Goldman School of Public Policy - University of California, Berkeley

Carla Javits (MPP ’85)

President, REDF

Carla Javits is Vice-Chair of The Marian B. & Jacob K. Javits Foundation. Named after her parents, the foundation seeks to advance the legacy of Senator Jacob K. Javits by funding internships and fellowships for students who have political and public service aspirations.

"The Marian B. and Jacob K. Javits Foundation is delighted to support student internships at GSPP," says Carla. "Summer internships develop the talent that will lead our country in the future. These internships broaden the network and knowledge of GSPP’s students, while enabling them to impact communities by promoting evidence-based health practices in Africa, new economic models to improve the environment in the US, access to water in Nepal, or civic engagement to reduce violence."

“My predecessors and I are incredibly grateful to Carla and to Mrs. Marion Javits for their unwavering commitment to our students,” says Dean Henry Brady. "Carla’s efforts to meet and mentor our students are a benefit that goes far beyond financial support."

The Foundation has sponsored many students over the last twenty years who have gone on to amazing careers both nationally and internationally, including District Magistrate for the Government of Pakistan, Director of Political Affairs for Korean Prime Minister’s Office and Legislative Policy Advisor for the County of San Diego.

Carla Javits is President of REDF (formerly The Roberts Enterprise Development Fund), an organization that supports non-profits that utilize business models to create jobs for the hard-to-employ.