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Jun 2015Present

Philanthropy Coordinator

The Nature Conservancy
  • Manage all philanthropy operations, event coordination and prospect research

Apr 2013Jun 2015

Senior Development Specialist

West Virginia University Foundation

Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center


  • Work closely with senior leadership to develop and implement a comprehensive plan to acquire vital philanthropic support for the Cancer Center
  • Coordinate all aspects of the annual Gala celebration which brings in thousands of dollars in revenue each year
  • Develop and lead a strong annual sustainability program including direct mail, electronic pieces, campaigns and events
  • Work closely with major/annual donors and prospects to develop strong ties to the Cancer Center
  • Perform stewardship activities with donors including regular outreach and reporting
  • Assist in writing grant proposals to foundations and corporations
  • Manage the Office of Philanthropy's day-to-day operations including gift acknowledgements, deposits, invoices, and directing philanthropy-related communication efforts
  • Supervise the Public Relations Manager and a student worker


  • Increased Gala event sponsorship by approximately $50K in the first year coordinating the event and an additional $50K the following year
  • Developed the Pink Party to benefit Bonnie’s Bus which raised approximately $30K in its first year
  • Increased Bonnie’s Bus fundraising dollars by over $100K in first year leading those efforts
  • Worked with MBRCC and WVUF leadership to develop a comprehensive Grateful Patient Program for the MBRCC
May 2011Apr 2013

Program Specialist

West Virginia University

School of Pharmacy, Office of Experiential Learning 


  • Coordinated all administrative and operational aspects of the Office of Experiential Learning
  • Placed students in internships across the state and managed their progress
  • Provided assistance and support to students while they completed their service learning projects
  • Administrator of an online information management system, E*Value
  • Wrote and published the preceptor newsletter, Preceptor Today, on a quarterly basis
  • Maintained positive relationships with hundreds of preceptors across the state and region


  • Coordinated the integration of E*Value into all aspects of the experiential learning curriculum
  • Fully designed E*Value training materials for different groups of users
  • Spearheaded the transition to electronic documentation for the Office of Experiential Learning
Jul 2009Apr 2011

Administrative Assistant

West Virginia University

Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center 


  • Provided high-level administrative support to the Cancer Center’s Deputy Director
  • Coordinated the day-to-day activities and special projects related to various scientific/clinical/educational programs including the Alexander B. Osborn Hematopoietic Malignancy and Transplantation Program, Bonnie’s Bus and the Cancer Cell Biology Program


  • Developed and managed the first annual Osborn Program scientific retreat
  • Managed the creation of the first Bonnie’s Bus annual report
Feb 2009Jul 2009

Office Support II (Temporary Placement)

West Virginia University

College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences 

  • Assisted with clerical and administrative duties to support the Dean, Office Administrator and departmental staff
Jan 2008May 2008


Arthurdale Heritage, Inc.

Service learning internship with West Virginia University's Center for Civic Engagement

  • Assisted the Executive Director with the day-to-day operations, grant work and public relations



Master of Science, Adult Education

Kansas State Univerity

Current GPA: 4.0 

Coursework completed:

  • Introduction to Adult Education
  • Adult Learners and Technology
  • Quality Programs and Staff Management
  • Social Media and the 21st Century Adult Learner
  • Characteristics of the Adult Learner

May 2008

Regents Bachelor of Arts, Communication Studies Emphasis

West Virginia University

Coursework in communication studies (organizational communication emphasis), English (writing/editing and literature), counseling, sociology, psychology, education

  • Magna Cum Laude Graduate (2008)
  • 3.64 Overall GPA
  • Golden Key International Honour Society (honorary)
  • National Exemplary Scholars in Service (service honorary)
  • Gamma Beta Phi (service honorary)
  • Eberly College of Arts & Sciences Certificate of Achievement (multiple semesters)
  • President’s and Dean’s List Certificate Recipient (multiple semesters)

Professional Conferences Attended

2014: National Association of Cancer Center Development Officers Annual Conference;          Columbus, OH 

2011: E*Value User Conference; Minneapolis, MN

Training Sessions Completed

2014: West Virginia University Supervisor Training 

2013: Association of Fundraising Professionals Fundamentals of Fundraising 

2012: Introduction to Dreamweaver and HTML

2012: SOLE 10 

2011: CMS Desk 

2010: Reference Manager 

2010: Abbreviated Biomedical Research

2009: Advanced Microsoft PowerPoint

2009: Advanced Microsoft Word


Nov 2010Nov 2020

Notary Public

State of WV