Jilliann Rodriguez M’Barki brings more than 20 years of experience in higher education. Jilliann’s development career began at her alma mater Hofstra University, followed by 15 years at Columbia University in leadership roles in student affairs, research administration, and constituent engagement. She received an MS in fundraising and nonprofit management and an EdM in higher and postsecondary education from Columbia University. Most recently, she served as the director of development in the College of Letters & Science at the University of California, Berkeley.
My life changed dramatically when my son Saiid was born in 2016. Like most new parents, the immense joy I felt was coupled with an intense concern for providing him with the best life possible. As a native New Yorker, I knew that raising a child in the city wasn’t impossible, but I also knew […]