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Serena Rao

Title: (where I work, what I do)

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

When did you start working at Stanford? How long have you been involved with ASF?

December 2011. I joined ASF a month later.

What kind of work do you do at Stanford?

I provide oversight for a variety of operational functions in the Vice Provost and Dean of Research, including the eighteen interdisciplinary and independent centers, institutes, and labs.

What is your hometown?

I was born in Changsha, the south central part of China.

Why are you involved with ASF?

The community, the culture, and the people!

What are your interests and hobbies?

Yoga and meditation – after practicing daily for 10+ years, I think I’ve transcended them as hobbies. 

What are your board title and responsibilities?

Associate Chair – I fill in the gaps

Board function: 
Associate Chair