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Meet Our Team

Global & Executive Programs

Sudha Shetty is the Assistant Dean for International Partnerships and Alliances at the Goldman School of Public at UC Berkeley.  She is responsible for developing and implementing Global Leadership Programs in partnership with foreign governments. Her research area is focused on international child abduction and the intersection of violence against women and is a PI on the grant from the Department of Justice. She has also served as the Director of the International Fellowship Program and a graduate faculty at the University of Minnesota’s Hubert H. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs where she managed Fulbright’s, Muskie, Bolashak and Govt. of India Fellowships; developed and implemented trainings for these emerging international leaders in the areas of strategic planning, policy development, leadership development, media and communications created partnership with Hennepin County and engaged the directors and department heads as mentors for the Fellows. She speaks and writes extensively on domestic violence issues facing immigrant women and women of color. She has been a consultant to the law firm of Dorsey & Whitney, L.L.P. on diversity issues and in her former role as Director of the Seattle University Law School’s Access to Justice Institute she developed a variety of legal access projects focused on battered women.  She was honored by the Washington Women Lawyers Foundation for her work with underserved communities.  She has been the recipient of several awards –King County Washington Women Lawyers – Special Contributions to the Judiciary Award; NALP (National Association of Law School Placements – Award of Distinction in Pro Bono and Public Service; Asian Bar Association of Washington - Community Service Award; PSLawNet - the Pro Bono Publico Award; AALS (American Association of Law Schools) - Father Drinan Award for forwarding the ethic of pro bono and public service in law schools through personal service, program design and management. She was a founding member and chair of Chaya, a grass-roots South Asian domestic violence prevention program in Seattle.  She is an alumni of the Asian Pacific Women’s Leadership Institute.


Joshua Iokua Albano is the Global Programs and Policy Specialist at the Goldman School of Public Policy. He is responsible for developing and coordinating global and executive programs for foreign government officials, academics and executives. He has worked at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington DC, where he worked for CSIS's Abshire-Inamori Leadership Academy and the Executive Education, helping to craft and manage programs for various visiting universities, organizations, diplomats, and cohorts. His article “Vietnam and the Consequences of Technological Innovation for Developing Countries” has been published in CSIS's foreign policy journal New Perspectives in Foreign Policy. Currently Joshua Iokua serves as a mentor for Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander students at UC Berkeley as a part of the campus organization WAVES. His leadership roles also include the UC Berkeley Music Department and various UC Berkeley student organizations, such as the Berkeley Undergraduate Journal and the Berkeley Fiction Review. Joshua Iokua is a recent UC Berkeley graduate with a B.A. in both Political Science and English. He is interested in tech policy, design, and social issues concerning the Native Hawaiian community.


Renee Serota is a Student Assistant at the Goldman School of Public Policy at UC Berkeley. She is responsible for assisting and coordinating the Global and Executive Programs. She is a student at UC Berkeley majoring in Environmental Economics and Policy and minoring in Global Studies. Her previous work includes administrative duties with UC Berkeley Letters and Sciences Administration and community outreach for the Sonoma Valley Education Foundation. She is also currently an executive intern with the environmental non-profit, As You Sow, learning the basics of corporate sustainability and environmental advocacy. She is interested in environmental policy and its applications to the private sector, as well as environmental justice and clean energy development. 

Hague Domestic Violence Project

Jessica Ma is the Hague Domestic Violence Project Fellow at the Goldman School of Public Policy. Jessica received a Juris Doctor from UC Hastings College of Law and a Bachelor of Arts in Global Studies and Chinese from UC Santa Barbara. Her previous work includes externing for the Unified Family Court in San Francisco and working at organizations that advocates for underserved communities. 




Courtney Knigge is an intern at the Hague Domestic Violence Project at the Goldman School of Public Policy. Courtney is a May 2021 Juris Doctor candidate from Golden Gate University School of Law. She earned her Bachelor of Arts from University of California, San Diego, in Political Science, with a concentration in International Relations, and a minor in Law and Society. Courtney's work experience includes an internship with Stark and D'Ambrosio, LLP in San Diego, CA. She is interested in family law, as well as international law and its implications within the US law system. 



Jessica Goldberg is the former Hague Domestic Violence Project Attorney and currently serves as Project Advisor. Prior to joining the Hague Domestic Violence Project, Jessica was a staff attorney and the first Partner in Hope Fellow at Partners for Women and Justice in Montclair, New Jersey, where she represented low income women in final restraining order hearings, as well as custody, parenting time, and child support matters; trained and mentored both volunteer attorneys and law student interns; and worked closely with colleagues within the domestic violence community to improve the court system and services provided to victims of domestic violence. Jessica received a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University at Buffalo in Buffalo, New York, and a Juris Doctor from Rutgers School of Law - Newark in Newark, New Jersey. After graduating from law school, Jessica clerked for the Hon. Nancy Sivilli, in the Superior Court of New Jersey, Family Division.