Juliet Carpenter

The History Department is thrilled to welcome Juliet Carpenter, a UCSC history major graduate, back to campus as this year's Undergraduate Showcase keynote speaker.

April 16, 2019

Juliet Carpenter is a prospect researcher for the Wildlife Conservation Society, an international non-profit with a mission to save wildlife and wild places worldwide through science, conservation action, education, and inspiring people to value nature. She lives in Manhattan and works out of the Bronx Zoo.

Juliet holds a BA in History with a concentration in the Americas and Africa from UC Santa Cruz, as well as a graduate certificate in Grantsmanship from the University of Missouri's Harry S. Truman School of Public Affairs. She has spent ten years in the non-profit fundraising field, beginning with a year-long service term as an Americorps VISTA member for Harvesters, a food bank in Kansas City, Missouri. After various non-profit administrative roles in the Kansas City area, she joined the fundraising team at the University of Texas at Austin where she transitioned her career focus to research and prospect management. She recently relocated to New York City after five years in Austin.

In her talk, Juliet will be discussing her unexpected career in the non-profit fundraising industry and the ways her history degree prepared her for this work. She'll highlight how and why research is a major component of today's fundraising departments, explain her current role as a Prospect Researcher, and share why other history majors looking to utilize their research skills outside of academia should consider this growing field.

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