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Staff

On Campus

Jill Vizas

On-Campus Program Manager

Jill Vizas oversees the on-campus activities of Stanford in Washington, including student recruitment and admissions. Jill graduated from Stanford in 1997 with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. Before coming to Stanford in Washington, Jill worked as a paralegal in Washington, D.C. and as an attorney in San Francisco. Her office is located in the SIEPR Gunn Building, Room 335, and she is able to answer any questions about the program. Please email to make an appointment.

In Washington

Adrienne M. Jamieson

Director

Professor Adrienne Jamieson, the MaryLou and George Boone Centennial Director of Stanford in Washington, is a political scientist who specializes in American national politics, public policy and the media. She is an affiliated professor in the Public Policy Program and frequently teaches one of the core seminars in Washington where she designs the curriculum, recruits local faculty and arranges students’ internships. She also serves as the on-site academic advisor, providing assistance with internship papers, honors theses, plans for graduate school and careers in politics, policy and the press. She is a recipient of Stanford’s Dinkelspiel Award for her contributions to undergraduate education.

Robin Willscheidt

Program Coordinator

Robin develops and plans cultural programming for students in D.C. She graduated from Stanford with a major in Political Science and minors in Art History and Archaeology and was an SIW student her junior spring working in the Cultural Programs Division at the State Department. 

Suzanne Miller

Assistant Director

Suzanne Miller directs the overall administration of Stanford in Washington. She oversees the staff and student affairs. She also work to secure student internship placements each quarter. Before coming to Stanford in Washington, Suzanne served as Senior Legislative Analyst for the Economic section of the Embassy of Japan. She also worked as a Legislative Director and Legislative Correspondence Director for two members of the Utah Congressional delegation on Capitol Hill.

Lori Carter

Financial and Facilities Manager

Lori Carter manages Stanford in Washington’s financial affairs and works with a variety of vendors to ensure our building is running smoothly. She previously held the post of finance associate at Stanford in Washington. Before coming to Stanford in Washington, Lori was the Office Manager for the Office of the State of Texas.