Upcoming Events

Cap and Gown hosts several events throughout the year in order to foster community for women leaders across generations and cultivate relationships within and beyond the Cap and Gown community.

Finding the Story and Crafting your Own: A Day in the Life of a CNN Reporter

This Spring, in celebration of AAPI Heritage Month, Stanford Cap and Gown is thrilled to host a virtual discussion with national CNN correspondent and Stanford Cap and Gown alumna, Natasha Chen!

Mark your calendars for Wednesday May 19th at 5PM PST to be a part of this incredible event, where you can hear from Natasha on:

  • A Day in the Life of a Traveling Field Correspondent
  • Her Path to her Career at CNN
  • The Role of Storytelling in the Modern World
  • Race Relations Reporting
  • Being an Asian American Woman in Journalism
  • The importance of Mentorship
  • And more!

Register for the May 19th Zoom event with Natasha Chen HERE!

Natasha Chen is a national correspondent for CNN based in Atlanta, GA. Her reporting experience has put her at the heart of major national stories from the impact of COVID-19 to Black Lives Matter protests to anti-Asian hate crimes. While she’s busy finding the “universally human element” in stories she re-creates, Natasha is also building her career one story at a time — and balancing that with a fulfilling life as an accomplished vocalist and musical theatre performer!

While an undergraduate at Stanford, Natasha majored in Psychology and was an active member of Mixed Co Acapella, the Stanford Film Society, and the Fall ’03 Study Abroad cohort at Oxford. She lived in Larkin, Mirrielees, Granda, and Roble dorms throughout her 4 years on the Farm.

We’re looking forward to this wonderful opportunity for alumni and students to connect with Natasha and with each other and hope to see you there!