Meryl Selig

Prior to moving to Woodside, California sixteen years ago, Meryl enjoyed an international and Chicago-based career in advertising and marketing communications. Since arriving here, she has redirected her energies towards voluntary service in our community; most significantly at the Palo Alto VA Hospice (since 2006) and in guest services at the Stanford Cancer Center (since 2008). Meryl also serves on the Cancer Council, the development board for the Stanford Cancer Institute; the Patient Family Advisory Council at Stanford Cancer Center, focusing on improving patient experience during and after treatment. Meryl has led home-build teams to Vietnam for Habitat for Humanity (Greater San Francisco) and supports LifeMoves (local shelter network); Planned Parenthood Mar Monte and other community welfare organizations. This fall, she is beginning studies with Columbia University’s Master of Science in Bioethics. Meryl earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees at the University of Pennsylvania, as well as a master’s in International Management at the Thunderbird School in Arizona. She has always been interested in people, how they organize communities, communicate, and what they value. Meryl and Rob Selig are active philanthropists, with ongoing commitments at Colorado College, Stanford University, and numerous non-profits dedicated to reducing inequities in health care, education, housing and personal well-being. Life here is full of gifts and opportunities. My goal is to help others partake of this abundance.