Carly Straus

Carly_Straus_headshotCarly Straus, CDFI Program Intern
Branch Location: Oakland, CA
Hometown: Oakland, CA
Education: B.A. Candidate in Peace and Conflict Studies (Human Rights Minor) at the University of California, Berkeley (expected May 2016)

Biography: Carly Straus is a rising senior at UC Berkeley majoring in Peace and Conflict Studies with a minor in Human Rights. Last summer, she worked in community development as a member of Local Initiatives Support Corporation’s (LISC) Policy Team in Washington, DC. She has also interned at Bend the Arc and Alliance for Justice, two Bay Area progressive advocacy organizations. Outside of class and work, she enjoys singing with her a capella group on campus and exploring the Bay Area. She just returned from a semester in Madrid, and is excited to be working in Oakland and making a difference in her hometown.

Project Description: Under the guidance of the Social and Environmental Impact Analyst, Carly will conduct research and help prepare the CDFI FA application narrative and accompanying workbook. Carly may also help develop and implement systems to track data for award compliance reporting, and produce materials to educate Bank and Foundation staff about the CDFI Program.

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