2020 Friends Scholarship Recipients

Meet the 2020 winners of Friends scholarships: Holden Foreman ’21, Julia Ingram ’21, Sarayu Pai ’22, Anat Peled ’20, Elena Shao ’21, Emily Wilder ’20, and Daniel Wu ’21. Check out their bios and work below.

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Holden Foreman ’21
George Caulfield Award Recipient

Holden is a senior majoring in Computer Science. He is an incoming software engineer at The Washington Post, where he has interned since summer 2020. He is originally from St. Louis, MO, and currently serves as The Daily’s Chief Technology Officer. His previous roles include editor-in-chief, executive editor, news editor and student business director. Outside The Daily, his interests include running and other sports, sustainability, teaching others and attempting to study languages, especially Mandarin Chinese. Check out his writing for The Daily here.
Julia Ingram ’21
Harry Press Award Recipient
Julia is a senior majoring in English Literature who hails from New York City. She is currently The Daily’s investigations editor and in previous volumes served as editor-in-chief and news managing editor. Outside of The Daily, she has also reported for NBC News and the Miami Herald, and worked at The Bridge Peer Counseling Center. Check out her writing for The Daily here.
Sarayu Pai ’22
Julius Jacobs Award Recipient
Sarayu is a junior studying Mechanical Engineering and Economics, hailing from Greensboro in the glorious state of North Carolina. She has been writing for the Grind at The Stanford Daily since her freshman year, with articles spanning from contemporary music to chocolate to her dear TI-84 calculator (which was tweeted about by the company). A couple of Sarayu’s other favorite Stanford experiences have been doing research in Hawai’i and participating in the Galápagos Sophomore College program. Check out her writing for The Daily here.
Anat Peled ’20
William F. Woo Award for Opinions Writing Recipient
Anat Peled is a Rhodes Scholar from Raanana Israel who is completing an MPhil in history at Oxford. She graduated from Stanford in 2020 with a B.A. in History and a Minor in Symbolic Systems. During her time at Stanford she wrote for the news and opinion sections in The Daily. Her writing has appeared in Israeli newspapers such as Haaretz, The Jerusalem Post and The Times of Israel. In her spare time she enjoys learning languages, talking about politics, and spending time with family and friends. Check out her work here.
Elena Shao ’21
George Caulfield Award Recipient
Elena is a senior majoring in Political Science, originally from Georgia. She is a former news editor for The Stanford Daily and has previously reported on environment policies, business, and technology for the San Francisco Chronicle. In her spare time, she enjoys learning foreign languages, going on hikes with her dog Rocket, and finding new dessert recipes to make. Check out her writing for The Daily here.
Emily Wilder ’20
Harry Press Award Recipient
Emily is originally from Phoenix and is now back in her hometown interning with The Arizona Republic. During her time at Stanford, she studied history of the contemporary Middle East and North America and assisted with research at the King Institute. She joined The Daily as an opinions columnist in her senior year. Since then, she’s found a passion for investigative reporting on criminal justice and civil rights issues. In her (little) free time, she loves to get lost in the desert. Check out her portfolio here.
Daniel Wu ’21
Mercury News Internship Recipient

Daniel is a senior studying History from Beijing, China. He is a magazine editor at The Stanford Daily and has worked for The Daily’s news, sports and graphics sections, as well as the Mercury News, Time Out Shanghai and Stanford Journalism’s Peninsula Press. In his spare time, he enjoys cycling, squash and making way too many playlists on Spotify. Reporting on COVID-19 for the Mercury News in 2020 was the experience of a lifetime and he hopes to pursue a graduate degree in journalism at Stanford and a career as a reporter. Check out his writing for The Mercury News here, and his work for The Daily here.