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Linda Assante Carrasco ’90, a partner with Jasper Ridge Partners investment management firm in Menlo Park, Calif., was elected to the Board of Trustees May 24 and will begin a four-year term July 1.

Linda Assante Carrasco ’90

Linda Assante Carrasco ’90

Formerly Oak Hill Investment Management, Jasper Ridge Partners provides discretionary investment management services and customized solutions to prominent families, foundations, and global institutions. The firm manages approximately $10 billion across all major asset classes, including private equity, venture capital, hedge funds, real estate, natural resources, public equity, and fixed income.  Carrasco’s primary responsibility is for manager selection and portfolio construction in real assets.

Prior to joining Jasper Ridge Partners, Carrasco was a principal with The Townsend Group, responsible for advising clients on constructing real estate investment portfolios, including the sourcing and evaluation of investment managers. She was also responsible for maintaining the firm’s expertise in Asian real estate. Previously, she was a vice president of JPMorgan and its head of West Coast Real Estate, Lodging & Gaming Investment Banking.

For Lafayette, Carrasco has served as a board associate since 2011, a member of the Development and Alumni Relations Committee, and a member of the West Coast Advisory Council. She has hosted students for externships through Lafayette Career Services. In 2012, she and her husband Marc established the Global Learning and Community Engagement Fund. She graduated with an A.B. in economics and business.

Carrasco served as a member of the editorial advisory boards of the Domestic, High Return and Global publications of the Institutional Real Estate Letter, is an active member of the Pension Real Estate Association, and serves as a board member of the James Campbell Company, a private real estate firm based in Hawaii.

She resides in Moraga, Calif., with her husband and two children.

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  1. Catherine R. Perricone, Professor emerita, Foreign Languages and Literatures says:

    Although retired for many years from Lafayette, I continue to follow its progress. It was my privilege as Dept. Head to meet with the Board on various occasions, and I am pleased that you will add your expertise to a group that works so efficiently and well for the College.
    Best wishes!

  2. Greg MacDonald says:


    On behalf of the Admissions & Financial Aid office, congratulations on your appointment to the Board of Trustees! We look forward to working with you in this new role, and of course, continuing to ramp up brand awareness and enrollment from the west coast.

    Greg MacDonald

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