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Careers of Humanities Alumni

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Department or Program Title Organization

African and African American Studies

Sales Development Manager Google

Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity

Senior Litigation Counsel Google

History

Criminal Justice Fellow ACLU of San Diego and Imperial Counties

African and African American Studies

Actor, Writer, Director, and Producer HBO, UTA, 3 Arts Entertainment

Division of Literatures, Cultures, and Languages

Editor-in-Chief 1849 Medicine Garden

English

Data Platform Engineer Earnest

Theater and Performance Studies

Senior Manager, Product Management Amazon Prime Now

Art and Art History

Senior Analyst, Digital Marketing / Content Strategy Practice Accenture

Classics

Program Associate at the Foundation J. Paul Getty Trust

Linguistics

Program Officer The Asia Foundation

Linguistics

Analyst, Trade Operations Gilead Sciences

East Asian Languages and Cultures

President and Pain Physician Ventura Pain and Spine Physicians

African and African American Studies

English Teacher St. Ignatius College Preparatory

East Asian Languages and Cultures

CEO and Co-Founder ABC Coffee Club (Japanese coffee distributor)

Linguistics

President and Founder Leyenzal - A Yiddish Literacy Project

History

Chief of Staff U.S. House of Representatives

African and African American Studies

Associate Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

African and African American Studies

Managing Attorney, Economic Advancement Program Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto

Division of Literatures, Cultures, and Languages

Vice President of Corporate Communications Occidental Entertainment Group Holdings

History

Co-Founder Coupa Cafe Corporation

Music

Founder and CEO Alopex Advisors, LLC

Religious Studies

Educational Videogame Designer Fourth Dimension Games

Classics

2nd-Grade Teacher Lomie G. Heard Elementary School

Art and Art History

Senior Director of Operations Thread, Inc. (education nonprofit)

Division of Literatures, Cultures, and Languages

Law Clerk United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

East Asian Languages and Cultures

Senior Assistant Director (Energy) Ministry of Trade and Industry, Singapore

Division of Literatures, Cultures, and Languages

4th-Grade Dual Immersion Teacher San Francisco Unified School District

African and African American Studies

Director, Policy Development Prudential Financial

Art and Art History

Associate Director of Leadership Giving Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University

Theater and Performance Studies

Doctoral Candidate in Educational Research University of Cambridge

English

Development Director Outward Bound California

Art and Art History

Psychiatrist Pasadena Psychiatry

Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity

Product Marketing Manager YouTube

Religious Studies

Rabbi and Founder Mishkan Chicago

History

Assistant Professor of History Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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Explore careers that humanities majors from Stanford have pursued since 2001. Our students are not only leaders but also thoughtful, engaged citizens whose work has purpose and meaning, for themselves and for the world.