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Director, International Engagement and Operations

Merry Pham

Merry collaborates with campus partners in advancing global engagement, including supporting global and regional visitors such as international university representatives, 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.

Merry joined the Office of Community Engagement in September 2020. Prior to her current role, Merry worked in the Office of International Affairs to advance international research opportunities and academic collaborations for the university. She also developed central university resources and services to enhance international travel and study and research abroad for Stanford members. Before that, Merry was the chief administrator for Stanford Law School's advanced degree programs, the visiting scholars program, and the foreign exchange program.

Before coming to Stanford, Merry worked at UC Riverside Extension’s International Education Programs in California, providing educational technology resources for English learning to international students. Her interest in international exchange grew through her experience teaching English in rural communities in Japan and South Korea, where she fostered cross-cultural exchange alongside English learning.



BA, English, California State University Sacramento
MA, International Studies, University of San Francisco


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