Jessamine Nelson

Assistant Director of Alumni Giving and Engagement School of Public Health Advancement

T:(919) 966-3722

124 Rosenau Hall

135 Dauer Drive

CB #7400

Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7400

Jessa Nelson joined the Gillings School advancement team in January 2017 as the assistant director of alumni giving and engagement. This is a new role at Gillings that will focus on creating engagement opportunities for alumni to stay connected to the Gillings School and its students, faculty and other alumni. She is also responsible for implementing a student engagement program to build opportunities for them to connect with alumni and raise awareness about the importance of private giving at the Gillings School.

Prior to coming to UNC, Jessa worked in the development office of the School of Education at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) in Richmond, serving in various roles in communications, event planning, donor relations and stewardship, alumni relations and annual giving. She received a bachelor’s degree in Mass Communications from VCU in 2010.
Staff/Administrative Duties
  • Handles alumni and student giving and engagement programming.
  • Serves as liaison for alumni programs and the Alumni Association.