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Maria Kristina Guillen

Student Services Manager

Maria is the Student Services Manager for the Anthropology Department and an experienced Program Director/ Event Coordinator who has developed and managed programs that impact and serve the community by increasing availability and access to educational, cultural and social services. As a nonprofit professional, with experience working in museums and nonprofit institutions, her goal is to create environments in which people feel welcome and empowered to share their opinions to ultimately provide inspiration and information to their own communities. 

Before coming to the Anthropology Department, Maria worked as the Student Services Officer in the Stanford Archaeology Center. Before coming to Stanford, she worked as the Director of Programs and Impact at YWCA Berkeley/Oakland. 

In her free time she enjoys creating art (watercolor, acrylic, nail art, knitting, stamping and many more mediums!) listening to music and sharing a delicious meal. 

She received BA’s in Anthropology & Integrative Biology from UC Berkeley and, an MA in Museum Studies and MBA from John F. Kennedy University.