Resume

EDUCATION

 

1998 - 2002

Harvard College                                                                                                                             Cambridge, MA

AB, cum laude, in Government.  John Harvard Scholarship for superior academic achievement. President of Pre-Law Society; Officer of Crimson Key Society and Eliot House Committee.

2006 - 2008

2004 - 2005

Columbia University, Teachers College                                                                                            New York, NY

  • MEd in Politics and Education, Department of Organization and Leadership; Earned 8/08, GPA: 3.92

  • MA in Higher and Post-Secondary Ed, Dept. of Organization and Leadership; Earned 2/06, GPA: 3.97

 

2010 - 2012

New York University, Stern School of Business                                                                                New York, NY

MBA with specializations in: Finance (4.0), Leadership & Change Management (3.9) and Strategy (3.8).  Beta Gamma Sigma honors society. TA in Negotiations for Management and Organizations Department Chair; TA in Statistics.

 

 

EXPERIENCE

Columbia University                                                                                                                          New York, NY

 

2015 - Present

Executive Director for Campaign Planning and Analysis, Office of Alumni and Development

  • Serve as internally focused strategic consultant and senior leader in campaign planning; determine long-range strategies to elevate overall University fundraising program

  • Partner with Alumni and Development (A&D) staff and academic leadership of 21 schools/units to build campaign: strategies, targets, goals, metrics, priorities, reporting and tracking systems, launch plan, office-wide Town Halls and retreats, communications and marketing plans, newsletters, operations, gift tables, prospect development and pipeline, timetables, events and analyses

 

2012 - 2015

Director of Communications & Projects, Office of the President

  • Managed team to coordinate, draft, edit and send correspondence on behalf of President Lee Bollinger and the Office of the President at Columbia University, including email, letters, thank you notes, invitations, congratulatory and condolence notes, University-wide mass correspondence and announcements to myriad constituents including deans, direct reports, faculty, donors, prospects, alumni, students, parents, administrators, community members, among others

  • Generated briefings for all presidential meetings, which included: conducting research, compiling contextual correspondence and other relevant documents, coordinating with multiple teams and offices around the University, formatting properly, and incorporating edits, often on very limited timeframe

  • Implemented overhauls in systems and processes, including: creation of correspondence database; organization of shared drive for tens of thousands of current and historical documents; construction of new database with external vendor to manage correspondence, briefings, meetings, visitors, invitations, and archives; system of process documents to capture team and office work flow for ease of transitions and hiring of new employees

 

2011 - 2012

Columbia Law School                                                                                                            NEW YORK, NY

Director of Annual Giving, Office of Development and Alumni Relations

  • Managed five-person team of front-line fundraising Annual Giving Officers (AGOs)

  • Exceeded $5.1m FY12 goal with 13% increase in donors and 6% increase in dollars over FY11

  • Constructed portfolios for newly created AGO positions by strategizing which alumni should comprise prospect pools; built queries to extract designated populations from the database; and systematized how pools were divided among AGOs and refreshed over time 

 

2009 - 2011

New York University                                                                                                                          New York, NY

Major Gifts Officer for GSAS and Science, University Development and Alumni Relations

 

2005 - 2009

Columbia Business School                                                                                                               New York, NY

Associate Director of Individual Giving, Reunion Gifts, External Relations and Development

Assistant Director of Individual Giving, External Relations and Development

Student Affairs Officer, EMBA-Global Americas

 

2006 - Present

Harvard College Fund                                                        

National Participation Chair, 5-Year Reunion, 10-Year Reunion, and Non-Reunion Years

 

2006 - Present

Harvard College Alumni Interviewer                                                                                                 New York, NY

Committee Co-chair

2002 - 2003

The American School of Madrid                                                                                                       Madrid, Spain