Larkin is the longest-serving all-frosh house situated close to the center of campus. Larkinites are a committed community who continue to support each other, Stanford, and societies across the globe. Perhaps you will see them in your travels, recognized by the house’s signature scarf.
Current Larkinites show up en masse to Stanford events and any activity that provides shared experiences that build life-long friendships. Larkinites also bond during Learning Expeditions such as "Diving into Marine Ecology" (explorations of the Hopkins Marine Station and Monterey Bay) and around the fondue pot during regular "Fondue Fridays."
You'll find Larkinites in North Lounge during RF-hosted viewing parties of athletic events and political debates, and you'll find dozens more in West Lounge enjoying a refurbished 1963 Brunswick Gold Crown billiards table. Larkin pride is exhibited everywhere -- from student photos in West Lounge to a student-produced mural in Larkin North stairwell. Though there are two wings, there is one Larkin, one Love, one Larkin Love.
Patti Hanlon-Baker and Geoff Baker bring decades of teaching at the postsecondary level to their work as RFs. They met in graduate school, where both were teaching, when Patti was assigned to be Geoff's colleague mentor. They've taught at universities in New Haven, New York City, and Reno.
Patti is the Director of Frosh 101, and Geoff consults through a national education nonprofit. Patti’s scholarly interests include feminist rhetoric and composition pedagogy. Geoff's interests include identity acquisition theories and professional development as well as biological and environmental studies. Their children, Brighid and Declan, have grown up around first-year students and Larkin staff, so they appreciate what can be learned during such an important formative experience.