Laarni von Ruden is a certified public accountant with a private practice in Palo Alto, California focusing on services to nonprofit organizations, closely held businesses, and individuals. She also teaches a Governmental and Nonprofit Accounting class at the College of San Mateo in San Mateo, California. She received her Masters in Accounting from Northeastern University and a B.A. in Chinese Studies from Wellesley College.
She serves as the co-chairman of the Not for Profit and Governmental Accounting Committee of the Peninsula Silicon Valley Chapter of the CalCPA. She has also served on several boards of not for profit organizations in the San Francisco Bay Area.