The Global Center for Social Entrepreneurship is located in Callison Hall. For more information please direct your questions to the following staff members:
Executive Director | email@example.com
Jerry is the founder and Executive Director of the Global Center for Social Entrepreneurship at the University of the Pacific in Stockton, CA. His responsibilities include management and administration of the Center, program design and development, formation of the Council of University Social Entrepreneurs (student arm of the Center), establishment of the Board of Stakeholders which comprise of social entrepreneurship professionals, development of the Mentorship Program, creation of the privately funded Ambassador Corps international internship program, liaison with local non-profit organizations, and design and development of the first community-based microfinance fund in the Central Valley of California.
Previously, Jerry was the CEO for 17 years of the Katalysis Partnership, a microfinance organization that provides training, technical assistance, and credit to non-governmental microfinance institutions (MFIs) in Central America (Guatemala, Nicaragua, Honduras, El Salvador). The Katalysis Network of 22 MFIs provides microloans to over 275,000 clients (70% women; 97 % repayment). Prior to Katalysis, Jerry was the regional field director for International Voluntary Services, based on the island of Antigua, where he directed a socio-economic development program on ten newly independent island-nations in the Eastern Caribbean. His work in grassroots economic development started in Appalachia (West Virginia coal mining region) where he worked for 10 years to develop and direct the first rural Economic Development Corporation in the U.S. to finance community-based business enterprises in a chronically depressed region of the U.S. Jerry was one of pioneering Peace Corps volunteers in the early 60’s where he worked for two years in the altiplano of Peru with Aymara Indians on the shores of Lake Titicaca.
Assistant Director | firstname.lastname@example.org
Spencer is the Assistant Director of the Global Center for Social Entrepreneurship at the University of the Pacific. In this role, he is responsible for the management of the Center’s 15 student and sustainability initiatives which include the Ambassador Corps Fellowship Program, Integrated Development Group, Certificate Program in Social Entrepreneurship, and community development programs among many others. He was previously an instructor of English and International Relations at the College of Foreign Languages in Hue, Vietnam and has worked for a wide range of public organizations including the San Joaquin County Public Defender’s office and Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Cabinet. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Friends of Hue Foundation (FHF) in Hue, Vietnam. FHF is a nonprofit, non-governmental social enterprise organization committed to youth and economic development. He earned his Bachelors of Arts degree in International Relations, Chinese, and Economics from the University of the Pacific’s School of International Studies. He has traveled extensively throughout the developing world and has an interest in studying economic development within emerging markets. Spencer speaks Mandarin and Cantonese Chinese and enjoys traveling, cooking, and good conversations.
Visiting Professor of Social Entrepereneurship | email@example.com
Martin Burt founded Fundacion Paraguaya and brought an innovative microcredit program to Paraguay in 1985, while the country was under dictatorial rule that made citizen initiatives a particularly challenging and even dangerous undertaking. Over the years, Fundacion Paraguaya has supported 35,000 micro entrepreneurs who create 19,000 new jobs each year, and it has taking on innovative and entrepreneurial challenges through a Junior Achievement program that builds the skills of young entrepreneurs. Its agricultural school is breaking new ground by demonstrating that well-managed, sustainable agriculture can be profitable and by helping young people learn to think of themselves as rural entrepreneurs. Martin is a Pacific alum and is currently the visiting professor of Social Entrepreneurship. He has been recognized with the following international honors: Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship, Inter-American Development Bank Award of Excellence for Social Enterprise, and the Schwab Foundation Social Entrepreneur Award.
Administrative Associate | firstname.lastname@example.org
Sophia currently serves as Administrative Associate for the Global Center for Social Entrepreneurship, in Stockton, CA and serves as assistant to the Executive Director and provides oversight and management on all fiscal operations and oversees the Center’s Funding Resource Center. She earned a Bachelor’s of Arts Degree in Sociology from the University of the Pacific’s College of the Pacific (Arts and Science Division). Sophia is deeply vested in the issues of racial inequality and poverty within her community and currently works with a number of community organizations in developing sustainability strategies.
