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About Us


A Stanford community that fosters inclusion by promoting a safe, fun, and responsible social living and learning environment, taking into account the diverse population of students and varying levels of student development.


To reduce high-risk alcohol and other drug usage and their related harms among Stanford students by enriching the social experience and providing collaborative, cutting-edge, empirically-proven educational strategies and programs.


  1. Enhance alcohol and drug education and risk reduction efforts across campus
  2. Consult and advise campus partners regarding policy issues
  3. Create ongoing social outlets for students that deemphasize substance use
  4. Shift campus culture away from binge drinking
  5. Collect data to assess trends and evaluate needs on an ongoing basis


OAPE is a unit that reports to the Associate Vice Provost for Health and Well-Being and Executive Director, Vaden Health Center.

Where We Are:

Rogers House

Rogers House

581 Capistrano Way

Stanford, CA 94305

Phone: 650.725.5947

Fax: 650.725.8908

Who We Are:

Ralph Castro

Ralph J. Castro

Associate Dean of Students & Director



Education, Outreach and Trainings

Natalie Thomas

Natalie Thomas

Assistant Dean of Students & Education and Outreach Manager



Vy Hoang

Vy Hoang

Alcohol and Drug Targeted Populations Health Educator




5-SURE and Party Planning

Joe Kaczorowski

Joe Kaczorowski

Assistant Director & Program Supervisor



Cardinal Nights

Trista Shideler

Trista Shideler

 Assistant Director & Director, Cardinal Nights



Delaynie Koenig

Delaynie Baldwin

Substance Free Community Engagement Advisor