Zach Sorenson

I’m a graduate student at Stanford studying computer science and public policy. I am an avid outdoorsman, an advanced procrastinator, and an unaccomplished violinist. Self-respecting computer science major that I am, I put together this website so friends and family — and future employers? — can see what I’ve been up to.

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November 11, 2015

A letter to Mormon Apostle Dallin H. Oaks

Dear Elder Oaks,

You probably don’t remember me, but we met when you visited Oakland last February. At my father’s suggestion, I had driven up from school that Sunday morning to hear your remarks.

There was no way you could have known this at the time, but I had spent a lot of time during the previous few weeks wrestling with my sexuality. I had not yet told anyone that I was gay, but had come to at least personally accept that part of my identity. The weekend you and I both came to Oakland was the first time I had come home since reaching this understanding. To be honest, I don’t remember much of what you talked about, because...

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August 24, 2015
Sunlight joins coalition demanding Congressional Research Service reports be published online
August 19, 2015
The Mormon Church is Threatening to Leave Scouting. That Would Be a Mistake.
August 19, 2015