Lucy Okumu
Lucy Okumu
Director of Communications for the Vice Provost and Dean of Research
Stanford University, USA

Lucy Okumu specializes in the intersection of communications, policy and stakeholder engagement in the education sector. She has actively led transformation endeavors at national and international organizational systems. An intuitive and strategic thinker, she has tackled issues of significance from increasing multi-year government investments in education to shaping strategic platforms for a globally-respected research university. Currently, she is the Director of Communications for the Vice Provost and Dean of Research at Stanford University. In this role, she supports the VPDoR and the diverse research enterprise in building compelling and effective communication outcomes. Ms. Okumu’s passion for education and people is rooted in her early immigrant experiences in the United States and her global outlook to serve society. She currently lives in San Francisco, California and is an avid traveler with a passion for local culture.