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Serena Rao

Professional title:

Senior Associate Dean, Finance and Administration, Vice Provost and Dean of Research

What year did you start working at Stanford?

December, 2011

What kind of work do you do at Stanford?

Serving as the chief operating officer and reporting to the Dean, I provide oversight for resource planning, financial operation, facilities management, human resources, and research administration for the 26 units in the Vice Provost and Dean of Research, including 17 interdisciplinary centers, institutes, and labs.

What is your hometown?

I grew up in Changsha, a city in the central region of China.

What is your ethnic/cultural background?


What kinds of interests and hobbies do you have?

Yoga - I'm a part-time yoga instructor:)  

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Board function: 
Associate Chair
Area of Expertise: 
university budget and finance, research administration, research policies