Emma Bush, EdD joined the SEMI Foundation as Sr. Program Manager in October 2022. Emma supports Foundation leadership in coordinating strategies, partnerships, and programs that expand and strengthen workforce development, opportunities for apprenticeships, pre-apprenticeships, and other career pathway strategies within the microelectronics industry.
Emma Jean Bush is a consultant, professional advisor, and resource for leaders in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors. She resides in Dallas, TX and is an avid lifelong learner holding a Doctor of Education, Master’s in Public Administration, and a Bachelor of Science degree.
Emma’s track record includes leadership in Chuck Colson’s organization–Prison Fellowship Ministry (PFM), American Red Cross, and Boys and Girls Clubs of America. Her work has been acclaimed and gained recognition from the American Corrections Association, Department of Corrections, and Department of Labor in various states, the White House Office of Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships, U.S. Department of Labor, Baylor University Research Institute, and more. Outside of professional interests, she enjoys jogging, baking, reading, Western cinema, volunteer work, traveling, and time with family and friends.
Berton Mahardja joined the SEMI Foundation in September 2021 as Senior Manager, Global Education Initiatives. Berton will help envision, design, and lead the expansion of current programs and the creation of new programs that support STEM learning for students and adults. He will evolve, deliver, and grow successful global programs, build relationships with member companies and educational institutions, and enhance the impact and effectiveness of all of SEMI Foundation’s education programs.
Before joining SEMI, Berton led a successful school turnaround as the Vice Principal at Redwood High School in Redwood City, California that decreased school policy violations by 89%, lowered school suspensions by 70%, and raised attendance rates by 18%. Prior to that position, Berton served as Director of Teacher Engagement at Teach for America, and as a Special Education Teacher, Resource Specialist for San Jose Unified School District. Berton enjoys skiing, traveling, and cooking.