San Pedro, CA — Today, Los Angeles County Supervisor Janice Hahn is congratulating her long-time friend and commissioner, Dr. Carmen Estrada Schaye, on her appointment today by President Joe Biden to the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board. Dr. Estrada Schaye is a resident of Rolling Hills who had previously served as Hahn’s appointee to the Los Angeles County Women and Girls Initiative Governing Board and currently serves as her appointee to the Los Angeles County Small Business Commission.
“I want to congratulate my friend, Dr. Carmen Estrada Schaye, on this prestigious appointment by President Biden to the Fulbright Scholarship Board,” said Supervisor Janice Hahn. “I have known Carmen for decades and I know how seriously she takes public service. She has repeatedly stepped up to serve as my commissioner at the local level and now she will be serving at the pleasure of the President.”
The J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board supervises the Fulbright Program and certain programs authorized by the Fulbright-Hays Act and for the purpose of selecting students, scholars, teachers, trainees, and other persons to participate in the educational exchange programs. Appointed by the President, the 12-member Board meets quarterly in Washington, DC. The Board establishes worldwide policies and procedures for the Program and issues an annual report on the state of the Program. Board members include Donna Brazile and former Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Alphonso Jackson.
“I’m proud and honored to be a member of the Fulbright Scholarship Board and I shall represent the values and educational achievements of our country,” said Dr. Carmen Estrada Schaye.
Dr. Carmen Estrada Schaye earned a doctorate in Institutional Management at Pepperdine University, preceded by two master’s degree and a BA cum laude from Cal State Northridge. She was an Assistant Professor at Cal State University. Estrada Schaye also served as a community college Dean of Academic Affairs. Estrada Schaye is the recipient of the California State Senate Woman of Distinction, which recognizes trailblazing women for their impact on their communities.
Estrada Schaye is currently the national first Vice President of Diversity for the National Women’s Political Caucus in Washington, DC. She conducts a monthly symposium on women’s issues featuring state and nationally prominent women and serves as a Commissioner for Supervisor Hahn on the the LA County Small Business Commission. She formerly served as a Commissioner for Supervisor Hahn on the Los Angeles County Women and Girl’s Initiative. Estrada Schaye teaches NWPC National Diversity Campaign Training and was instrumental in developing a nationwide curriculum for diversity campaign instruction. In Los Angeles she was recently the President of Center Theater Group Affiliates at the West Coast’s largest theater complex. She is a businesswoman who owns Historic Home Restorations, a company dedicated to the restoration and preservation of historic residences throughout the United States. She co-created and actively manages with her husband, Dr. Gordon Schaye, Grant Rivers Productions LLC in Los Angeles, devoted to the production of original films and TV programs.