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Mona Lisa Tekchandani

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Professional title:

Assistant Director, OOD Engagement & Outreach – right now our team is working through many ‘special projects’ which is fun and keeps things exciting

What year did you start working at Stanford?

I am one of those Stanford “boomerangs”! I was an undergraduate here, graduating with a degree in Public Policy in 1996. I then returned from 2007-2011 where I did alumni relations and development at the School of Earth, Energy and the Environment. I moved away again (to Dubai and Washington DC) but am pleased to have returned in 2015, now working in the central Office of Development.

What is your hometown?

I was born and raised in Michigan, and some of my family is still there. My heritage is Indian – I still have many family members there, too.

What kinds of interests and hobbies do you have?

? I absolutely love being outdoors and traveling (I’ve been to all 50 states, and close to 60 countries). I’m also a Midwesterner at heart and love watching sports of all sorts – baseball, hockey, basketball, football, the Olympics, etc. Finally, I do love reading though I feel like I don’t have as much time for that as I’d like.

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Board function: 
Programs Chair