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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.

Anisha Mudaliar

Anisha Mudaliar is a senior majoring in Economics, with a focus on international development. Anisha participated in the Bing Stanford in Washington Program in Fall 2013, where she interned at the World Bank in the Department of Financial and Private Sector Development. At the World Bank, she worked primarily on research evaluating the effectiveness of financial education interventions in improving financial literacy and capability and analyzing the landscape of entertainment education initiatives and their underlying business models. During BSIW, Anisha loved exploring the culture and cuisine of Charleston, walking through the DC monuments at night for a “Beat Cal” photo session, seeing the National Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center, going to the annual Apple Butter Festival in West Virginia, and enjoying nightly dinners at the BSIW house with passionate students and professors.

Adrienne von Schulthess

Adrienne von Schulthess is a junior majoring in Political Science while also taking coursework in Earth Systems. Adrienne participated in the Bing Stanford in Washington Program in Fall 2013, where she interned for the White House in the Office of Communications. At the White House Adrienne worked with regional news media for twenty five states and the African American media. He duties ranged from preparations for media events at the White house to keeping her bosses up to date on the news of the day, hour and minute. During SIW Adrienne enjoyed events such as experiencing the Mount Vernon Candlelight Tour, seeing Romeo and Juliet at the Folger Shakespeare Library and exploring Washington during the government shutdown. She also enjoyed the weekly SIW flag football game.

Allen Xu

Allen Xu is a junior majoring in Economics and Comparative Literature. Last fall, Allen interned at the Inter-American Development Bank, Office of Evaluation and Oversight, where he contributed to the Bank’s 2013 Evaluability study and helped to implement the new Development Effectiveness Matrix. Allen loved taking a boat into Charleston harbor and seeing Fort Sumpter, but his favorite event was hearing Prokofiev at the National Symphony Orchestra. His fondest memory is playing football every Sunday, even in the snow.

Shirley Yarin

Shirley Yarin is a junior majoring in economics, with a minor in mathematics. Shirley participated in the Bing Stanford in Washington program in Fall 2013, where she interned at the U.S. Department of Treasury in the Office of Economic Policy. During her internship, Shirley collaborated with a team on a project about the debt limit forecast, co-authored a memorandum projecting the elasticity of health costs with respect to income, and presented her findings to senior level economists. During her quarter at SIW, Shirley experienced the thrill of living in Washington D.C., a city that is at the center of national policy discussions. She also enjoyed exploring the long history, beautiful architecture, and rich cuisine of Charlestown, South Carolina with her fellow SIWers. Shirley hopes to continue applying economic thinking to public policy questions, especially in the healthcare sector.

Amanda Zerbe

Amanda Zerbe is a senior majoring in Earth Systems (Biosphere track) and International Relations (with concentrations on Social Development and Europe). Amanda participated in the Bing Stanford in Washington program in the winter of 2014, and interned with the NOAA Fisheries Policy Office. While at NOAA, Amanda researched policy options related to the reauthorization of the Magnuson Stevens Act (16 USC 1801), with a particular focus on the statutory language concerning confidentiality of fisheries statistics submitted to NOAA. She also coordinated research related to cooperative fisheries management and sustainable seafood certification. While at SIW, Amanda really enjoyed seeing Tennessee Williams’ The Glass Menagerie on Broadway, hearing Joshua Bell play at the Kennedy Center, and going sledding with her SIW classmates.