Carla Bernal

Program Associate, Madison Initiative

Carla Bernal is a Program Associate at the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. She is responsible for the Madison Initiative’s grants and consultant management.

Previously, Carla served as the deputy White House liaison at the U.S. Department of Justice, where she managed the transition of political appointees serving under the Obama administration and worked on community policing issues. Prior to that role, Carla served in the Office on Violence Against Women and coordinated with the White House Council on Women and Girls to enhance the federal interagency response to domestic and sexual violence.

Carla graduated Phi Beta Kappa with high distinction from UC Berkeley. She holds a bachelor of arts in rhetoric with a concentration in public discourse.

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