate Ham, Haley Hodge, Arianna Togelang. (Middle, L-R): Terence Zhao, Isabela David Rodrigues, Katie Lan, Zuyi Zhao, David Mollencamp, Jonathan Morales. (Back, L-R): Mary Markley, Regina Kong, Sean Lee, Lily Nilipour, Angela Black, Emma Grover, Vincent Nicandro. Not pictured: Gabriel Saiz, Benjamin Maldonado, Roshii Montano, Cathy Yang, Liliana  Taylor, Victoria Ding, Emily Elott, Khuyen Le, Peter Morgan, Elizabeth Lindqwister, Emilia Porubcin, Stephanie Niu, Ashwin Ramaswami, Arjun Karanam, Christina Ding, Ada Zhou, Ji Hun Wang, Lauren Schlansky.  Photo credit: Brian Kersey