Program Officer and Interim Initiative Lead, Forests, People, Climate
Agriculture, Livelihoods, and Conservation
David and Lucile Packard Foundation
Kai Carter is the program officer for the Foundation’s Agriculture, Livelihoods, and Conservation Initiative. She joined the Foundation in 2014 to manage the development of this strategy as well as grantmaking and evaluation for the Organizational Effectiveness team and other special projects.
Prior to joining the Foundation, Kai managed the implementation and assessment of a portfolio clean energy and safe water projects in Africa and Asia for Impact Carbon. Previously, she served as an analyst for the U.S. Government Accountability Office in Washington DC, where she conducted reviews of federal programs and multilateral organizations related to international affairs, foreign aid, social assistance, and natural resources.
Kai has a B.A. from Brown University in International Relations, 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.