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Peer Advisors

Peer advisors are current Stanford undergraduate students who have attended the Bing Stanford in Washington Program.  

They are a valuable resource for students who are interested in attending the Bing Stanford in Washington Program.  Whether you are considering the Program or have been admitted and are preparing to attend, we encourage you to reach out to one of our Peer Advisors with any questions you might have.  You can email our peer advisors at  The Peer Advisors hold office hours by appointment, please email them.  

Rand Duarte

Rand Duarte is a senior from Leonardstown, Maryland. She is majoring in International Relations. Rand participated in SIW during Fall Quarter 2017-18, where she worked at the U.S. Department of State in the International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Bureau. This summer, Rand also interned in DC and worked in the Pentagon in the Office of the Undersecretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment, International Armaments Cooperation. Rand can be reached at and is happy to answer any questions by email or in person.

Xavier Fields

Xavier is a senior majoring in Public Policy with an Education Policy concentration. He went to SIW in the Spring of 2018 and interned with the Department of Education. On campus, he is involved with LSJUMB and staffing at 576 Alvarado Row. He can be reached via email at

Jasmin Kamruddin

Jasmin Kamruddin is a current senior at Stanford majoring in political science and African and African American studies. She participated in SiW in the winter of 2018 and interned with the DC Superior Court. On Campus, Jasmin is active in Cap & Gown Society and Chi Omega Fraternity. Jasmin can be reached by email at


Sophie Keller

Sophie Keller is a senior majoring in Political Science and minoring in Earth Systems. Sophie participated in Stanford in Washington in the Spring of 2018, where she interned with Natural Resources Defense Council. Sophie can be reached be email at

Renata Miller

Renata Miller is a senior majoring in International Relations and pursuing a humanities minor. She participated in SIW in the winter of 2018 and interned on Capitol Hill. The previous quarter, she also took part in the Stanford in Paris program. She can be reached by email at

Jayaram Ravi

Jayaram Ravi is a senior majoring in political science and minoring in human rights. He has attended the Oxford and Stanford in Washington programs, and has interned on the Hill, the DOJ, and at Carnegie in past summers. While at SIW, Jayaram interned at Freedom House, where helped conduct research on pressing democracy and human rights issues and raise awareness for those issues with the organization's Congressional Advocacy and Outreach team. He is passionate about diversity and representation in government and politics, constitutional law, and Veep (the TV show). Some of his favorite parts of SIW were getting a selfie with Senator Doug Jones, speaking with Justices Breyer and Kennedy, taking the civil rights law class, and going on Bing Trip to New York City. Jayaram loves to meet new people and talk about his time at SIW! Jayaram can be reached via email at


Marisol Zarate

Marisol is a senior from San Bernardino, California majoring in Urban Studies and Political Science. During her time at Stanford in Washington she interned for her Congressman, Representative Pete Aguilar. She hopes to become a juvenile defense attorney. Marisol can be reached at