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ACE Advisory Board

Meet the current ACE Advisory Board, consisting of eleven Duke and Stanford faculty and staff members. Committed to the sustainability and growth of ACE, the Advisory Board is currently working towards developing core program values to guide program decisions as ACE continues to evolve.

Who We Are

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Kristen Azevedo

School: Stanford University
Title: Director, Student-Athlete Leadership & Development
Most likely to apply to: ACE in South Africa. I would love learn more about how apartheid’s impact is still felt throughout the country.


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Kelly Beck-Sordi

School: Stanford University
Title: Associate Director for Cardinal Commitment, Haas Center for Public Service
Most likely to apply to: ACE in South Africa. I think we have so much to learn from the experience of the South Africans as we go through challenging times in our own country.


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Beth Goode

School: Stanford University
Title: Sr. Associate Athletics Director/SWAY
Most likely to apply to: ACE in South Africa. As someone personally interested in social justice issues, the history of South Africa is particularly interesting to me.


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Nina King

School: Duke University
Title: Deputy Director of Athletics/Administration, Legal Affairs and Chief of Staff
Most likely to apply to: ACE in India. It’s nearly impossible to choose just one, they all offer such interesting, unique experiences in incredibly diverse locations. But if I’m going with one – India, to work with locals on health issues, outreach, and education.


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Jeff Koseff

School: Stanford University
Title: William Alden and Martha Campbell Professor of Engineering, Faculty Athletic Representative (FAR)
Most likely to apply to: ACE in India. I have never been there and the country has always intrigued me. Plus, I would love to watch a cricket game there!

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Austin Lee

School: Stanford University
Title: Assistant Athletics Director, Student-Athlete Advising & Development
Most likely to apply to: ACE in South Africa. The colonial history, aftermath of apartheid and deep roots in sporting culture would be fascinating to learn more about in person.


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Elaine Madison

School: Duke University
Title: Associate Director of Programs, Strategy and Assessment, DukeEngage
Most likely to apply to: ACE in Vietnam


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Jon McConnell

School: Stanford University
Title: Senior Program Director, Cardinal Quarter
Most likely to apply to: ACE in China. I’d pick that program since I have not been to that region in China before.


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Eric Mlyn

School: Duke University
Title: Assistant Vice Provost for Civic Engagement, Peter Lange Executive Director of DukeEngage
Most likely to apply to: ACE in China. I have never been to China before – the country is so important to the world.


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Martha Putallaz

School: Duke University
Title: Professor, Faculty Athletics Representative (FAR)
Most likely to apply to: ACE in Vietnam. I watched Parker Goyer (a former Duke student-athlete) develop this program from scratch.


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Ramón Saldívar

School: Stanford University
Title: Hoagland Family Professor of Humanities & Sciences, Burke Family Director of Bing Overseas Studies Program (BOSP)
Most likely to apply to: All! Each of these sites are excellent!


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Jacki Silar

School: Duke University
Title: Senior Associate Director of Athletics
Most likely to apply to: ACE in Vietnam. I like the opportunity to teach in the classroom as well as coach a sport, while working with local university students from  Vietnam.


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Former Board Members

Meet some of our former board members:

Pat Jones

Board Member, 2015-2017
School: Stanford University
Title: Dr. Nancy Chang Professor of Biology; Director, Stanford Immunology; Faculty Athletics Representative (FAR)