As Donor Relations Coordinator, Kaia Zimmerman supports all functions of the stewardship and donor relations team, including acknowledgement and other correspondence, donor recognition and coordination of memorial gifts, data management, and special events. She works with partners across campus to effectively share news and information with Mount Holyoke College’s generous donors.
Zimmerman graduated from Sarah Lawrence College where she took an interdisciplinary course of study with concentrations in both the social sciences and visual arts.
After graduating, Zimmerman worked with a community-based development organization in New York City where she gained experience with event management, community engagement, and communications, specifically focused on issues related to education and affordable housing. She soon realized her passion for working in higher education, and prior to arriving at Mount Holyoke College she worked at Hampshire College as an Interim Operations Coordinator for CLPP, and at Rutgers Business School as a Program Coordinator. In these roles she gained experience with student engagement, admissions, and operations. In her spare time, Kaia enjoys painting and exploring the beautiful forests of Western Massachusetts.