Pam David Appointed Berkeley–Haas Social Impact Fellow
Walter & Elise Haas Fund Executive Director Pam David has, with honor, accepted an appointment to serve as a Berkeley–Haas Social Impact Fellow.
Based at the Institute for Business & Social Impact (IBSI), University of California Berkeley–Haas School of Business, this program — now in its second year — invites professionals of exceptional talent and experience to serve as mentors to students. Fellows join panel discussions, attend events, and share their expertise with students and faculty. Through these contributions of time and thought, Fellows work in collaboration to amplify the social impact of an emerging generation of future leaders.
Ben Mangan, Executive Director and Lecturer at the Center for Social Sector Leadership, describes the program as one that brings expertise and experience from the front lines of social impact direct to students. Choosing Social Impact Fellows is challenging, he says. The process requires narrowing a large initial list of potential candidates down into a much smaller group, one that can add a significant and diverse range of insights to the Berkeley–Haas experience.
Mr. Mangan says of Pam’s appointment, “She has such a distinguished career that spans multiple sectors — being a pioneer in the LGBTQ community and movement for equality, serving as a public servant, and on through her leadership at the Walter & Elise Haas Fund. We try to select fellows who have this kind of breadth of experience. Pam will be an exemplary Fellow in this regard.”
I am honored to have been invited to be a Social Impact Fellow. I started my career teaching Women’s Studies at San Francisco State and have always loved going back into college classrooms to share my experiences and perspective. I look forward to connecting with — and learning from — the next generation of business and social sector leaders. And I am honored to work with such respected leaders as Laura Tyson and Ben Mangan.
Pam joins three Fellows returning from the inaugural 2015-16 year — Jorge Calderon, William Rosenzweig, and Jennifer Walske — along with three newly appointed Social Impact Fellows, Christy Chin, Robert Eccles, and Susanne Stormer for a full cohort of seven.
Speaking of the inaugural group of Berkeley–Haas Social Impact Fellows, IBSI Director Laura Tyson said:
“These fellows share one thing in common: they are changing the world with their deep and meaningful work connected to social impact and we are honored to welcome them to Haas. As the fellows become actively engaged on campus… we expect that they will create great new conversations, and strengthen their relationships with the Institute and with Haas.”