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Curie Sevilla

Professional title:

Senior Account Manager – R&DE Communications, Residential & Dining Enterprises

What year did you start working at Stanford?

2009

What kind of work do you do at Stanford?

I'm with the communications team, and I support business units within R&DE that oversee dining and hospitality.

Our department is unique. We are responsible for one-third of the campus, and you will very often see me on a golf cart zipping across campus to support our retail cafes, dining halls, stadium concessions or our 100-room guest house at SLAC.
I love working for this department – it allows me to engage with students, staff, and faculty from all over the university.
I also work with very creative people – with graphic designers and artists, dedicated managers, hardworking custodians, and amazingly talented chefs.

What is your hometown?

I lived and thrived in two countries – and it has made me who I am today! I was born in Manila but arrived as a young immigrant in Chicago. I went to school and worked in Chicago, San Francisco and Manila. I did consulting work and marketing communication projects with various companies in these cities until I settled in Silicon Valley ten years ago.

What is your ethnic/cultural background?

I’m Filipino, but I have strong Chinese roots. I look forward to learning more about my ancestry.
My paternal grandmother was one-half Chinese, and I have relatives from mainland China that migrated to the tiny island of Marinduque at the turn of the 20th century.
My family’s Chinese name is “Pe,” and someone once told me that it meant “fair-skinned.”

What kinds of interests and hobbies do you have?

My passion is my work, but I indulge in two very important pastimes – Zumba and succulent plants!
I practice Zumba daily, and it keeps me energized and ready to take on the world.
I regularly kill plants that require daily watering, but I discovered that succulents, cacti, and other sturdy drought-resistant plants are extremely resistant to my gardening abilities.
I am currently pursuing my professional accreditation in strategic communications as a member of the Public Relations Society of America.
And yes – I was named after Madame Curie!

Board function: 
Graphic Design Consultant