Kai Carter is the program officer for the Foundation’s Agriculture, Livelihoods, and Conservation (ALC) strategy, grantmaking at the intersection of people and the planet. She joined the Foundation in 2014 to manage the development of this strategy as well as other special projects for the Organizational Effectiveness program.
Prior to joining the Foundation, Kai managed clean energy and safe water projects in Africa, Asia, and Latin America for Impact Carbon and served as an analyst for the U.S. Government Accountability Office. Kai has a B.A. in International Relations from Brown University, a Master of Public Policy from the Harvard University Kennedy School of Government, and a postgraduate diploma in Development Studies from the University of the South Pacific. In her free time Kai serves on the Board of Managers for the Downtown Oakland YMCA and as a volunteer advisor for the organization’s Youth & Government and Model United Nations programs.