"In donor relations, I get to talk to students and faculty about their work and to share this information with donors so they can see the difference their gifts make. What's better than that? I have more than 20 years of experience writing in non-profit and academic settings, both in communications and development. A PhD in English from the University of Southern California and eight years of college teaching have given me a thorough understanding of higher education issues directly affecting students, faculty, and staff from the inside. I choose to work in development for the impact my work has on the ability of my friends to do their jobs educating tomorrow’s world citizens."