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Public Service Honors Society
Leadership program

Public Service Honor Society

Multi-quarter part-time
Arts & Media, 
Education & Youth Development, 
Environmental Sustainability, 
Human Rights, 
Law, Policy & Justice, 
Socio-Economic Prosperity

The Public Service Honor Society recognizes and celebrates seniors who have demonstrated a commitment to public service in their academic and co-curricular experiences.

Qualifying seniors will have:

  • Contributed to campus, local, state, national, or global communities through one or more public service pathways;
  • Embodied the Haas Center’s Principles of Ethical and Effective Service in their interactions with community partners; and
  • Cultivated the knowledge, skills, values, and self- and community-awareness necessary to be effective civic leaders.

Program Commitments

Students inducted into the honor society commit to:

  • Attending at least one Public Service Honor Society event and one Cardinal Careers event during senior year
  • Sharing their public service experiences with younger students
  • Remaining civically engaged during senior year and after graduation

Application and Acceptance

To apply for the Public Service Honor Society, please complete your Public Service Portfolio by Friday, April 16.

The application includes short reflection essays and contact information for two references. A committee of Haas Center staff will review applications and select students for the Public Service Honor Society.

Class of 2021 Public Service Honor Society (PSHS) Members

  • Public Service Honor Society 2021
    Karim Aloul, '21' (Bioengineering): The Phoenix Scholars, High School Support Initiative, Cardinal Free Clinics
  • Ayoade Balogun, '21 (African and African American Studies, Environmental Systems Engineering): Director of Strategy for Students for a Sustainable Stanford, ASSU Co-Director of Environmental Justice and Sustainability, Issue Area Coordinator for Environmental Sustainability
  • Jasmin Dalsgaard, '21 (Economics): King International Development Association (KIDA) Co-President, Stanford Christian Students Member, Resident Assistant (Branner Hall)
  • Carissa Livan Ding, '21 (Environmental Systems Engineering): Cardinal Quarter, Co-Director of Stanford Global Development Association Human Rights Team, Emerson Fellowship
  • Faith Harron, '21 (Mechanical Engineering, Slavic Languages and Literatures): Adopt a Science Olympiad Team, Stanford Society of Women Engineers, Golden Gate Science Olympiad
  • Mary Rose Hawkins, '21 (Human Biology; Art History minor): Ravenswood Reads Tutor and Fellow, The Bridge Peer Counselor, Education Partnerships Summer Fellow
  • Antonia Hellman, '21 (Political Science, Economics; Management Science and Engineering Coterm): Chair of Stanford in Government, Co-Founder & Co-Director of StanfordVotes, Finance Intern, Gareth Rhodes for Congress
  • Minha Khan, '21 (Sociology): Frosh Service Liaison, Stanford Global Development Association, South Asian Winter Camp
  • Nik Marda, '21 (Political Science, Computer Science Coterm): Biden-Harris Transition Team, National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence Fellow, Civic Digital Fellow for the National Institutes of Health
  • Dumisile Mphamba, '21 (Human Biology): Cardinal Free Clinics, Research Assistantship in the Sarnquist Lab through the Global Child Health Program, HELP4Kids
  • Shayna Naranjo, '21 (Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity): Alternative Spring Break, Stanford American Indian Organization, All Pueblo Council of Governors Youth Committee
  • Therese Santiago, '21 (English, Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity): Associate Director of Alternative Spring Break, Workers' Rights Intern at the Filipino Community Center, Co-chair of the Pilipino American Student Union
Ruhi Kanwar, ’21

"Today, I see a way to bring a louder voice and larger networks to reproductive health justice; to fold community-based reform into broader efforts; and to empower and connect individuals with similar passions to ripple change outward."

Ruhi Kanwar, ’21, studied biology with a minor in female, gender, and sexuality studies. While at Stanford, she served as the president of the Stanford Pre-Medical Association, a Cardinal Service dorm ambassador, a co-founder for Stanford Alzheimer's Alliance, and a campus sexual assault activist. She was also involved in oncological research at Stanford Medicine and spent time on the women's club lacrosse team and a dance team. Ruhi will be pursuing medicine and policy at Harvard Medical School. Ruhi is originally from Edison, New Jersey.

Ruhi Kanwar, ’21

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