Madonnalisa Gonzales-Chan

wrangles the volunteers for Boxes & Arrows. During the day she is Metadata Services Manager at Stanford Graduate School of Business. Her primary role is to provide guidance on information management best practices for applications and websites developed at Stanford GSB. She is also involved in metadata and taxonomy development initiatives at GSB.

Previous to Stanford, she was an Information Architect at AltaVista developing information and interaction architectures for AltaVista's LIVE! portal and search services. Some of her past work experiences include a short stint as a volunteer on the re-architecture of the San Jose Repertory website, Academic Technology Specialist for the English Department at Stanford University, and Systems Librarian at Innovative Interfaces Inc.

Madonnalisa has a M.S. in Library and Information Science from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign and a B.A. in English Literature from the University of California, Irvine.

In her free time she moonlights as a karaoke singer, rides “shotgun” on the tracks of Laguna Seca Raceway, and dabbles in finding the meaning of life through calculus. Oh, by the way, don’t hesitate to ask her about her name.

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