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Rubayi Estes

Rubayi Estes is a community investment officer at the Santa Barbara Foundation, specializing in the education sector. She also works as an evaluation coordinator to increase learning within the organization and capacity among grantees to collect and share knowledge.

Working across multiple sectors throughout her career, Rubayi most recently served as a consultant for organizations including Open Health Systems Laboratory, Save the Children, OXFAM International, and the Orfalea Foundation. She has a strong grasp on public policy and processes, strategic planning, grant management, evaluation frameworks, and human resource management.

Rubayi completed her master’s degree in international environmental policy at the Monterey Institute of International Studies, with a focus on organizational development and evaluation for nonprofit organizations. She also holds a bachelor’s degree in global studies and a minor in conflict resolution from the University of California, Santa Barbara.
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