Over the past 18 months, the world has changed. And so has the way we work.
Some of our colleagues are coming back to campus after many months away while others are continuing to work from home, juggling work with pets and children. Then there are those who never left, working to keep the campus running. Submitted by our colleagues working in a variety of work arrangements, the following photos give a snapshot of our current work life. A picture may be worth 1,000 words, and we have thousands of stories to tell! Submit your photos to Sarah Groves in University HR through Slack (@Sarah Groves).
Occupational Health Center staff (L-R) Nancy Molina-Ortega (Medical Assistant), Maria Martinez (Medical Assistant) and Clare McNamara (OHC Clinician). Clare says, “Enjoying the day with my co-workers on-site gives me a strong feeling of camaraderie. I am happy to be readily accessible to serve Stanford employees who need the Occupational Health Center."
Our daring essential colleagues from Land, Buildings & Real Estates (LBRE) were on campus throughout the pandemic taking care of our beautiful university. No need for alarm - that fire was a drill!
Caitlin Azhderian (Portfolio Manager in the WorkLife Office) working remotely from her Bay Area home with her favorite office buddy.
LBRE staff (L-R) Jessica von Borck (Director of Land Use Planning) and Julie Cain (Planner) connect in person in their space at Stanford Redwood City.
Sandip Darji (Assistant Vice President for Improvement, Analytics and Innovation Services) works from his home office in the Bay Area with some help from The Force. Sandip’s slack profile photo is shown on the left.
The crews from the Energy Operations team in LBRE make it happen -- wherever they are needed -- in and around Stanford's facilities.
Our amazing essential colleagues from Residential & Dining Enterprises (R&DE) have been on-site during most of the pandemic to make sure the university was running smoothly in a difficult and unusual time. Clockwise from top left: Nic Foley and Larry Wyche; Joceyln Veloz; Kenny Knight; Aniceto Verdi Figueroa.
Employees from University Human Resources, guest starring Zorro the dog, gather for a hybrid team meeting over Zoom.
Many Environmental Health & Safety (EH&S) staff have been on campus during much of the pandemic, including (L-R) Sharleen Chan (Industrial Hygienist), Jeron Jacobson (Healthy Buildings Program Manager), Victor Fiszer (Industrial Hygiene and Safety Specialist) and Yong Kim (Assistant Director, Occupational Safety & Health Program). David White (Industrial Hygienist) was not able to join the photo but has also been an integral member of the team. Victor says, "I am very proud to be part of the exceptional team at EH&S that continuously supported the Stanford community during the pandemic."
Scott Calvert (Senior Associate Dean for Administration at the School of Engineering) is back in the office for good. “My work from home set-up was terrible. We don't have a home office space, so I was spread all over my dining room table for 16 months. Getting back to my cube was a happy day. I am really looking forward to seeing more of my colleagues return to campus in the fall.”
Employees from University Human Resources taking part in the unit’s pilot program enjoy connecting with their colleagues on campus this summer.
Clara O’Keeffe (Digital Accessibility Consulting Engineer) works from home in Springfield, Virginia. “I joined Stanford as a remote worker during the pandemic and it’s been a great experience. Even though being remote hasn’t hampered our work, I am really looking forward to periodic visits to campus in the future so we can connect in person.”
Francesca Sardina (Web Migration Specialist) was hired during the pandemic and shares her home work office with her cat Kona, who makes himself comfortable while she works. Francesca (pictured in the green shirt), lives in the Bay Area and was able to go on campus during one of the on-site pilots to meet her team in person for the first time.