Sunila Rao is the administrative assistant to the foundation’s chief program officer of the Environmental Conservation Program.
She joined the foundation after 10 years in the venture capital industry where she provided administrative support to companies that invested in start-ups focused on high-tech, biomedical and online consumer sites. Prior to this she worked in marketing communications for various firms in the software, financial and environmental science industries.
Her background includes writing and editing marketing material, event planning and managing proposals for restoring former military bases on the EPA Superfund list.
Sunila earned a B.A in journalism and the natural sciences from Baylor University.