EDITORIAL BOARD

Sara Ojjeh
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M.S. in Fundraising and Grantmaking 

Editor in Chief, PhilanthropyNYU

Sara Ojjeh is a graduate student at New York University where she is the Editor-in-Chief of PhilanthropyNYU. Ojjeh holds a B.S. in Media Culture and Communication with a Production emphasis from New York University. Originally from Geneva, Switzerland, Ojjeh worked with the Swiss Philanthropy Fund and traveled extensively for humanitarian purposes. From 2011 to 2013, Ojjeh managed and built Michael Kors’ corporate social responsibility platform, including a successful partnership with the World Food Program and the “Watch Hunger Stop” campaign. As a DONA certified doula, Ojjeh has a particular interest in maternal health. She currently resides in New York City and submitted her Capstone in May 2015.

Karin Dauch
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M.S. Candidate in Fundraising and Grantmaking

Articles and Outreach Editor, PhilanthropyNYU

Karin Dauch began her career working at the Brazilian national newspaper O Estado de S. Paulo for 5 years before moving to New York City to attend Columbia Journalism School. Upon completion of her Master’s Degree, she worked for Razorfish, a web design consultancy firm as an information architect for 3 years. She then founded and managed DoubleKappa, a web strategy firm with clients such as OXO, Avina Foundation and Audobon Society. For the past 7 years, Dauch has been working as a freelance correspondent for several Brazilian media outlets including radio, magazines and newspapers. Since 2010, she's been an active board member at BrazilFoundation, chairing the communications committee. Dauch attended Univesidade de Sao Paulo (USP, History Major), and graduated in Broadcasting from Faculdade Armando Alvares Penteado (FAAP). Dauch currently attends New York University in pursuit of her MS in Fundraising and Grantmaking. 

Katherine Zeigler
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M.S. Candidate in Fundraising and Grantmaking

Articles Editor, PhilanthropyNYU

Kate Zeigler is in her second semester of the Heyman Center Master of Science program in Fundraising and Grantmaking.  Currently, she works in the Institutional Advancement Department at Professional Children’s School, an independent school for students that pursue professional work in the arts, athletics and more.  She got her start in the fundraising world with internships at American Ballet Theatre and New York City Ballet. For her undergraduate studies she attended both Bryn Mawr College and Brown University, majoring in Literary Arts.  In her spare time, she loves to dance, read and try new types of food with friends. 

Katrina Bandong
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M.S. Candidate in Fundraising and Grantmaking

Articles Editor, PhilanthropyNYU

Katrina is in the graduate program at the Heyman Center for Fundraising and Grantmaking. Currently, as a clinical research coordinator at Weill Cornell Medical College, she is making the transition down a new career path. She posses a strong interest in corporate philanthropy, as well as international development, and has taken on opportunities to volunteer for events and initiatives in her spare time. Katrina enjoys traveling and taking on new and exciting endeavors. 

Jordyn Wolking
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M.S. Candidate in Fundraising and Grantmaking

Articles Editor, PhilanthropyNYU

Jordyn B. Wolking is an Advancement Assistant at The Cornelia Conelly Center in New York and has been at the Center since August 2013. Miss Wolking completed her bachelor's degree at Northwestern Univerity in Education and Social Policy, receiving the Ralph Robinson Scholarship in 2012.  Additionally, she worked as Managing Editor at North by Northwestern.  Currently, Miss Wolking attends graduate school at New York University.

Ruthellen Rubin
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Ruthellen Rubin & Associates
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Philanthropy and Fundraising at New York University
Faculty Advisor, PhilanthropyNYU

Ruthellen is the Director of Development at Louis August Jonas Foundation www.lajf.org. In addition, she provides counsel to nonprofits and philanthropies in the areas of fund development and board governance. She has over twenty years of experience in all aspects of fundraising as a member of several nonprofit and institutional boards and also professionally as a fundraiser and marketing specialist. She is a frequent workshop facilitator and an affiliate consultant for the Support Center for Nonprofit Management. A Professor at NYU's Heyman Center for Philanthropy and Fundraising Ruthellen teaches courses in technology, nonprofit board effectiveness and the annual appeal. 



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