Shanti joined the School of Information and its Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity (CLTC) in April, 2019, building on more than two decades of philanthropic experience in higher education, including 15 years at Cal.
The prior two years at the University Library she worked closely with leadership and board members to engage new and existing donors of Cal's 24 libraries, guided the successful 10th Anniversary Celebration of the East Asian Library, and helped revive the Bancroft Library's Wine Oral History Project.
In 2014-2017 she served as Assistant Dean for External Relations with the UC Berkeley Graduate Division, where she designed and launched an ambitious matching gift program -- Berkeley Endowments to Attract and Retain Graduate Students (BEAR GradS) -- which established twelve $1M doctoral fellowship endowments over a twenty month timeframe.
Shanti previously served for a decade as Director of Development, Alumni Relations & Communications for International House to advance its mission of cross-cultural respect, friendship, and leadership for a world of greater understanding.
She holds a BA in Community Studies (UCSC) and MA in Communications Management (USC Annenberg School for Communications ) and has also worked with USC, Business for Social Responsibility, the YWCA, and the National Council of Negro Women (NCNW).
Shanti lives and volunteers in El Cerrito where she lives with her husband, two teen sons, and a "spoiled hot dog" (dachshund) named Digby.
She invites your connection on LinkedIn and welcomes discussion around the important priorities of the I-School and CLTC at (510)693-8062 or firstname.lastname@example.org.