The Student Services Team is here to support our students. They can answer your questions about the majors/minors, work with you on a four-year plan, approve your declaration, provide general program advising, connect you with resources, assist you in navigating challenges, and help you make the most of your time in our program.
Amanda & LaShanette work as a team and are both happy to help. In general, Amanda is the main point of contact for the majors (Data Science B.S. and Data Science & Social Systems B.A.), and LaShanette is the main point of contact for the minors (Data Science Minor and Statistics Minor). When you’re not sure who to contact, feel free to email them both.
Amanda Kuhn (she/her)
Amanda is the Student Services Officer (SSO) for the Data Science program and the former Mathematical & Computational Science (MCS) program. She recently moved to the Bay Area from Michigan. Before coming to Stanford, she was a high school English and math teacher for over ten years, and for much of that time, she also served as an advisor to students who were dual-enrolled and working toward a college degree. She is excited to now have the opportunity to support students in this new role outside of the classroom. You’ll meet with Amanda when you’re ready to declare your major. She loves chatting with students, so please also feel free to reach out to her when you have a question, need a thought partner in navigating a challenge, or simply want to say hi or tell her how your quarter is going. In her free time, Amanda enjoys reading, creative writing, improv, hiking, and volunteering at a local animal shelter.
LaShanette Breazell (she/her)
LaShanette is the Student Services Specialist (SSS) for the Data Science program and the former Mathematical & Computational Science (MCS) program. She graduated from UC Santa Cruz in 2020 and during her undergraduate career, she worked as an academic mentor and student success intern in UCSC’s Educational Opportunity Program. Before coming to Stanford, she was an academic advisor and tutor for a private middle school in Palo Alto. She loves working with students and is excited to be back on campus providing collegiate support! In her free time, LaShanette enjoys reading, roller skating, taking care of her plants and cuddling with her cats! She’s excited to chat with you, so please also feel free to reach out to her to ask a question, chat, or say hi!