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How to Declare

Whether you’ve just heard about CSRE and would like to learn more, or you already know it's the program for you, the next step is to reach out!

Learn More about the CSRE Family of Programs

See the CSRE Family of Programs' Stanford Bulletin page to review the requirements pertaining to the degree you're interested in, and then please feel free to reach out to our CSRE Peer Mentors! They are current students in the CSRE Family of Programs, and would be happy to schedule a meeting to speak with you about your interests, what CSRE offers, their path to the program, and help you on your way to declaring!

CSRE Peer Mentors

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Jasmín Espinoza (CHILATST, '18)

Hi y'all! My name is Jasmín Espinosa Jaimes and I'm a Chicana currently a junior studying Chicanx-Latinx Studies and Psychology. I am originally from Dallas, Texas but was raised in Norcross, Georgia so you know I love my sweet tea. My aspirations include studying law in the future to give back to communities in need, specifically undocumented people. My involvements on campus include being a part of MEChA de Stanford, ASSU Senate and Lambda Theta Nu Sorority, inc.

To schedule a meeting with Jasmín, please send an email to

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Andrea Flores (CHILATST, '18)

Andrea Flores (she/her/hers) is a senior double majoring in Sociology and Chicanx-Latinx studies. Her roots lie in the central valleys of the state of Mexico but she was born and raised in Waukegan, IL. She is interested in critical race theory, education, and understanding historical traumas and how they affect people of color in present day.

To schedule a meeting with Andrea, please send an email to

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Miguel Samano (CHILATST, '19)

Miguel Samano is a senior double majoring in Comparative Literature and Chicanx-Latinx Studies. His interests include Chicanx and African-American literary studies, transnational ethnic studies, the social aesthetics of race and ethnicity, and Chicanx art history. On campus, he is a resident tutor for SLE. He passionately believes that U.S. ethnic literatures and art are one of the most urgent tools for thinking about the enduring issues of the human condition such as the experiential nature of social life, the role of cultural memory in constructing a self, and our ethical obligations to others.

To schedule a meeting with Miguel, please send an email to

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Lauren Seabrooks (CSRE, '19)

Born and raised in Fairfield, CA, on the Northside of the Bay Area, Lauren is a senior pursuing a B.A. in CSRE and Honors in Education. Her studies focus on how race and institutionalized racism have affected public policy, law, and government. She is passionate about criminal justice, specifically the collateral consequences of incarceration and the effects of parental incarceration on children and families. She currently interns at the Santa Clara County Office of Reentry Services and would love to discuss opportunities to work in local government and other off-campus capacities. Lauren aspires to practice public interest law and become involved in the legislative process to elevate disadvantaged communities of color and reduce systemic racial and ethnic inequities.

To schedule a meeting with Lauren, please send an email to

Photo of Peer Mentor, Ewea Tseumah

Ewea Tseumah (CSRE, '19)

I'm from the northwest suburbs of Chicago. I've considered pretty much every major offered, including Human Biology, Bioengineering, International Relations, Economics, and Theater, but eventually decided to graduate with a degree in CSRE with a concentration in Identity, Diversity, and Aesthetics. I'd love to talk to you about your different interests and how CSRE might be the best fit for you. I've been pretty involved in theater, among other things, on campus. Currently, I'm VP of BLACKstage Theater Company, am a tour guide, and participate in public service. I'm also interning off campus this fall and can talk to you about how to fit academic year internships into your schedule. As for after Stanford, I'm trying to find a way to combine my interests in television/media, law, and government.

To schedule a meeting with Ewea, please send an email to

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Melody Yang ('21) (Asian American Studies Liason)

Melody Yang (them/them) is a second year from Queens, New York. They are currently undeclared but considering majoring in Engineering Physics and CSRE. They are interested in ethnic studies as a way to understand and embrace our full selves, access histories and truths kept hidden from us, and find collective and self empowerment.

To schedule a meeting with Melody, please reach out to

Additionally, you may schedule an informational meeting with CSRE's Student Services Specialist, Byron Barahona, by sending an email with your availability to 

Fill Out a Proposal

After you’ve learned more about our program, and have decided it's the right fit for you, the next step is to fill out a major or minor proposal form for the program of your choosing.

Major Proposals

CSRE Major Proposal

ASNAMST Major Proposal

CHILATST Major Proposal

JEWISHST Major Proposal

NATIVEAM Major Proposal

Minor Proposals

CSRE Minor Proposal

ASNAMST Minor Proposal

CHILATST Minor Proposal

JEWISHST Minor Proposal

NATIVEAM Minor Proposal

Finding Courses

We recognize that course offerings vary from year to year. Look through previous years on Explore Courses to see if you can find a pattern, such as a course being offered every other year, two years off one year on, etc.** Additionally, you can use the following tags in Explore Courses to search for CSRE courses:













**Since this is a proposal, and not a fixed plan, it is fine that a student take different courses than those in the submitted proposal. However, be sure that you will still reach the unit minimum for the plan, and along the way, please send updated and accurate versions of your major proposal form to Byron Barahona ( if anything has changed since the original submission.

If you have questions about your proposed course of study, or any concerns regarding what courses to include in your proposal, please feel free to reach out to Byron Barahona ( and schedule an in person meeting.

Submitting the Proposal

After you have a completed proposal that meets at least the minimum requirements and units for your plan – 60 for Majors, 30 for Minors – please send the Excel file to Byron Barahona (, CSRE’s Student Services Specialist.

You will then be given feedback on the proposal. If any adjustments are to be made, please make them and resend.

Once the proposal looks ready, it will be submitted to the Director of the relevant Program for review and signature.

Official Declaration

After proposals are approved, you will be notified by email, and can then log onto Axess and officially declare the B.A. or minor!

For further questions, please reach out to Byron Barahona (