Development & Alumni Relations Staff

Deanah

Deanah McLeod
Assistant Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations
2885 Science & Engineering Hall
E-mail: [email protected]
Tel: 202-994-8474

Deanah McLeod is the assistant vice president for development and alumni relations in the SEAS Office of Development and Alumni Relations. In this role she develops strategic initiatives for the school’s Development team and works closely with SEAS alumni nationally to engage them with philanthropic and volunteer initiatives throughout SEAS. Deanah’s development background includes individual fundraising; corporate, foundation, and government relations; and sponsored research.  She has worked in diverse sectors including higher education, youth development, and social service organizations.

Deanah received a dual concentration M.B.A in marketing management and international business, as well as a Bachelor of Arts in communications with a minor in Spanish from Pace University. She is motivated by a deep-seated desire to enhance access to quality education for all students.


Durriyyah

Durriyyah Jackson
Associate Director, Development & Alumni Relations
2885 Science & Engineering Hall
E-mail: [email protected]
Tel: 202-994-4036

As associate director of development, Durriyyah Jackson manages a portfolio of major-gift prospects and serves as liaison to the SEAS National Advisory Council. In this role, she engages SEAS alumni in the Washington, D.C. area to facilitate volunteer engagement as well as cultivate philanthropic support for the school’s priorities. Durriyyah joined SEAS in 2011 and is a proud native Washingtonian. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in German Language and Literature from GW and is a certified project management professional.


Photo of Sarah LyonSarah Lyon
Associate Director, Alumni Relations
2885 Science & Engineering Hall
E-mail:  [email protected]
Tel: 202-994-1858

Sarah Lyon joined SEAS in July 2019, having previously served as GWSB's alumni relations coordinator. Prior to joining the GW Development and Alumni Relations team, Sarah served as the communications associate at The Potomac School, a private, K-12 day school in McLean, VA. She holds a bachelor's degree in sociology from Colby College and received her master's degree in higher education from the University of Pennsylvania. In her spare time, Sarah (a DC-area native) enjoys spending time with family, authoring an interior design blog, and reading. She is thrilled to be a part of the GW community!


Photo of Sarah ColomaSarah Coloma
Senior Administrative Associate
2885 Science & Engineering Hall
E-mail:  [email protected]
Tel: 202-994-8474

Sarah Coloma is the senior administrative associate for SEAS, where she supports the assistant vice president for development and alumni relations. Before joining SEAS, Sarah worked for Georgetown University as its third year medical school educational coordinator. Prior to that, she worked for several nonprofits in the Washington, DC area.

Sarah holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Virginia Commonwealth University in economics with a minor in gender, sexuality, and women’s studies. She is currently pursuing a Master of Health Administration degree from GW.