Core Administrative Team
Meet the CCC&AOP core administrative team.
Amani Starnes (she/her)
Amani is thrilled to be stepping into the role of graduate co-facilitator in the 2022-2023 CCC & AOP Certificate Program after participating last year as a student. Amani is a fifth-year PhD candidate in the Theater and Performance Studies department and holds an undergraduate degree from Yale University. At Stanford, her work focuses on contemporary Black feminist performance and adaptation. Before and during graduate school, she has worked as a professional actor, singer, producer, and educator committed to equitable representation in theater, film, and television. When not trapped in her home by research demands, she adores traveling (mostly for the food, but cultural exchange in general is good, too), dancing basically anywhere to anything, the great outdoors, dinner parties, a good show, jumpsuits, Topgolf, her cats Miles and Davis, and cooking anything that goes with cheese (so, everything).
Eamon Byrne (He/Him)
Eamon is a postdoctoral research fellow working with Professor Karl Deisseroth in the Bioengineering Department. His research focuses on understanding the molecular structures of proteins that are able to activate or silence the activity of neurons in response to light. These protein tools are used to study the activity of neuronal circuits, which underpin all functions of the brain. His previous research used a technique called x-ray crystallography to determine the molecular structure of a membrane protein that is involved in cell-to-cell signalling and is essential for tissue patterning in the developing embryo and is also implicated in cancer. Before leaving Australia to pursue his PhD at the University of Oxford, Eamon was part of the leadership team who set up Teachabout (now "Titjimbat Gija"), a not-for-profit organisation that facilitates educational school holiday programs for kids in remote communities. The populations of these communities consist almost entirely of Indigenous Australians. The Titjimbat Gija program is highly collaborative and consultative and seeks to build capacity by engaging closely with local community members.In his spare time, Eamon enjoys bouldering, baking bread, reading/watching sci-fi and playing the double bass.
Tatiana Zamora (she/her)
Tatiana is a 3rd-year doctoral student in the Developmental and Psychological Sciences program at Stanford's Graduate School of Education (GSE). Her research interests broadly include ethnic-racial identity development, socialization processes, and well-being for youth, especially for multiracial youth. She utilizes a strengths-based approach in her work. She received her BA in psychology from the University of San Diego and is a first-generation college student and McNair scholar.