Cama Charlet was named manager of early childhood workforce initiatives at the Buffett Early Childhood Institute in 2021. In her role, she assists leadership in guiding and managing current and new initiatives within the Workforce Planning and Development unit. As the work across the state and engagement with the workforce continues, Charlet will help lead these efforts. In collaboration with communications and marketing, she is also taking increasing responsibility to assist with public will and commitment as the Institute engages early childhood professionals and others about the importance of elevating the early childhood workforce. Charlet began working at the Institute in 2015 as an educational facilitator for the Superintendents' Early Childhood Plan and later joined the Workforce Planning and Development staff as a program specialist. The Southern California native graduated from the University of Nebraska ̶ Lincoln in 2003 with a bachelor of science in education and a teaching endorsement in elementary education. She earned a master’s degree in educational leadership from Doane College in 2011. She taught in Omaha Public Schools, in Illinois, and in Millard Public Schools before joining the Buffett Institute in 2015 as an educational facilitator.