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Branner Exterior. Credit: Residential and Dining Enterprises


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In Branner, we work to foster a caring community of engaged citizens who explore personal growth, intellectual pursuits and public service with inspiration, innovation and passion. Branner staff work to support the academic success and intellectual growth of all students while building and sustaining a healthy community.

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Neighborhood Location

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Neighborhood F (2021-22): Gerhard Casper Quad, Branner, Pi Beta Phi, Phi Kappa Psi, Grove, Kairos, and apartments in Mirrielees and EVGR-A

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Neighborhood N (2022-23 and beyond): Crothers, Toyon, 620 Mayfield, 650 Mayfield, Durand, Hammarskjöld, Kappa Sigma, Pluto, Robert Moore North (Well House), Roth, and apartments in Mirrielees and EVGR-A

Resident Fellows 2021-22

Photograph of the Branner Resident Fellow family.

Tom Schnaubelt and Mary Esther Schnaubelt serve as the Resident Fellows for Branner Hall.

Tom is the Executive Director of the Haas Center for Public Service at Stanford University. Tom studied physics as an undergraduate, earned a Master's and PhD in Education, and has worked and taught in universities in Wisconsin, Michigan, Mississippi, and now California. He grew up on a farm in Wisconsin and loves to ski, tinker with vintage Volkswagens, brew beer, and play the guitar (he’s recently started to play the banjo).

Mary Esther studied philosophy, earning an undergraduate and Master's degree. Her father was in the Air Force, which means she’s lived in lots of different places: England, Hawaii, Texas, Colorado, Mississippi, Wisconsin and California. She has experience teaching philosophy at the college level in Colorado, but in recent years her efforts have focused on improving educational equity and public health--particularly for youth. Mary Esther most recently served as the Youth Program Coordinator at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Palo Alto.  Mary Esther enjoys reading, hiking, playing at the beach and camping. 

Tom and Mary Esther have a daughter, Elizabeth, who is currently a student at Macalester College in Saint Paul, Minnesota.  Beyond family, having a vibrant community life is among the Schnaubelts' most important priorities.

Resident Fellows 2022-23 and beyond

Photo of Junipero Resident Fellows.

Addie is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Neurology & Neurological Sciences, focusing her research and clinical care on the diagnosis and management of headaches. Originally from the Pacific Northwest, Addie moved to the East coast to attend Brown University as an undergraduate, where she majored in Neuroscience, followed by New York University for medical school. She returned to the West coast to join the Stanford community for her residency in Neurology and fellowship in Headache and Facial Pain.

Danny was born and raised in Southern California. He earned his BS from Stanford in Management Science & Engineering, and his MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. He now works at Meta, driving strategy initiatives that connect the world and give people the power to build community.

Their hobbies include baking, hiking, puzzle-hunting (a passion Danny picked up while a Stanford undergraduate) and exploring local attractions.

Stanford has provided formative experiences for both Danny and Addie, and they’re excited to share countless more with the residents of Branner!

Branner common space. Credit: Residential and Dining Enterprises
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For more information about Branner Hall visit the Residential & Dining Enterprises website