spring on campus 2017

Carol Bergman 72F

Carol serves as the vice president of government relations and public affairs for the Legal Services Corporation (LSC), where she has worked since 2012. LSC is a non-profit funded by the federal government to provide free civil legal assistance to poor people. She has worked in federal legislative policy and political advocacy for 35 years in Washington focusing on issues that disproportionately impact poor people and people of color, including criminal justice reform, domestic violence, immigration, and HIV/AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa. In addition to working for several NGOs, she worked in the federal government for ten years as director of legislative affairs for drug policy in the Clinton White House, and counsel for the Committee on Government Operations in the U.S. House of Representatives, under Chairman John Conyers. 

Carol was a resident fellow in the Program on Law and Government at American University's Washington College of Law and is an adjunct professor at George Washington University where she’s taught congressional affairs in the Department of Global Health. She is the single mom of a 19-year-old daughter she adopted in China as a baby. Now that her daughter is in college (Grinnell), Carol has room to add new things in her life, and is especially interested in finding ways to expand internship opportunities in social justice for Hampshire students.


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