Emily Polk

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Student Spotlight: November 2017

PWR Student Spotlight: Becca Nelson

There may not be another student on campus who loves ants more than sophomore Becca Nelson. Her love affair with the tiny, powerful creatures began as a small child and is sustained in part by her current ecology research on ants and oak trees. Becca’s ability to communicate her fascination with and knowledge of ants is just one of the skills she has honed in her PWR class.       

Writing Specialist Confidential: Emily Polk, School of Earth, Energy, and Environmental Scientists Writing Specialist


The Stanford Writing Specialist program locates lecturers from the Program in Writing and Rhetoric (PWR) in a range of departments and programs to support undergraduate writing and the teaching of writing across all four years of study. Funded by the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education, the Writing Specialist program grew out of the 2012 SUES Committee’s recommendation that experienced writing instructors should serve as “formal writing consultants” in departments and programs across the university.