Goldman School of Public Policy - University of California, Berkeley

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.


 

Lillygol "Lilly" Sedaghat is the Global Programs and Policy Specialist at the Goldman School of Public Policy. She is responsible for developing and coordinating global and executive programs for foreign government officials, academics and executives. Her previous international work includes evaluating Affirmative Action initiatives for a leading business in India, organizing roundtable discussions at the Carnegie-Tsinghua Center for Global Policy in China, and leading cross-cultural workshops and philanthropic ventures in Taiwan and Hong Kong. She is the leadership training facilitator at Harvard University for Project Pengyou, a US-China bridge-building organization, and formerly served as the Programs & Operations Associate for the 1990 Institute, where she led educational and philanthropic programs to promote understanding between the people of the U.S. and China. She hosts a podcast series and a multimedia blog to promote diverse voices and cross-cultural understanding. Lillygol graduated from UC Berkeley with a B.A. in Political Economy and speaks Farsi and Mandarin Chinese. Her research interests include: cross-cultural facilitation and post-conflict mediation, city and regional planning, and waste management.

 

Mwinji Nakanyika 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 English. Her previous work includes working for the Chemistry Department at UC Berkeley as well as a Residential Assistant for the UC Berkeley Student Housing. Since coming to CAL her passion for social justice has been ignited, particularly in regard to the differences between the Global south (commonly referred to as developing nations) and the Global North (developed nations). Her interests include policy change, literature and its impact on the social context, and delving into the misconceptions and narratives that terminology like “developing nations” often creates.

 

Roberto Mora is a Student Assistant at the Goldman School of Public Policy at UC Berkeley. He is responsible for assisting and coordinating the Global and Executive Programs. A UC Berkeley student, Roberto is majoring in Molecular Environmental Biology and minoring in Human rights. His previous work experience includes lab experience at UCSF, serving as the Health Education Coordinator for the Suitcase Clinic and the Public Relations Officer for the student organization Chicanx/Latinx in Health Education. He is interested in policy, law, and biomedical research, and his passion lies in understanding the intersectionality between the study of life and the preservation of its integrity via advancements in social justice and the scientific field.



Hague Domestic Violence Project

Jessica Ma is the Hague Domestic Violence Project Fellow at the Goldman School of Public Policy and a law student at UC Hastings. Prior to studying law at UC Hastings, she attended UC Santa Barbara, where she received a Bachelor of Arts in Global Studies and Chinese, and simultaneously obtained her commission in the United States Army. She is passionate about constitutional law issues and advancing social justice.

 

 

 

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.