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.
Sponsored by the Robert ’53 and MeiLi Hefner Foundation and offered here at Webb to two current students, The Hefner Initiative aims to foster a close and positive relationship between the people of China and the US. This extraordinary 12-day summer program includes travel this year to Beijing and Suzhou—allowing for living/learning opportunities with host students and families.
Shyam Arya '18 and Ellie Canty '18 have been accepted to present a poster at the National American Chemical Society conference in New Orleans in March 2019--an extremely rare honor for high school students.
It’s November 2nd and the College Guidance office is quiet this morning—nothing like the last few days when countless numbers of panicked seniors were popping in to get their essays looked at one last time before pressing “submit.”