Somerville’s Development team are responsible for managing Somerville’s relationship with its alumni and for raising funds and support for the college.

Our Development Team, led by the Director of Development, Sara Kalim, work to create a strong and active alumni community and help the college meet the challenges of the future. From our earliest days, charitable giving from hundreds of alumni and supporters has had a transformational impact at Somerville, helping to construct virtually all the buildings on our central site, expand our outreach and inclusivity efforts, and support students in need. 

The Development Office

Alex Turchyn

Alumni Database Manager
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Rebecca Coker

Senior Development Executive
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Amelia Smart

Development Assistant
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Sara Kalim

Fellow and Director of Development
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Lisa Gygax

Joint Secretary of the Somerville Association
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Clare Finch

Deputy Director of Development (Operations)
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Jessica Mannix

Director, Margaret Thatcher Scholarship Trust and Campaign Director
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Jackie Watson

Alumni Relations Executive
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Jackie Yip

Regular Giving and Alumni Relations Executive
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Em Pritchard

Communications Officer
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Matt Phipps

Head of Communications
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