Rovana Popoff serves the Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering (PME) as the senior associate dean and as the acting dean of students. In this capacity, she is the chief staff person for academic and educational programs. She also leads in the area of student affairs. Among her other responsibilities, She coordinates the Pritzker Molecular Engineering Advisory Council and works closely with Dean Matthew Tirrell in strategic planning for PME growth and development.
Popoff is from the San Francisco Bay Area and has been affiliated with the University of Chicago for nearly 20 years.