Advancement/Alumni Relations Office

For general inquiries, please contact Ann Swenson at

Learn more about the many ways to support the Nelson Institute.

Ann Swenson
Associate Dean for Advancement
122C Science Hall
(608) 262-9864

Areas of responsibility: gift fund management and administration, liaison to UW Foundation, liaison to Office of Business Engagement, liaison to Nelson Institute Board of Visitors

Emily Reynolds
Director of Community Engagement and Alumni Relations
25 Science Hall
(608) 265-2564

Areas of responsibility: alumni engagement and events, community partnerships events, government relations

Alessandra Rella
Outreach Specialist
25 Science Hall
(608) 265-0521

Areas of responsibility: Nelson Institute and research center events, administrative support for the advancement office

Robin Higgins
Dean’s Office Business Manager
40 Science Hall
(608) 262-3657

Areas of responsibility: financial and administrative support for offices of administration, advancement, and strategic communications

UW Foundation Partners

Dan Fallon
Senior Director of Development
UW Foundation and Alumni Association
1848 University Avenue
(608) 308-5325

Tracey McClure
Senior Development Program Specialist
UW Foundation and Alumni Association
1848 University Avenue
(608) 308-5398