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Member · Palo Alto, CA

Myriam Yao ’19 graduated from Stanford University in 2019 with a B.A. in Political Science and concentrations in justice, law, and ethics and international relations. She has long felt driven to understand the ideas that shape how people view their relationships with each other and with their societies. Myriam currently works in community outreach at a San Jose-based nonprofit women's health clinic, which provides low- to no-cost reproductive health services, prenatal care, and optimal health education. As an undergraduate, she worked as a research assistant in the Stanford Political Psychology Research Group, as a course assistant in the Stanford Center for Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law, and as a housing rights intern at the Brooklyn Legal Services Corporation A. She has held fellowships from the Ayaan Hirsi Ali Foundation, Ideas Beyond Borders, and the Zephyr Institute.

Most life-altering primary text read during university: G.K. Chesterton, Orthodoxy

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