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LEAD Program Head

Diane Friedlaender

Pronouns: she/her


Education: Ph.D., Education, UCLA; B.A., Anthropology, UCSD

Research and Professional Interests: equity, justice, community and belonging issues in education, leadership for social and environmental change, education as a liberatory practice, integrative learning through the arts and embodied practice as a path to deeper understanding.

Personal Interests: poetry, art-making, nature, contemplative and embodied practices, meaningful relationships, community and belonging.

Courses Taught: LEAD 101: Leading at Stanford and Beyond: Skills for Changemaking and Community Building, LEAD 103/WELLNESS 123, Living on Purpose, LEAD 104/LIFE 104, Tools for Meaningful Communities, LIFE 101: Tools for a Meaningful Life