I grew up in Texas and Oklahoma before coming up to Oxford to read PPE as an undergraduate Visiting Student at New College. After completing my BA in Political Science and Classics at The University of Tulsa, I worked as a Junior Landman in the oil and gas industry before returning to the UK for postgraduate study at ‘The Other Place’ – completing both an MPhil in Political Thought & Intellectual History and PhD in History at King’s College, Cambridge.
My career in alumni relations and development actually began while I was a graduate student at King’s – in the final year of my doctorate studies I started volunteering for a few days a week in the College’s Development Office – and I haven’t looked back since.
Since returning to Oxford I’ve been able to experience a variety of colleges: first Jesus, then Mansfield and finally Magdalen, where I worked with major-gift donors to support a number of key areas and managed the College’s North America alumni and fund-raising activities. I’ve also spent some time ‘Up the Hill’ – creating and managing the development function at Oxford Brookes University.
I joined The Queen’s College as Director of Development in early 2019 and have responsibility for the Old Members’ Office, which includes developing and leading on the College’s fund-raising strategy. In 2020 I was elected to a Supernumerary Fellowship and I work closely and regularly with other members of the College’s Governing Body and senior leadership to build and maintain relationships with Queen’s Old Members and friends.
The College remains grateful to those who have chosen to support it throughout the years, and as the Director of Development I’m always happy to meet and work with donors and potential donors interested in bringing their interests and philanthropy into alignment with Queen’s mission, vision and priorities.
If you would like to learn more about the College’s current priorities or discuss how you might be able to support Queen’s either now or in the future, please get in touch.