Elizabeth is now a Major Gift Officer (Southeastern Region) for the College of LSA and lives in Washington, D.C.!
Elizabeth is a graduate of the Class of 2009. She earned her BA in Communication Studies and Political Science, focusing on the presence of politics in the media. Her campus involvement was mostly focused on her sorority and LSA Student Government. She began her career in development in 2007 when she participated in the inaugural Development Summer Internship Program (D-SIP) created by the University of Michigan. She worked at the Office of Student Publications full-time for a summer, and continued to work there part-time throughout college. In addition to development and alumni relations experience, she also has professional experience in marketing and public relations, having interned for a marketing research company during her senior year of college. She has enjoyed the research approach to the College Connections initiative and loves seeing the change reflected at the University. She is outgoing and loves meeting new people, especially fellow U-M alumni! Because she has not traveled much in her lifetime, she enjoys hearing about others' international journeys. Finally, although she was not a college athlete, she enjoys regular exercise and outdoor activities of all kinds!
Jenny is now a Major Gift Officer (Western Region) for the College of LSA!
Jenny is a recent LSA graduate and a native Michigander. She received her BA in English and Political Science in 2009. Jenny was a Lloyd Hall Scholar and involved with the Sweetland Center for Writing in addition to traveling to Beijing, China as part of the Global Intercultural Experience for Undergraduates. Jenny also participated in social justice programs through the Division of Student Affairs, including Intergroup Relations and the Spectrum Center Ally training program. She spent much of her time on campus involved with Dance Marathon, a student-run nonprofit organization that raises money for pediatric therapy programs and improves the lives of children with disabilities. Jenny has spent her summers in Washington D.C. and New York City completing internships with an urban preservation nonprofit, in the U.S. Senate, and with the William J. Clinton Foundation. These experiences and directed study within her degree prompted her interest in fundraising and education, and she hopes to pursue graduate studies in educational leadership. Jenny enjoys spending her free time drinking coffee, reading anything by author Joan Didion, listening to NPR, and doing yoga.
Tina is now the Director of International Giving at the College of LSA!
Tina is a former LSA Bentley Scholar and a 2007 LSA graduate with a degree in Political Science and a minor in Economics. Her interests in immigration policy led her to the University of Michigan's Ford School of Public Policy where she is currently working on her Master's degree. As an undergraduate at LSA, Tina participated in the Michigan in Washington Program, studied abroad in Madrid and interned at the U.S. Embassy in Kiev, Ukraine. On campus, she valued her experience with the Europa Forum, where she helped organize conferences on issues of US-European interest. After her graduation from LSA, she started working with the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts Development, Marketing, and Communications team, where she developed and launched the College Connections Program. Most recently, Tina returned from a summer internship in Geneva, Switzerland, where she worked with the Refugee and Migrant Affairs Section at the U.S. Mission to United Nations. One day, Tina plans on becoming the future U.S. Ambassador to Albania. In the meantime, Tina vivaciously pursues her three loves: traveling, "bonding" (it's a philosophy!), and reading.
Kathleen is a 2010 LSA graduate and a former Phebe A.I. Howell LSA Scholarship recipient. She earned her Psychology B.S. in Brain, Behavior, and Cognitive Science. Although Kathleen grew up in Colorado, she dreamed of attending the University of Michigan for as far back as she can remember and would not trade her experience for anything in the world! Her interest in health and children drew her to join Dance Marathon, a student-run nonprofit organization that raises money for pediatric rehabilitation programs and improves the lives of children with disabilities. As a Development Summer Internship Program (D-SIP) participant, Kathleen worked in Neurology planning patient conferences. Her experiences with Dance Marathon and D-SIP combined with her love of the University sparked her interest in fundraising and alumni relations. She has been with the College Connections Program since July 2011 and now also manages the LSA Dean's Young Alumni Council (DYAC). Kathleen lives in Ann Arbor with her husband and fellow U-M and LSA alumnus, Tim.