Savannah Portillo Heap

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CPD Managing Director

Savannah has worked at the Institute of International Studies for three years. She began her career as a student assistant at UC Berkeley, and spent her senior year interning at NPR in Washington D.C. She is currently the Secretariat for the International Alliance of Research Universities. Savannah holds a degree from UC Berkeley in Political Economy with a concentration in Socioeconomic Inequality in the United States.  Savannah became the CPD Managing Director in August 2017.  She manages the operations and financial matters of the Center, plans and executes CPD events, and administers fellowships and scholarships awarded by the Center. She manages all grants held at CPD.