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ESP Biography



MELISSA SANTOS, Stanford sophomore studying psychology & education




Major: Psychology

College/Employer: Stanford

Year of Graduation: 2021

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

Melissa is a sophomore from Los Angeles who loves psychology, writing, and teaching. When she isn't hanging out with friends in her dorm, she's probably biking to hunt down a cute cafe, or hopping on the Caltrain to explore the Bay Area. Feel free to ask her about her college life, including her experiences writing for the student paper, working part-time at Jamba Juice, hopping between a bajillion different majors, and navigating Stanford as a FLI student.



Past Classes

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S7256: The Ethics of Ethology: Animal Experimentation in Splash Spring 2019 (May. 04 - 05, 2019)
Which animals get to roam free in the wild, and which ones end up in our homes and on our dinner tables? A lot of talk in recent years has centered on the ethics of zoos, going vegan/vegetarian, and what "animal rights" are and who gets to decide. In this class, we'll focus on one question in specific: which animals end up in our research labs? Should we be okay with carrying out experiments that harm animals, but benefit us humans? This class gives a brief introduction to the ethical debate surrounding animal experimentation in science. Join me for a brief lecture and a discussion/activity where we dive into perspectives from both sides of the issue!


L7257: That's the Tea! The History & Science of Tea in Splash Spring 2019 (May. 04 - 05, 2019)
Join me for a class about all things tea! We'll learn some history about the tea trade, tea ceremonies and practices across cultures, and the science of the tea making process! And, of course, no class on tea would be complete without drinking some ACTUAL tea, so we will also taste-test a small sampling of teas.