Christian Sanchez, open book in hand, smiles in a brightly-lit library.

Community & Culture

Meet Christian Sanchez


The father of five overcame obstacles including drug overdoses and a life-threatening car crash to get to Stanford. In June, he’ll graduate with a bachelor’s degree.

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Cardinal Nights presents

Stanford’s program for substance-free socializing celebrated more than a dozen years this spring, with expanded offerings including late-night events and venues on and off campus. On average, more than 800 students attend Cardinal Nights events each month. “We’ve continued to look for opportunities that bring students joy, belonging, and a chance for them to get to know the Bay Area,” says Snehal Naik, senior director of student engagement. “We want students to embrace the social opportunities and traditions that help create lifelong friendships.”