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BioBridge Peer Advising

BioBrige, Student Services Office, Gilbert 108

BioBridge peer advising is located in Gilbert room 108

What is BioBridge?

BioBridge is an undergraduate peer advising group and informational resource for the Department of Biology. BioBridge advisors serve as a link to several aspects of the biology major by:

  • Coordinating outreach programs for current and prospective biology majors
  • Organizing info sessions and panels on topics related to research, grants, the major, employment, and other post-graduate opportunities
  • Offering social events where Biology majors and prospective majors can get to know each other
  • Answering questions about major requirements, policies, and procedures
  • Promoting interaction between Biology faculty and undergrad students

If you have questions about how to declare the major, find a research position, which courses to take, or where to study away from campus while still graduating in 4 years, come by the BioBride office hours or send them an email.

Office Hours


John: 1:00pm - 4:00pm



Andrew: 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Ami: 1:00pm - 3:30pm



Sarah: 1:00pm - 4:30pm



Andrew: 2:00pm - 3:00pm


Vivian: 1:00pm - 4:30pm

Ami - 1:00-2:00pm


Meet Your Advisors

sarah hay

Sarah Hay, Class of '18: Sarah, a senior majoring in Biology with a concentration in Biochemistry and Biophysics, is originally from Phoenix, AZ, but has lived in the Bay Area for the past 16 years. Since October of her freshman year, she has been a student researcher in the Porteus Lab in the Department of Pediatrics at the medical school, where she is currently investigating the cytotoxicity of gene therapy treatments for sickle cell disease. Sarah plans to pursue an M.D./Ph.D. degree. When she isn’t in the lab or class, Sarah can be found on the Stanford Archery range, either practicing or coaching. During the Winter and Spring quarters, she travels with the Stanford Archery club team to compete at both regional and national tournaments. She’s also a member of the Stanford Khmer Association. An avid runner, part-time beach bum, and coffee/baked goods connoisseur, she’s excited and looks forward to talking with students about research opportunities, the M.D./Ph.D. pathway, archery, outdoor activities, and the importance of finding a balance between classes and having fun!

Ami Hayashi

Ami Hayashi, Class of '19: Ami is a junior majoring in biology with a concentration in Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental biology. Since working as a translator for American families adopting Chinese orphans with congenital birth defects, she’s been interested in global health and working with underserved populations. She plans to attend medical school after her undergraduate years. At Stanford she works as a Patient Care Coordinator and Mandarin Interpreter at the Arbor Free Clinics and is a Community Building Officer in the Muslim Student Union. She has previously worked in the Weissman lab in stem cell research. Growing up in a low-income community, she has always been passionate about giving back to her local communities, and is currently working on health initiatives in her hometown of Oxnard, California. An avid animal lover, she’s always happy to show pictures of her five dogs and is most likely looking for cute animals on campus in her free time. She’s excited to talk to students about global health opportunities on and off campus, serving under privileged communities, and the importance of school-life balance. 

John Latimer

John Latimer, Class of '18: John is a senior from North Carolina majoring in general biology with the hopes of attending medical school after his undergraduate years. He explored several labs at Stanford before discovering his interest in regenerative medicine. He has worked at a biotechnology startup founded by a Stanford professor in South San Francisco and the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine, both of which utilize different methods for regenerating tissue. Among his highlights at Stanford are a two-week intensive Sophomore College program on comparative anatomy and an Introductory Chemistry TA position. In his free time you can find John playing pickup soccer, biking in the hills, learning the piano, and co-leading the Stanford Cancer Coalition. Talk to John if you want to discuss research opportunities on and off campus, the process for founding a Stanford club, the medical school pathway, and maintaining an active lifestyle in an academically intensive environment!

Vivian Lou

Vivian Lou, Class of '19: Vivian is a junior from Vancouver, Canada, majoring in General Biology and Music. At Stanford, she is involved with clinical volunteering and health advocacy, serving as a Mandarin Interpreter at Pacific Free Clinic and as Co-Chair of Team HBV, an organization dedicated to raising awareness for hepatitis B. Last year, she worked on community health outreach as an intern at the Asian Liver Center, where she focused on hepatitis B education in the Bay Area and led the development of an annual student conference. Vivian is also dabbling in research on characterizing aldehyde dehydrogenase mutations in the Mochly-Rosen lab at the medical school. In her spare time, you can find her playing piano at Braun Music Center or cooking food with the Undergraduate Chinese American Association. She is more than happy to talk to students about pre-med life, double majors, sorting out four-year plans, and anything else!

Andrew Moreno

Andrew Moreno, Class of '18: Andrew is a senior from Southern California studying General Biology and Economics. His academic interests lie at the intersection of science and public policy, and he is particularly fascinated by ethical issues in biotechnology. At Stanford, Andrew has been an RA, a TA, and a research assistant, but being an avid IM volleyball player holds a special place in his heart. Most importantly, he looks forward to interacting with the Biology community at Stanford this upcoming year and can’t wait to meet prospective and declared Bio majors alike! He’s excited to talk about being pre-med at Stanford, minoring/double majoring with Biology, finding research opportunities on and around campus, and just about anything else!"