Stanford IT Community Welcomes the 11th Cohort of Year Up Interns

Tuyen Luong
Tuyen Luong

“I am very excited to have the opportunity to be interning at Stanford University IT! I am constantly learning new skills while applying the skills that I've learned toward event planning and project coordination. I want to give a huge shout-out to my Organizational Effectiveness team in the Office of the CIO for providing me with opportunities to maximize my internship experience. Their constant support gives me a sense of belonging in this new field. I am very excited to see where this new journey will take me!”

Internship Track: Project Management
Stanford Internship Position: Project Management Intern, UIT Office of the CIO

Carlos Alvarado
Carlos Alvarado

“Being here at Stanford these last few weeks has been a fantastic experience. I am currently a part of the Digital Solutions team at the GSB. I have been learning a lot of new skills and meeting some amazing people. I'm very excited to keep growing with Stanford and expanding my knowledge in information technology. GO CARDINALS!!”

Internship Track: IT Help Desk/Desktop Support
Stanford Internship Position: Desktop Support Intern, Graduate School of Business

The Stanford IT community is delighted to extend a warm welcome to the 11th group of interns who have joined us for the Year Up Internship Program! Year Up ensures that young adults of diverse backgrounds acquire the necessary skills and experiences to unlock their potential and pursue success through careers and higher education. This year holds special importance as it introduces the largest cohort to date, consisting of 27 talented new interns.

Year Up is a nationwide initiative dedicated to bridging the opportunity gap. Through a six-month journey, students engage in comprehensive learning and training in career fields including IT help desk, desktop support, data analytics, app development, and project management. 

Following their track completion, interns increase their likelihood of securing roles in various organizations, including prestigious placements such as Stanford. Our partnership with Year Up grants an additional six-month period for interns to develop practical skills in the workforce.

Year Up Internship Program

The Year Up Internship Program is generously supported by teams and leaders across Stanford. The sponsoring Stanford organizations for this cohort are: 

  • Graduate School of Business
  • Land, Buildings & Real Estate
  • Residential and Dining Enterprises
  • SLAC
  • Stanford Health Care
  • Stanford University Libraries
  • University IT
  • Vice Provost for Student Affairs
  • Vice Provost for Technology and Learning

2023-2024 Year Up Interns

  • Carlos Alvarado, Graduate School of Business 
  • Tuyen Luong, University IT 
  • Hugo Zuniga, University IT
  • Pedro Huerta-Villegas, University IT
  • Meron Mekuria, University IT
  • Stephanie Simmons, University IT
  • David Garibo-Avila, University IT
  • Itzel Paramo, University IT 
  • Shawn Lorenzo, University IT
  • Emanuel Pena, Land, Buildings & Real Estate
  • Alondra Mendez, Land, Buildings & Real Estate
  • Abigail Lopez Ceballos, Land, Buildings & Real Estate
  • Jermiah Tatakamotonga, Residential & Dining Enterprises
  • Harold Tri Cao, Residential & Dining Enterprises
  • Kailah Vanta-Nakanishi, Stanford Health Care
  • Donnell Robinson, Stanford Health Care
  • Arin Vu, Stanford Health Care
  • Priscilla Garcia, Stanford Health Care
  • Chloe Delpasen, Stanford Health Care
  • Ahdawnis Watts, Stanford Health Care
  • Chrizna Jane Milanes, SLAC
  • Jude Pagpaguitan, SLAC
  • Wael Alghaim, SLAC
  • Jasmine Golparast, SLAC
  • Giselle Tautua'a, Stanford University Libraries
  • Giovanni Gomez, Vice Provost for Student Affairs
  • Lisandro Alvizar, Vice Provost for Technology and Learning

Learn More

Year Up is an integral part of the CIO Council strategic initiative, IDEAL IT, which ensures we help build a diverse, inclusive space for the future. Visit the Year Up Internship Program page to learn more. For more information on the Year Up organization, visit

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