Ms. Carla Rapp
Independent Sales Rep, Stella & Dot
Carla Hamilton Rapp joins the Berger Institute as a long-time community volunteer, business owner, and mother of two. Formerly a healthcare management consultant with Ernst & Young and The Camden Group in Los Angeles, Carla currently lives and works part-time in Northern California with her husband and two boys, ages 11 and 15. Opting out of the workforce early in her career, Carla is keenly aware of the challenges facing women reentering the workforce after significant time away. She is excited to join the advisory board and support the Berger Institute’s mission to directly impact policy and research regarding work-family issues. Striving to find the ideal work-life balance, Carla started working part-time from home a few years ago, importing and selling artisan ceramics from Spain with her company, Costa Bella Home. She has since launched a new jewelry business as an independent sales representative for Stella & Dot. She enjoys selling jewelry through private trunk shows and training a team of fellow stylists. Carla volunteers her time as a scholarship mentor, translator for English-learners and their families, and promoting literacy through her work in the classroom and greater community. Through various board, committee and team roles, Carla has been an active fundraiser for both public and private schools, her parish, the Junior League and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. She currently serves on the board of National Junior Basketball’s SLAM Foothill Chapter. Carla graduated from CMC with a B.A. in International Relations and Latin American Studies and is bilingual in Spanish. Growing up in the military, she has lived across the U.S. and abroad in the Philippines and South America. She has studied nutrition, and remains interested in various public health issues. Carla especially enjoys traveling, hiking, yoga, reading and spending summers in Maine with her husband and children.