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Alex Budak

Center for Social Sector Leadership
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Academic Status: On duty
Personal Homepage: http://alexbudak.com
Curriculum Vitae (in PDF format, Acrobat Reader required)
LinkedIn Profile


MPP, Georgetown University
B.A. (Political Science & Geography), UCLA

Positions Held

At Haas since 2016

2019- present Lecturer
2017- present Changemaker in Residence, Berkeley Haas
2016- present Co-Director Berkeley Haas Global Access Program
2011- present Co-founder (now advisor), StartSomeGood
2013-15 Country Director, Sweden at Reach for Change

External Service and Assignments

  • Member, World Economic Forum Expert Network: Social Innovation
  • Board Member, Konnexio (present)
  • Board Member, Peppy Pals (2016-present)
  • Member, Sandbox Network

Current Research and Interests

  • Social Entrepreneurship
  • Leadership
  • Social Innovation
  • Leadership for Change


UGBA 192N.1: Becoming a Changemaker

Honors and Awards

  • UCLA’s Recent Graduate of the Year (2017)
  • Real Leaders Magazine 100 Visionary Leaders for a Better World
  • Diplomatic Courier’s Foreign Policy Top 99 under 33
  • Friends of Europe: Top 10 North American Young Leader under 40
  • YouthActionNet Global Fellow, Social Enterprise

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