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Meet Our Peer Advisor for 2021-2022

Our peer advisors are Sociology students who can answer your questions and share their experiences regarding the Sociology major, coterm program, sociology courses and sociological interests.

 

Apply to be a Sociology Peer Advisor for the 2021-2022 year.

 

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Kana Cummings 
 

Pronouns: she/her

Email: kana2022@stanford.edu

 

Your favorite class/professor (and why): I’ve loved every Sociology class I’ve taken so far so it’s difficult to choose a favorite, but I especially enjoyed SOC 2, Self and Society: Introduction to Social Psychology. As someone fascinated by human behavior, it was super interesting to dive deeper into the “how” and “why” behind social influence, persuasion, group dynamics, and so much more! All of the content was also extremely practical and applicable to daily life. Unfortunately, I’m not sure if the course is being offered this year, but whenever it returns, I highly recommend everyone take it! 

Favorite book (and why)One of my many favorites is The Space Between Us by Thrity Umrigar. It is set in modern-day Mumbai and tells the story of two women - Serabai, an upper-middle class housewife, and Bhima, her lower-class servant. The book explores gender and class roles while illustrating the intricate bond between Serabai and Bhima. As a reader, you’re completely drawn into the two women’s lives and feel for every triumph and tragedy they encounter. It is a very powerful read. There is also a sequel titled The Secrets Between Us

Your career goals and future plans: I’m planning on starting my career in management consulting but hope to work in the social sector afterwards addressing issues relating to food sustainability and racial equity. I am also interested in working in Asia. I believe Sociology has really helped me develop as a critical thinker, so I am excited to utilize this skill set to tackle problems I’m passionate about and help make a difference in the lives of others.

 

Office hours are by appointment to accommodate everyone’s schedules. Please book a time that works for you through my Calendly. If none of the listed times work, feel free to email me a few options that fit your schedule. Can’t wait to meet you!