Development & Alumni Relations Staff

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Whitney Sweat
Director, Development
2885 Science & Engineering Hall
E-mail:  [email protected]
Tel: 202-994-4051

Whitney Sweat joined SEAS in November 2019 as the director of development. In this role, she works to expand the network of graduates, families, and friends supporting the School. Prior to joining SEAS, Whitney worked in development with The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, The American Red Cross, and Vanderbilt University. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in marketing from Alabama A&M University and a Master of Science degree in marketing from Florida State University. She is originally from Nashville, TN, and is thrilled to be working in the nation’s capital.


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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.


Patrick White
Associate Director, Development
2885 Science & Engineering Hall
E-mail: [email protected]
Tel: 202-994-4121


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Sarah 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.