Certificate Training Series Inaugural Cohort

David Onek

David Onek is CEO of the Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund (SV2). David previously served as Executive Director of the Northern California Innocence Project at Santa Clara Law School and as Deputy Director of San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom’s Office of Criminal Justice. He also taught at UC Berkeley Law School and served as Executive Director of the UC Berkeley Center for Criminal Justice.

Earlier in his career, David worked for the W. Haywood Burns Institute for Juvenile Justice Fairness and Equity, Legal Services for Children, and the National Council on Crime and Delinquency. He is a graduate of Stanford Law School and Brown University, and lives in San Francisco’s Bernal Heights neighborhood with his wife Kara Dukakis and their two daughters.