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Debbie Lai '08

Debbie Lai ’08 is a Strategic Partnerships Manager at Google. Debbie has worked for Google for almost 4 years on a variety of projects and teams, starting as an intern on their Policy Team while in college. She led Asia Partnerships for Solve X, an initiative to identify and promote breakthrough technologies; was an Ads Policy Specialist where she created and executed policies to govern over $42 billion in revenue while defining the Google brand and AdWords as the premier destination for online advertising; and was also an Emerging Markets Program Manager where she grew internet literacy and Google product engagement in emerging markets through education.

As a junior at Brown University, Debbie was the Executive Director of the 2011 Ivy Film Festival. Held annually at Brown, the Ivy Film Festival is the largest student-run film festival in the world and attracts many top filmmakers and actors. The 2011 festival featured a talk by actor James Franco, moderated by Charlie Rose, and a keynote speech by Academy Award-winning screenwriter Aaron Sorkin.
Debbie has a BA in Economics and East Asian Studies from Brown.
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  • Autumn Rabe Richards ’97 and James Richards ’97 were married in Vivian Webb Chapel.

    Webb Sweethearts: Stories From Alumni Couples

    Danielle Gordon & Jessica Rice
    From high school sweethearts to alumni who were married in Vivian Webb Chapel, Webb has been the site of many romances over the years. Here are a few stories from alumni who met on Webb’s beautiful campus.
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  • Visual artist Rachel Lee Zheng '12

    Rachel Lee Zheng ’12 to Open First Solo Exhibition in NYC

    Jessica Rice ’12
    Using monofilament and LED spotlights, visual artist Rachel Lee Zheng ’12 creates large-scale installations that transform dark gallery spaces into meditative environments filled with lines and beams of color.
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  • The Week @ Webb - Together in January

    Scott Nichols
    The Week @ Webb is a periodic photojournal of events on and off Webb's campus. Did it feel like January lasted 31,000 days instead of just 31? I know that for me, it's important to spend as much time as I can with other people when life gets really busy. We all do better when we surround ourselves with friends and family and that's what I tried to capture in this latest gallery.
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  • Webb Completes CAIS/WASC Accreditation Process

    Taylor Stockdale
    Taking stock. This is how it begins—simply though completely. After more than a year of planning, gathering data, meeting, discussing, writing and rewriting—and after a four-day campus stay by our CAIS/WASC visiting committee (California Association of Independent Schools / Western Association of Schools and Colleges)—the evaluation work is done. 
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