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Roberta R. Katz

Roberta Katz

Roberta R. Katz

Anthropology
Vice-Chair
Executive Officer and Director of The Charles and Roberta Katz Family Foundation
Stanford University
Research Affiliate, 2021-22
Research Affiliate, 2020-21
Research Affiliate, 2019-20
Research Affiliate, 2018-19 Study #16
Research Affiliate, 2017-18 Study #50
Visiting Scholar, 2016-17 Study #42
Visiting Scholar, 2011-12 Study #48
Visiting Scholar, 2010-11 Study #49

Roberta Katz holds a PhD in anthropology as well as a law degree, and was previously the General Counsel of McCaw Cellular Corporation (now AT&T Wireless) and then of Netscape Corporation. From 2004 to 2017, she served under Stanford University Presidents John Hennessy and Marc Tessier-Lavigne as the Associate Vice president for Strategic Planning at Stanford. She also served as President Tessier-Lavigne’s interim chief of staff. Katz continues to be involved as a consultant to various interdisciplinary initiatives at Stanford, serves on several advisory and nonprofit boards, and is a co-author of Gen Z, Explained: The Art of Living in a Digital Age, published by the University of Chicago Press in 2021.