Annalee Saxenian Graduate Student Support Fund
The AnnaLee Saxenian Graduate Student Support Fund was established in 2006 with a gift from AnnaLee Saxenian to benefit graduate students in the School of Information at the University of California, Berkeley.
AnnaLee "Anno" Saxenian is the current dean of the UC Berkeley School of Information and a professor in the department of City and Regional Planning. She received a M.C.P. in City and Regional Planning from UCB in 1980, and also holds a Ph.D. in political science from MIT. She is a noted expert on regional economic development and information technology. In 2006 she released the book The New Argonauts: Regional Advantage in a Global Economy (Harvard University Press, 2006), which explores how immigrant engineers from Silicon Valley are transferring their technology entrepreneurship to emerging regions in their home countries-China and India in particular-and launching companies far from established centers of skill and technology. Her prior publications include Regional Advantage: Culture and Competition in Silicon Valley and Route 128 (Harvard, 1994), Silicon Valley's New Immigrant Entrepreneurs (Public Policy Institute of California, 1999), and Local and Global Networks of Immigrant Professionals in Silicon Valley (PPIC, 2002).