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Alison Coppelman serves as the Associate Dean for Alumni Relations & Development at Harris. In this role, she oversees a variety of programs and strategies designed to maximize philanthropic support for the school and to increase engagement with our worldwide community of alumni and friends.
Allison holds a BA in English from Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota.
Terri Brady is the Executive Director of Professional Development. She conceptualizes, creates and manages professional development for Harris alumni. Terri also coaches students and provides support to the Harris Policy Labs classes.
Terri graduated with a BA in Russian/International Studies from Grinnell College, a master’s degree in public policy from Harvard’s Kennedy School, and received her JD from the Columbia University Law School.
Rena Dascal is Harris’s Director of Development. In this role, she leads the team’s efforts for the annual fund and donor relations.
Rena graduated from Concordia University with a BA in sociology and has a master’s degree in social work from Yeshiva University.
Maggie Elmarakby serves as the Interim Director of Alumni Relations at the Harris School of Public Policy. In this role, she leads the team’s efforts for alumni engagement, including management of worldwide alumni events and volunteer opportunities.
Maggie holds a BA in Middle Eastern Studies from Northwestern University and a MA in Public Policy from the Harris School at the University of Chicago.
Anna serves as the Assistant Director of Annual Giving at Harris. In this role, she oversees the annual giving strategy and leads volunteer recruitment for milestone reunion committees to then develop class fundraising and participation strategies.
Anna holds a BA in Business Administration from Augustana College.
Drae Laws is the Associate Director of Alumni Relations at the Harris School of Public Policy. In his role, Drae is responsible for cultivating, maintaining and strengthening alumni engagement to the Harris School and the University of Chicago. He also serves as the staff liaison for the Harris Alumni Council. Drae is an A.M. candidate at the Crown Family School of Social Work, Policy, and Practice. He has a B.S. in psychology from Penn State University and an Ed.M. in human development & psychology from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.
Joshua Wolff serves as the Development Associate for the Alumni Relations and Development team. In this role, he maintains our donor database, coordinates our digital communication, and assists in volunteer and event management. Joshua holds a BA in Political Science and Urban Studies from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.