Development & Alumni Relations Staff

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

Whitney Lee 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.


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.


Justin Spence

Justin Spence
Associate Director, Alumni Relations
2885 Science & Engineering Hall
E-mail: [email protected]
Tel: 202-994-2536

Justin has a clear passion for alumni affairs and philanthropy, and brings to GW a wealth of experience in volunteer management, event execution, and alumni engagement. Originally from Ohio, Justin is a two-time graduate of The Ohio State University, completing an undergraduate degree in medical anthropology and master’s degree in higher education and student affairs. Justin has worked at multiple institutions known for their highly-engaged alumni, including Ohio State, the College of William and Mary, and most recently Georgetown, where he served as the associate director of regional alliances and developed a strategic engagement plan working with alumni in the technology, entertainment and media industries.


Photo of Sarah ColomaAnna Berman
Development Assistant
2885 Science & Engineering Hall
E-mail:  [email protected]
Tel: 202-994-3061

Anna Berman is the Development Assistant for SEAS, where she supports the team with stewardship, NAC activities, project design and management, and overall operational support. Before joining SEAS, Anna worked at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, where she provided overall support to the development department’s individual giving program. Her prior work experience includes serving as the corporate and institutional giving coordinator at the National Building Museum. Anna holds a Bachelor of Arts in sociology from the College of William and Mary.