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Peer Advisors

Want to know what Creative Writing classes are like? Curious about undergraduate writing opportunities? Looking for a community of and for writers? The Peer Advisors are here to help! They will be happy to answer your questions about the Creative Writing Program in their drop-in hours.

Drop-in Hours
Email one of the Peer Advisors to set up an appointment: cklavon [at] (Chase Klavon) or mkannan [at] (Malavika Kannan) 

Malavika Kannan

Hi, I'm Malavika Kannan (she/her), a senior studying CSRE with a minor in Creative Writing. I am very grateful for the writing community at Stanford and have participated in opportunities including a Levinthal Tutorial and independent study. (Ask me about them!) I'm passionate about making writing accessible to people of all backgrounds, and during OH we can chat about applying for Stanford arts grants (I've successfully applied for Chappell-Lougee, IDA fellowship, and Major Grant), choosing classes and professors, and pursuing independent projects! Please also reach out with ideas for fun social activities. (So far we've thrown a slam poetry night, writer's salon with Rachel Khong, literary trivia night, and costume party!) 

Chase Klavon

Chase is a junior double majoring in English and American Studies with a minor in Psychology, while her English major emphasis is in Creative Writing. She is interested in abnormal psychology and breaking the stigma against mental illness. Outside of writing, she enjoys reading, meditating, playing basketball, indulging in Scrabble, watching Jeopardy, making cards, and going on walks. Please don’t hesitate to reach out about creative writing or anything else!