Elizabeth Chang

I learned early that service takes more than good intentions; it requires the same problem solving and innovation upon which all successful businesses rely. Understanding this, I spearheaded Stanford Consulting’s Nonprofit Initiative to bring college students together with local nonprofits to tackle an array of strategic questions and maximize social impact. AWIB has encouraged me to continue building bridges between these two apparently distinct sectors and to develop a sense of public service and corporate responsibility in tomorrow's leaders. Thanks AWIB for supporting this goal."
– Elizabeth Chang, Class of 2011

Elizabeth Chang is from California and attends Stanford University, majoring in Economics with a minor in Chemistry. As the Chief Executive Officer of Stanford Consulting, a not-for-profit student run organization, Elizabeth leads a 14-member executive board and manages six project teams that develop strategies for companies, ranging from Fortune 500s to start-ups. Her strong desire to assist nonprofits led Elizabeth to found the Stanford Consulting Non-Profit Initiative (SCNI) to develop management and marketing strategies specific to non-profit organizations. Elizabeth spearheaded the initiative’s first full-time case, working with a national non-profit organization to explore opportunities in special education.
Elizabeth has also conducted extensive research in the sciences. Her research includes embryonic stem cell research and cell signaling research for Stanford University Medical School’s Department of Surgery. Additionally, as a Course Officer for Stanford Student Biodesign, Elizabeth has administered weekly course lectures on biodesign, interacting with over fifty students who were enrolled in the course.
Her experiences also include volunteering at Amigos de Las Americas where she helped implement the creation of a substance-free recreation center at a school in Costa Rica and working at the Pacific Free Clinic in California where she assisted underserved patients in accessing local medical services.
Elizabeth is a recipient of the Stanford University President’s Award and received an undergraduate research grant from Stanford’s Office of the Vice Provost.  Elizabeth was also chosen for the JP Morgan Honors Program.




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