Current Leaders (2018-2019)

Vance Farrant


My name is Vance, and I come from the island of O’ahu, Hawai’i.  I’m in the Class of 2021 and plan to major in Earth Systems, Sustainable Food and Agriculture track.  My favorite hobbies are gardening and hiking, which is a big part of why I was so excited to be part of the founding Stanford Farmers group and serve as co-president.  Besides outdoor activities, I’m fluent in Hawaiian language, and I’m very passionate and involved with projects related to language and cultural revitalization


Olivia Ames

Workshop Committee Co-Chair

Hi! My name is Olivia Ames and I am a sophomore. I’m planning on majoring in political science with interests in comparative politics and environmental policy. I’m really passionate about the disproportionate impacts of climate change on marginalized communities, climate injustices across the globe, and how to utilize grassroots mobilization to solve some of these issues. I got involved in Stanford Farmers because I’m really interested in local sustainable agriculture and how we can make it make accessible for the public. I also play classical trombone, bike long distances, and started an ice cream sandwich company last summer.

Alex Maben


Hello! I am a senior majoring in biology with interests in agriculture, youth education, and medicine. Through urban farm internships, curriculum development projects, and mentorship roles, I have found ways to integrate my passions and expose others to the wonders of nature & plant biology. Getting involved with the Stanford Farmers as a Webmaster (& field volunteer) is a cool way for me to continue working with agriculture throughout the school year. In my free time, I enjoy hiking (both nature & urban-based), cooking, biking, gardening, and reading.

Kira Jan

Outreach Committee Chair

Janna Huang

Financial Officer

Tiger Zhou

Events Committee Chair


Stanford Leadership Alumni

Riya Mehta

Riya is a Earth Systems major graduate. She is passionate about global food security and sustainable development. She took Patrick’s sustainable agriculture class during her sophomore year, and she’s been volunteering at the Farm ever since. During her time at Stanford, when not at the Farm, Riya was probably advising students in the Earth Systems office, working on her thesis, or cooking delicious food in her cooperative living house!