Duke Leadership Academy Scholars Profile
Title: Director, Finance & Administration - Global & Civic Education
Senior Management Area: Undergraduate Education
Class Year: 2018
Annie Kao, Director of Finance & Administration for Global & Civic Education, works with a great team to support the Global Education Office, DukeEngage, the Office of Undergraduate Scholars and Fellow, the Rubenstein-Bing Athletes Civic Engagement Program, College Advising Corps, and the Duke Office of Civic Engagement. She a first generation Chinese-American whose first job after graduating from Duke was with Duke University Press. Her unique professional history includes teaching sixth grade English and Social Studies, managing advertising finances for Sony and Audi, and newspaper layout at the N&O.
She has an AB in cultural anthropology from Duke (T'92) and an MFA in poetry from Sarah Lawrence College.
Annie loves that her job gives her the opportunity to work with so many interesting constituencies' undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, administrators, and people from all over the world. She has lived in four states and five countries and now proudly calls Durham her home.