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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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  • Marcelo Leonardi '94 Receives Distinguished Coaching Award

    USA Water Polo has announced Marcelo Leonardi '94 as the Midwest Zone recipient of the Sandy Nitta Distinguished Coaching Award. Leonardi is the Head Coach of the women's water polo team at the University of Michigan.
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  • Holiday Greetings from The Webb Fund!

    The holidays have arrived and we hope you will include The Webb Fund in your giving during this joyful time of year.
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  • 2017-18 Report of Schools is Online!

    Highlights of the 2017-18 year are featured in The Report of Schools, which is available online or in print.  In this edition, you will read about Webb’s many distinctive programs that our donors made possible last year and will make possible in the months and years ahead.  Gifts last year supported a wide variety of priorities: The Webb Fund, endowment including financial aid, faculty support and annual campus improvement and finally capital projects.
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  • Academic Honors for Alumni College Athletes

    Collegiate athletes Wilson Parnell '13, McKenna Lamb '16 and Nick Jung '17 have each been recognized for their outstanding athletic and academic achievements.
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  • About Art School

    In an expose of sorts, one pegged to the publication of Gary Alan Fine’s new book Talking Art (U of Chicago Press, 2018), Charlie Tyson explores the facts and fictions surrounding MFA programs in the visual arts in America. A review of Fine’s book finds that seven of the 10 most expensive higher-education institutions in the U.S. are, in fact, art schools. But is it worth it? Maybe, if you want to be a professional artist. Tyson’s article also notes that more than half of the top 250 best-selling American artists at auction have an MFA. Read more in The Chronicle of Higher Education.
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  • 2017-18 Report of Schools is Online!

    Highlights of the 2017-18 year are featured in The Report of Schools, which is available online or in print.  In this edition, you will read about Webb’s many distinctive programs that our donors made possible last year and will make possible in the months and years ahead.  Gifts last year supported a wide variety of priorities: The Webb Fund, endowment including financial aid, faculty support and annual campus improvement and finally capital projects.
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  • Holiday Greetings from The Webb Fund!

    The holidays have arrived and we hope you will include The Webb Fund in your giving during this joyful time of year.
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  • The Week @ Webb - Thanksgiving Edition

    Scott Nichols
    The Week @ Webb is a unique look into the activities both on and off Webb's campus. Here are twenty characteristics of Webb I'm most thankful for this year.
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