Splash Biography

MELISSA SANTOS, Stanford senior & aspiring educator :)

Major: Stanford SPLASH

College/Employer: Not available.

Year of Graduation: 2021

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

Melissa is a fourth year at Stanford pursuing a major in health & developmental psychology, a minor in Spanish, and a master's in sociology. Her lifelong desire to be a teacher has led her to pursue education both inside the classroom and out. She works as a campus museum tour guide, a peer learning consultant with the Center for Teaching and Learning, and a research and teaching assistant in the psych department. She feels most like herself when working with preschoolers, biking around the Bay Area, making art or food with friends, and spending time at home with her family.

Past Classes

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A108: Photovoice: Our World from Your Eyes in Rainstorm Spring 2020 (May. 30 - 31, 2020)
In these unprecedented times, it is more important than ever to find ways to connect with each other, and photography is a In community-based research, the method of photovoice asks participants to photograph scenes in their daily life that express their point of view and represent what it's like to live in their communities. We're going to do exactly that: in this class, we'll take time to go around our homes (or through photo archives) to take photos that represent our perspectives on themes like gender, race, family, and belonging. Then, in small group discussions we'll use these curated photos to give each other a window into our respective worlds.