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Cardinal Commitment
Student service organization

Stanford Social Entrepreneurial Students Association (SENSA)

Multi-quarter part-time
Education & Youth Development, 
Technology & Engineering, 
Environmental Sustainability, 

The Stanford Social Entrepreneurial Students Association (SENSA) is Stanford’s premier social entrepreneur student organization. SENSA develops the social entrepreneurship ecosystem at Stanford through our seven teams: our Very Impactful People (URBST 131) team runs a weekly speaker series that brings that best and brightest social entrepreneurs to a class of over 120 students; our SENSA Labs (ECON 24) team runs our incubator for social enterprises; our Fellowships teams connects students to internship positions in social enterprises; our Learning team provides intimate events and workshops for specific areas of social entrepreneurship; our Consulting team allows students to get involved in enacting social change in industry, while our Marketing and Operations team make sure everything works smoothly and is promoted effectively.

Service required by group to fulfill a Cardinal Commitment: To complete a Commitment, students must actively participate for 3 quarters or more.

Cardinal Commitment Mentor: Gopal Raman & Sushil Upadhyayula

Kathryn Rydberg

"Opportunities for learning and growth provide an incentive for people to continue their involvement with the organization⁠—and that means that the organization can continue doing important work."

Kathryn Morgan Rydberg, '19, has a BA in American Studies and a minor in political science. Throughout her undergraduate career, Kathryn was actively involved in the Stanford Social Entrepreneurial Students Association (SENSA) and became president and the Cardinal Commitment mentor of the organization. As a senior, she was a member of the Public Service Honors Society and the Pi Sigma Alpha Political Science Honors Society. She also served as marshal for Kappa Kappa Gamma and participated in the Stanford Marketing Group.

Kathryn Rydberg, '19

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