was appointed Communications Officer in January 2011 and Assistant Corporate Secretary in January 2008, having previously served as Communications Manager since 2006. Prior to joining the Foundation, Ray served as Assistant Editor and University Governance Reporter for the Stanford News Service at Stanford University. In that role, Ray helped produce a weekly newspaper for the university community, was involved in developing communications strategies for a variety of university initiatives and handled media inquiries. Before working at Stanford, Ray was a reporter for the San Francisco Chronicle and the San Francisco Examiner, where he wrote extensively about education and local and state government issues. He serves on the board of the San Francisco AIDS Foundation and previously served on the board of the Gay Straight Alliance Network. A native of the Los Angeles area, Ray graduated from the University of Southern California with Bachelor of Arts degrees in print journalism and political science.
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