Ellie Cachette (’06, Political Science) is the first recipient of Humboldt State University’s Recent Distinguished Alumni Award.
Passionate about public health, Cachette was recognized by the California State Senate as an “Outstanding Educator” in AIDS and public health, prior to attending Humboldt State and continues to be active in public health communities. She received several scholarships including KRON4’s Beating the Odds.
After years of startup investing and experience, Cachette now specializes in early stage venture capital investing, often blogging about venture as an asset class or other trends on her website. In 2021 Cachette spearheaded a scholarship in her father’s memory available to Humboldt State students in need of support from low income backgrounds pursuing careers in public health.
Cachette resides in Miami, Florida and collaborates often with Humboldt’s endowment and planning processes.