Lisbet Rausing is an historian and research associate of Imperial College. She was educated at UC Berkeley and Harvard, where she also taught for eight years. She has written two academic monographs as well as numerous scholarly articles. She serves on various boards and committees, for example at Harvard Board of Overseers, and Yad Hanadiv. She holds honorary doctorates from SOAS, Uppsala University, and Imperial College, and is a Fellow of the Linnean Society, the British Academy and the Royal Historical Society. Dr Rausing is co-founder of Arcadia and a member of the Donor Board.