Program Assistant| email@example.com
Karelli Cabral is a fourth year student at the University of the Pacific’s School of International Studies. As a candidate for a B.A. in Development and Cultural Change and with a minor in Cultural Anthropology, Miss Cabral has acquired a foundation of internationally-oriented knowledge, which includes theory in development, advanced Spanish language skills, study abroad experiences in Mexico and Spain, and cross-cultural training. Miss Cabral has had significant experience working with university organizations, small businesses in the Central Valley and nonprofits locally, domestically and internationally. Her skills include marketing management, event planning, quantitative research, teaching English as a second language, public speaking and communications skills that can be applied in various Latin American cultures. As a recipient of the Ambassador Corps Fellowship, she spent 9 weeks working at an all-girl secondary educational center in rural Paraguay, where she increased the organization outreach through the construction and implementation of an effective marketing plan. She also assisted in teaching Basic English classes, led a Leadership Lecture Series and served as a Junior Achievement instructor. Her additional work experience includes client management for a registered dietician at Stanford Hospital and holding the title of Administrative Assistant at Pacific Homecare Services and Promotions Coordinator for the Stockton Port Baseball Team. Miss Cabral spends her time giving back to her hometown of Stockon, Ca, attending and managing social entrepreneurship conferences such as TEDx, and spending time traveling the globe to connect with her family.
Administrative Assistant | firstname.lastname@example.org
Shannon Chapman is a sophomore Self-Design major focusing on Social Entrepreneurship at University of the Pacific. Before entering college, her work experience included: consulting for her high school’s instrumental music program by creating and configuring a new computer inventory system and serving as the assistant to the Administrative Officer in the National Archives and Records Administration. Last semester, Shannon attended the 2011 Harvard Social Enterprise conference, the 2011 Clinton Global Initiative University conference, and attended the Alternative Spring Break trip to Panama to work with the sustainable agriculture organization, Puentes. This past summer, She went to Guatemala to take a Spanish immersion course and was selected as one of the ten 2011 Ambassador Corps recipients. Through the program, Shannon spent two months in South Africa interning for the social enterprise, the Maharishi Institute, where she was involved in a number of departments, including fundraising and marketing. She was an analyst on the Integrated Development Group (IDG) team last year, working on grant research and metrics for the strategic plan as well as being project lead on the fundraising initiative. Shannon is Vice President of Operations for the Council of University Social Entrepreneurs and works as the Administrative Assistant for the Global Center for Social Entrepreneurship, where she is involved with a number of projects, including helping coordinate this year’s TEDxSanJoaquin conference. She is interested in agriculture and finance, and sees IDG as an incredible opportunity to expand her business knowledge in an impactful way.
Creative Director | email@example.com
Hareem Cheema oversees all marketing and design activities for the Global Center for Social Entrepreneurship. Hareem was born in Lahore, Pakistan. She spent some of her childhood in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia and later moved to the United States at the age of seven. She is a recent Fall 2009 graduate from the University of the Pacific in Stockton, California with a BFA in Graphic Design and a minor in Business Management. She resides in Concord, CA]. In her free time, she likes to travel, paint and bake.
Program Assistant | firstname.lastname@example.org
Margaret Fielder is a senior International Relations student at University of the Pacific’s Schoolof International Studies. Ms. Fielder has had significant experience working with universityorganizations, businesses, law firms, and nonprofits both globally and within California’s CentralValley. Her skills include in-depth research and evaluation, crafting analytical spreadsheets,planning and hosting large scale events, secretarial services, drafting project proposals, contractnegotiation, business accounting, legal and business writing, and knowledge of both Russianand Mandarin Chinese. For the last four years she has been employed by Pacific’s GlobalCenter for Social Entrepreneurship. Within the university, she is a member of the esteemedPacific Legal Scholars Program, Alpha Lambda Delta Professional Honors Fraternity, Pi SigmaAlpha Political Science Honor Society, the Council of University Social Entrepreneurs, a ModelUnited Nations participant, and has made Dean’s Honor Roll every semester of enrollment. Shehas also served on the Promotion & Tenure Committee, and was a member of the Director ofInternational Programs and Services Selection Committee. In her time spent studying abroadin Shanghai and St. Petersburg, she gained not only understanding of diverse cultures andlanguages, but also work experience within China’s largest law firm, Dacheng Law Offices, andthe United Nations Development Program’s “South to South Global Assets and TechnologyExchange”. Ms. Fielder enjoys running, attending social entrepreneurship conferences suchas the Clinton Global Initiative University, and volunteering with local Stockton and Modesto schools and organizations.