Our House Leaders
Meet the Explore Energy 2023-2024 House Leaders
They bring passion for energy and connection to the House, and are excited to create an extraordinary living experience for residents.
Langston is a junior in Urban Studies and a coterminal Master’s student in Public Policy. As a young man of color from Oakland, California –– an urban environment with a discriminatory history of energy and pollution –– equitable, clean energy policy that supports marginalized communities is extremely important to him. Langston has engaged with energy policy through graduate- and undergraduate-level coursework, and during an internship with the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services. Langston enjoys riding and repairing vintage bicycles, playing soccer, solving the crossword, rock climbing, and taking, developing, and printing film photographs.
Steven is a sophomore majoring in Chemical Engineering. Steven's academic focus evolves around electrochemistry and batteries, working to improve current lithium-ion technology and implement new chemistries in markets ranging from consumer electronics to grid-scale long duration energy storage. Steven is interested in climate policy and electricity markets to incentivize consumer adoption of less polluting technology. Steven hopes to tackle climate change with his technical expertise and analysis of consumer behavior, aiming to scale new battery technologies.
Varun is a junior from Bangalore, India and San Diego, CA studying Earth Systems. He’s interested in ecology and human-environment interactions, especially how nature-based approaches to sustainability can benefit both humans and local ecosystems. On campus, Varun is part of Students for a Sustainable Stanford and teaches Public Speaking. Outside of academics, he likes to play Magic: the Gathering, make music, and get outside for hikes.