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Wilbur Hall aerial view. Credit: Residential and Dining Enterprises

Wilbur: Soto

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Soto is located on the east side of campus, in the community of houses known together as Wilbur Hall. Many in-dorm activities and “off-the-farm” events are planned throughout the year for both intellectual and recreational purposes.

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Neighborhood T: Wilbur West, 610 Mayfield, Kappa Kappa Gamma, Enchanted Broccoli Forest, Jerry, Narnia, and apartments in Mirrielees and EVGR-A

Resident Fellows 2021-22

Photograph of Soto Resident Fellow family.

Karen Hirsch is a neurocritical care physician who divides her time between clinical care in the Neuro-Intensive Care Unit, research on cardiac arrest and severe traumatic brain injury, and administration. Growing up with professors for parents, being a part of an academic ecosystem has long been a key component of her identity. Karen and Tony met as undergraduates at Johns Hopkins University. They were both college athletes (soccer and water polo) and Karen majored in Neuroscience and Mathematics. After attending medical school at Stanford, Karen trained in Neurology at Johns Hopkins and Neurocritical Care at UCSF. She joined the faculty at Stanford in Neurology and Neurosurgery in 2012. Karen views the innovative collaborative spirit of Stanford as one of the greatest benefits of working here. In addition to her academic work, she enjoys raising her two children, taking advantage of the California climate by being active outdoors, and supporting Stanford clubs and sports. 

Tony Forte, a Bay Area native, has a background in finance and works in clean tech. He has spent time on both coasts, first in Baltimore as an undergraduate at Johns Hopkins where he majored in economics, and then in New York working as an investment banker.  He eventually returned to California and completed an MBA from the University of Southern California. He has been back in the Bay Area since 2010, holding a variety of positions at clean technology companies focused on solar and battery storage projects. While not working on transitioning the world to sustainable energy, he enjoys spending time with Karen and their two kids, traveling and eating in new places, being in the mountains, cooking and a good bowl of ramen. 

As RFs, we enjoy working together with staff and residents to build a shared inclusive community. College is a time to grow and learn, and our goal is to foster an environment that supports that process. 

Resident Fellow 2022-23 and beyond

Photograph of Soto Resident Fellow.

Jennifer Randall Crosby, Ph.D., has been the Psych One Coordinator at Stanford since 2017. In that capacity, she works with an amazing group of faculty members to design and deliver Stanford's introductory psychology course and also recruits, trains, and mentors Psych One's wonderful graduate and undergraduate Teaching Fellows. Jennifer loves sharing her passion for psychology with introductory students and her commitment to inclusive and effective teaching with Teaching Fellows. Prior to joining Psych One, Jennifer was the Director of Faculty and Lecturer Programs at Stanford's Center for Teaching and Learning, and previously was a faculty member at Williams College and Agnes Scott College.

Jennifer is a proud double Stanford alumna, earning her BA and PhD here. As an undergraduate, Jennifer was an RA in West Lag and worked at Bing Nursery School and the Disability Resource Center (the precursor to OAE). Jennifer is thrilled to be the RF in Soto, where she was a frosh many moons ago. She looks forward to working with the Soto staff to create a community where people feel known and welcomed for their full selves, able to share their identities and values as well as their challenges and concerns.

Jennifer has three grown-ish sons who share her love of good food and bad puns. When not describing cool psychology findings, she can be found running with Kaylee the wonder dog, reading, hiking, or enjoying theater.

Exterior photograph of Soto.
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For more information about Wilbur West residences visit the Residential & Dining Enterprises website