Carmencita Whonder

Member, Board of Trustees

Carmencita Whonder is policy director at Brownstein Hayatt Faber Schreck, the leading lobbying and law firm in the United States. She was previously the staff director for the Senate Subcommittee on Housing, Transportation, and Community Development and the principal advisor on the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee to US Senate Democratic Leader Charles E. Schumer.

Whonder was also part of the six-member team to launch the Gates Millennium Scholars Program, a $1 billion education initiative of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.