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Living in the Service of Humanity

May 26 @ 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm

Moderator:

Kimberly de los Santos, John C. Bogle ’51 and Burton G. Malkiel *64 Executive Director, Pace Center for Civic Engagement

Panelists:

Paul Haaga ’70, Chairman of the Board, National Public Radio (NPR)

Anne Braghetta ’85, Senior Advisor for Operations, Peace Corps

Raja Krishnamoorthi ’95, Congressman, US House of Representatives

Zhan Okuda-Lim ’15, Director of Policy and Government Relations, The Public Education Foundation

 


 

Moderator


Kimberly de los Santos
John C. Bogle ’51 and Burton G. Malkiel *64 Executive Director, Pace Center for Civic Engagement 

Kimberly de los Santos serves as the Executive Director of the John H. Pace, Jr. ’39 Center for Civic Engagement. She has been at Princeton since 2012, and in 2014, co-chaired the University’s Service and Civic Engagement Self-Study Task Force with Melissa Lane, the Class of 1943 Professor of Politics.

In supporting Princeton’s efforts to make service a central part of the student experience, the Pace Center has broadened the kinds of service opportunities available to students, enhanced connections between students’ internships and their coursework and highlighted the contributions community partners make to student learning.

Before joining Princeton, Kimberly was the associate vice president of university initiatives at Arizona State University. She has lectured on U.S. science and technology policy at ASU and Columbia with Michael Crow, the president of ASU, and has an MPA from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs and a BS from the University of Arizona.

Kimberly and her husband, Jorge, have three children currently learning from home.

 

Panelists

 

Paul Haaga ’70
Chairman of the Board, National Public Radio (NPR)

Paul Haaga ’70 majored in Economics at Princeton, worked as a research assistant to the late Professor Dwight Jaffee and played rugby. After Princeton he received a JD from the University of Pennsylvania Law School and his MBA from Wharton School while working as a law clerk at Vanguard Group. After graduation, he spent his entire professional life involved with mutual funds—first as a senior attorney at the Securities and Exchange Commission in the division regulating mutual funds and advisers, then as a partner in a DC law firm representing funds and their advisers and directors and finally at Capital Research and Management Company in Los Angeles, from which he retired as chair of the board in 2012. His non-profit involvements began early in his career. He and his wife, Heather, were among the founders of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial and he has had many roles at Princeton including class major gifts chair, Class of 1970 President, rugby endowment board member, Schools Committee interviewer and he now serves on the Princeton Board as chair of the Grounds and Buildings Committee. He is chair of the board of National Public Radio (acting CEO 2013-4) and vice chair of Ralph M. Parsons Foundation. He has served as chair of the board of overseers of Penn Law School, board chair of Polytechnic School in Pasadena CA, board chair of LA County Natural History Museum, trustee of the Huntington Library, trustee of Georgetown Preparatory School and director of Salzburg Global Seminar. He has taught at Stanford Law School, run 21 marathons and coached 30 youth soccer and basketball teams. His spouse of 41 years Heather Haaga (Vassar ’72) serves as board chair of The African Wildlife Foundation.

 

Anne Braghetta ’85
Senior Advisor for Operations, Peace Corps 

With the unofficial slogan ‘The toughest job you’ll ever love,’ the Peace Corps offers a compelling call to service. Anne Braghetta ’85 joined the Peace Corps in Ecuador to design water systems and promote community public health in the Andean highlands. After Peace Corps, she obtained a doctorate in environmental engineering and worked in international environmental consulting for nearly a decade.

In 2004, Anne moved with her growing family to Guatemala, where she coordinated public health promotion for the NGO Water for People and launched the Peace Corps’ disaster response program in the aftermath of Hurricane Stan.  Shifting gears to a different form of service, she and her husband joined the State Department as Foreign Service Officers, leading to postings in Brazil, where she managed U.S. regional environmental policy in South America, and to Poland, where she covered environment and economic development.

In 2015, Anne was appointed Peace Corps Country Director for Costa Rica. For Anne, living the Peace Corps’ mission of world peace and friendship is a gift that inspires every day through the creative collaboration of Peace Corps Volunteers, host country staff and local partners.

Anne and her husband Tim are the lucky parents of three amazing young men.

 

Raja Krishnamoorthi ’95
Congressman, U.S. House of Representatives 

Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi was elected in November 2016 to represent the 8th District of Illinois, which includes the west and northwest suburbs of Chicago. Raja serves on the Oversight Committee, for which he is also the Chairman of the Subcommittee on Economic and Consumer Policy, as well as on the House Intelligence Committee. In addition to this committee work, Raja was selected as an Assistant Whip and serves on the Steering and Policy Committee.

Raja is the child of immigrants and was reared in Peoria, Illinois.  He attended public schools in Peoria and was a valedictorian of his high school class.  Scholarships and student loans allowed Raja to graduate summa cum laude from Princeton University with a degree in mechanical engineering and a certificate from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public Policy. He then graduated with honors from Harvard Law School and clerked for a federal judge before practicing law in Chicago.

Raja pursued public service while practicing law and was appointed by Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan as a Special Assistant Attorney General to help start the state’s Public Integrity Unit created to root out corruption in Illinois. After his time in the Illinois Treasurer’s Office, Raja returned to the private sector, serving as president of research-oriented small businesses developing technology in the national security and renewable energy industries. Raja also served as the Vice-Chair of the Illinois Innovation Council and co-founded InSPIRE, a non-profit that provides inner-city students and veterans with training in solar technology.

Raja and his wife, Priya, a physician, live in Schaumburg with their two sons and daughter.

 

Zhan Okuda-Lim ’15
Director of Policy and Government Relations, The Public Education Foundation 

A native Nevadan, Zhan Okuda-Lim serves in his hometown Las Vegas as Director of Policy and Government Relations at The Public Education Foundation, the regional philanthropy supporting educators, students and families. He annually guides 100 teacher leaders, principals, senior school district administrators, business leaders and state government officials in the Foundation’s leadership programs in tackling pressing education issues, including expanding access to rigorous courses, improving feedback and coaching for educators and recruiting and mentoring educators of color.

Since Nevada school campuses closed in March, Zhan has supported the Foundation’s community response, which includes raising over $600,000 to expand students’ computer and internet access for distance learning, partnering with other nonprofits to distribute over 20,000 kits of books and academic resources to families, supporting teachers and principals with academic and leadership resources to navigate ongoing challenges and awarding a Foundation-record-setting $2.7 million in scholarships to over 600 students to support their post-secondary endeavors.

A proud graduate of public schools, Zhan’s passion for public service was sparked during the Great Recession, when as a high school student leader, he mobilized fellow students to advocate for critical public education funding and elevate students’ voices to local and state leaders. Zhan is an incoming Doctoral Fellow in the Ph.D. in Policy Analysis program at the Pardee RAND Graduate School and incoming Policy Researcher at the RAND Corporation. He earned his M.P.A. from the University of Pennsylvania, Ed.M. in education policy and management from Harvard, and A.B. from the Wilson School. Zhan serves as 2015 Alumni Class Secretary and on the Class Affairs and Executive Committees of the Alumni Council.

Details

Date:
May 26
Time:
4:00 pm - 5:15 pm
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Venue

Princeton University
Princeton, NJ 08540 United States
Phone:
(609) 258 - 3000