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Director, Local Engagement and Outreach, Office of Community Engagement
Current Role at StanfordLisa Chung is lead story-teller for the Office of Community Engagement and one of its key ambassadors in the community. As Director for Local Engagement and Outreach, she delves into Stanford’s work in the surrounding communities to chronicle the many -- and often little known -- ways that people are collaborating to work on solutions to our pressing problems. In addition, she helps connect community members with Stanford to further our university’s mission of service to benefit the region, nation and world.
Director, Special Projects, Office of Community Engagement
BioErina DuBois is the Director of Special Projects for the Office of Community Engagement leading programs or functions to amplify positive university-wide impact. She previously served as lab operations manager/chief of staff for the Dynamic Design Lab (DDL) under Professor Chris Gerdes, starting in 2014. Erina also supported the activities at the Center for Automotive Research at Stanford (CARS) by organizing community events focused on the subject of human mobility. Prior to DDL, she started as a lab operations manager for the late Professor Cliff Nass’ lab (Communication Between Humans and Interactive Media Lab.
Prior to joining Stanford, Erina worked as an analyst for Yahoo! and Gartner Group and a consultant for Booz-Allen & Hamilton. She has her B.S. in Industrial Management from Carnegie Mellon University and her MBA from the NYU Stern School of Business.
She has been active with the Palo Alto Unified School District serving various roles ranging from PTA president, committee member of search and academic committees, to her 11-year run as a room parent. In 2007, she (along with four other team members) received an Honorary Service Award from the Palo Alto Council of PTAs for work on a benchmarking study comparing PAUSD to similar districts across the country.
She lives in Palo Alto and has two grown children, Ryan and Ana, and a loveable large Goldendoodle named Scraps. Erina recently joined the pickleball craze, loves puzzles, hitting the driving range at Half Moon Bay, reading and traveling.
Megan Swezey Fogarty
Senior Associate Vice President for Community Engagement, Office of Community Engagement
BioMegan serves as Senior Associate Vice President for Community Engagement, working to provide more purposeful engagement between Stanford and the external communities with which the university interacts. Her office is part of the Office of External Relations.
She previously served as Deputy Executive Director of the Haas Center for Public Service providing leadership for strategic planning, fund development, communications, student outreach, Cardinal Quarter, and alumni relations. Previously, she directed the Haas Center's Fellowships and Postgraduate Public Service team. Before returning to the Haas Center full-time in 2007, Megan led the Haas Center's Call to Serve government recruitment initiative and worked with the City of Palo Alto City Manager's Office on planning for libraries and a possible pandemic flu. She also served as nonprofits liaison for State Assemblyman Joe Simitian and for 10 years hosted Senator Simitian's monthly government access television show, Capitol Focus.
Megan has worked for over 25 years in nonprofit program development and management, primarily with organizations focused on involving young people in service learning. Her professional experience includes City of Palo Alto teen coordinator, Constitutional Rights Foundation project director, Youth Community Service founder, Haas Center for Public Service assistant director, Youth Service California executive director, and outreach coordinator for the Service Learning 2000 Center in the Stanford School of Education. She also worked as an independent consultant supporting nonprofits with event planning, fund development, and publications.
Current community involvement includes advisory and board roles with Foundation for a College Education, First Congregational Church Nursery School, Palo Alto Police Foundation, and League of Women Voters Palo Alto. Megan previously had an appointment to the PAUSD Parcel Tax Oversight Committee, and has also served as a community volunteer with Adolescent Counseling Services, Palo Alto Community Child Care, Palo Alto Community Fund, Leadership Mid-Peninsula, Family Resource Center Implementation Team, City of Palo Alto Comprehensive Plan Committee, Mothers' Symposium, Youth Community Service, Palo Alto Partners in Education, Partners in School Innovation, and YWCA of the Mid-Peninsula. Megan was recognized in 2008 with the Palo Alto Tall Tree Award for Outstanding Citizen/Volunteer; and in 2013 with the Lloyd W. Dinkelspiel Award for Outstanding Service to Undergraduate Education and the Margaret Ann Fidler Award for Distinguished Service to Student Affairs. In 2014, she was recognized by the California Governor's Office as a Service Trailblazer for AmeriCorps first 20 years. She lives with her husband, Mike, in Palo Alto and three grown children, Matt, Molly '19, and Michaela,.
Director, International Engagement and Operations, Office of Community Engagement
Current Role at StanfordMerry collaborates with campus partners in advancing global engagement, including supporting global and regional visitors such as international university representatives, visiting scholars, dignitaries, and local school groups to connect with Stanford colleagues in mutual areas of work. Merry supports global community resources as well as internal and external communications. She also manages operations for strategic projects including the community engagement hubs network and seed funding. She is also a member of the community college community of practice at Stanford.
Executive Assistant, Office of Community Engagement
Current Role at StanfordExecutive Assistant to Ryan Adesnik, Vice President for Government Affairs, and Megan Swezey Fogarty, Senior Associate Vice President for Community Engagement.