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Florence Moore East: Alondra, Cardenal, and Faisan

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Florence Moore, 576 Alvarado, 675 Lomita, 680 Lomita, Muwekma, Story, and apartments in Mirrielees and EVGR-A


Centrally located on Mayfield Avenue, two minutes from Tresidder and five from the Quad, East Florence Moore Hall consists of three houses—one all-freshman (Alondra) and two four-class (Cardenal and Faisan)—with about 65 residents each, connected by raised catwalks and a dining hall.

Being a good staff member in the close community of East Flo requires empathy, energy, and lots of "flove." While SLE alums often come back to staff, the East Flo staff as a whole has a mix of academic and residential backgrounds, just like our upperclassmen.

With so many residents both living and learning together, life here can be rich -- sometimes intense -- with lots of opportunities to form tight bonds. Great staff remain tuned-in, emotionally open, and invested without getting embroiled themselves. East Flo offers the unique challenge and opportunity of working both locally (with individual house staff and sixty residents), and East Flo-wide (with East Flo staff ~ 17 and 100+ person events).

The interactions among staff groups, large and small, are highly collaborative and open: all staff members, regardless of official position, are invited to bring their passions, perspectives, and talents to bear in providing excellent experiences for their residents.

Resident Fellows

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We have been Resident Fellows for over 15 years and are happy to call East Flo Mo our home. One of the best things about East Flo is the dynamic mix of House-specific culture/programming with plenty of East Flo-wide events. Residents get the benefits of both the small house and the dorm complex.

As for us, Susan Watkins is originally from upstate New York. After earning her degree in Industrial Engineering from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, she worked for Federal Express on the East Coast, in Los Angeles and in the Bay area. After FedEx, she worked for Webvan (a grocery delivery startup which has the dubious distinction of being one of the Internet’s most colossal business failures).

Susan now works as the Director of Operations at the Career Management Center at the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

Greg Watkins grew up in Idaho and was once a FloMo student himself, graduating from Stanford with a BA in a self-designed major called Social Theory. He then went to UCLA for an MFA in Film Production and continues to be involved in various film projects. Greg also has a joint PhD in Religious Studies and Humanities from Stanford.

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Structured Liberal Education (SLE)

SLE focuses on great works of philosophy, religion, literature, art and painting, and film drawn largely, but not exclusively, from the Western tradition.

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