Patrice Berry


Patrice's mission is to disrupt the opportunity gaps that deny historically resilient communities the transformative power of education and economic empowerment. As Co-Founder of AssistHub, Patrice is building a tech-enabled, people-powered organization in Oakland, CA that eases the process of obtaining public benefits and other economic opportunities in California. Before AssistHub, Patrice served as an Executive Advisor to former Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf, where she led a postsecondary and workforce success strategy that emphasized the importance of equity-driven innovation and systems-change.

Prior to Oakland, Patrice was the Director of College Track East Palo Alto, and the director of a student success center in Philadelphia, where she co-founded Leaders of Change - a paid internship program that trains Pell-eligible, aspiring first generation college students in social entrepreneurship. Patrice earned her BA in political science from Swarthmore College and holds an MEd from the University of Pennsylvania. She currently serves on the Board for both Hack The Hood and Moneythink, and is an alum of 4.0 Schools, the Fast Forward Accelerator, and Camelback Ventures. Patrice was also selected as a 2022 Roddenberry Fellow.


MSEd, University of Pennsylvania

BA, Swarthmore College