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The Student Alumni Council (SAC)

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The SAC works to inspire Stanford pride in undergraduate students by fostering lifelong emotional and intellectual connections.

Read on to learn more about the undergraduate initiatives that the SAC supports. For more questions about the SAC, please email us.

Who the SAC is

The SAC is an organization supporting alumni and student connections. Made up of students from all class years, the SAC partners with the Stanford Alumni Association to strengthen the bond that current students have with the university, their class and their alumni family. We work together to provide engaging events and initiatives.

What the SAC does

The SAC provides professional, social and service opportunities to current undergraduate students, while also supporting SAA programs and events that build class community and connect students with alumni. From Admit Weekend Alumni Panel to Cheers to Junior Year, these opportunities are available to students throughout their undergrad years.

Applying to the SAC

Interested in developing leadership skills, connecting with alumni and meeting new people? Consider applying to be an SAC member. In addition to serving for the duration of their undergrad careers, active members attend regular council meetings and individual committee meetings. Recruitment for new members will resume in the fall so bookmark this page. The application process involves a form and a subsequent interview if invited to follow up. First round deadline is October 10, midnight.

Apply to join SAC

Meet our 2022-23 SAC members



Emma Casey, ’25 (she/her)
Hometown: Walnut Creek, CA
"Say yes to the lunch, go to the ice cream social, and stay up for the game night. Friendships often start as small, unplanned interactions."

Richard Coca 22

Richard Coca, ’22 (he/him)
Hometown: Canoga Park, CA
"Whether it's a club you have always wanted to join or a friendship down the hall you've always wanted to start, embrace every new beginning and savor it."


Ariana Davarpanah, ’23 (she/her)
Hometown: San Mateo, CA
"Look at others with curiosity rather than envy."

Lina Fowler 22

Lina Fowler, ’22 (she/her)
Hometown: Bremerton, WA
"Don't be afraid to reach out to people who inspire you and learn about their journey. Who knows what insights and opportunities it could lead to!"

Sydney Nagy 22

Angela (Angie) Gomez, ’22 (she/her)
Hometown: Salinas, CA
"Don't be afraid to reach out or connect with others who don't have any immediate or obvious similarities. You learn a lot from people who are very different from you."


Jake Katz, ’25 (he/him)
Hometown: Andover, MA
"The greatness of a community is most accurately measured by the compassionate actions of its members." - Coretta Scott King

Sydney Nagy 23

Sydney Nagy, ’23 (she/her)
Hometown: Portland, OR
"Follow through on what YOU are passionate about. You'll find people to connect with pretty much instantly!"

Oliva C Otto '22

Olivia Otto, ’22 (she/her)
Hometown: Haddonfield, NJ
"Always leave your door open to your dorm room!"


Betsayda Puerta, ’22 (she/her)
Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
"The best things in life happen when you least expect them. So, embrace and cherish every opportunity you have to connect with others."


Pearl Shing-Roth, ’25 (she/her)
Hometown: Thousand Oaks, CA
"Lead with love."

Monica Tavassoli 22

Monica Tavassoli, ’23 (she/her)
Hometown: Santa Ana, CA
"Your vibe attracts your tribe; be yourself, let your personality shine, and your energy will bring the right people into your life!"


Hong Le Xuan (Hong) Vo, ’24 (she/her)
Hometown: Vietnam/ Sacramento, CA 
"Never be afraid to put yourself out there, because humans are very ... human. They are kind, empathetic, and passionate. Just like you. Take a leap of faith towards others, and the other 99 steps will work themselves out."