As Senior Leadership Officer for International Advancement, Abida Adnan works with alumnae, parents and friends around the world to develop philanthropic partnerships that support the College.
Adnan has worked in higher education for more than 15 years in various roles including communications, marketing and development. Most recently, she was a member of the major gifts fundraising team at Smith College and contributed to the success of the Women for the World campaign. Adnan speaks several languages; has lived and worked in Japan, Pakistan and the United Kingdom; and is passionate about promoting global engagement. She brings to her role her lived experience of being an international student herself and navigating multicultural contexts.