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Professional Staff

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Meet the professional staff of the Native American Cultural Center and how to connect with them. 

Karen Biestman

Karen Biestman (she/her) works to create more partnerships with Stanford's academic community, tribes and Native organizations, and Native alumni.  She shapes the NACC as an inspirational resource dedicated to academic excellence, and an inviting place to meet and celebrate the bounty of cultural assets collectively represented by this unique community.

  • Cherokee Ancestry
  • Associate Dean and Director

Denni Dianne Woodward

Denni Woodward (she/her) focuses on community building through educational and cultural programming, and communication including publicity, web based publications, recruitment and the Native American community newsletter.

  • Mescalero Apache
  • Assistant Dean and Associate Director

Greg Graves 

Greg Graves (he/him) is the Retention Coordinator and Graduate Student Recruiter for Stanford’s seven graduate and professional schools. Please see our Admissions page for more information.

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  • Assistant Dean and Associate Director