Jalpa Patel Northern California Partnerships Manager Building High Impact Partnerships. As the Northern California Regional Partnerships Manager, Jalpa Patel lead’s REDF’s work to build and strengthen the Bay Area social enterprise community. This work includes convening social enterprise leaders, leveraging public-private partnerships to increase capital and opportunities for social enterprises, and building social enterprise capacity through funding and advisory services. Before joining REDF, Jalpa spent four years at United Way in various roles, including Director of Rise Together, a partnership of over 250 Bay Area organizations working together to cut poverty in the region – an experience which is greatly informing her work at REDF. Jalpa was born and raised in Leicester, England. She received her B.A. in Sociology and Politics at the University of Northampton and her M.A. in International Relations at the University of Leicester, England. Prior to moving to San Francisco in 2012, she worked as a Child Protection Coordinator for Leicestershire Police Department as a case manager for at-risk children. In her free time Jalpa enjoys cooking and traveling.