Development and External Relations works to generate external
support, particularly philanthropic support, for the strategic
priorities of the School of Education. The DER
team’s functions include development, alumni
relations and government relations. They support the
School’s academic programs, and its research, service and
outreach initiatives in a variety of ways, including:
Building philanthropic support through the direct efforts of
DER staff, as well as by providing consultation to and support of
the fundraising efforts of SOE faculty and staff
Connecting SOE faculty and staff with people and
organizations, including alumni, community members and potential
funders, to foster collaboration and partnership in pursuit of
Barbara Celli joined the UC Davis School of Education in October
2016. As Executive Director of Development and External
Relations, she manages the development and
marketing/communications efforts for the School of Education.
Most recently, Barbara was the Senior Director of Development and
Partnerships at the UC Davis World Food Center. There she
connected the interests of individuals, companies and foundations
to philanthropic opportunities that advance healthy and
sustainable food solutions.
Quentin Graeber joined the UC Davis School of Education in June
2019 as Associate Director of Development. After graduating
from University of the Pacific in 2008, Quentin served in many
capacities across the university from Disability Service to
Alumni Relations. In his final position as Assistant Director of
Annual Giving on the Stockton campus, he cultivated
university-wide support from alumni and friends of the
university. In addition to his work with higher education
fundraising, Quentin has experience in alumni and
volunteer management and event planning.
Eva Guralnick joined the UC Davis School of Education in June
2015 as the Director of Marketing and Communications. As the
chief marketing officer for the School she manages all branding
and outreach efforts.
Sarah Harlan joined the UC Davis School of Education in August
2015 as Associate Director of Annual and Special Funds. With a
career focused on higher education, she most recently served as
Assistant Director of Alumni and Volunteer Services at the
University of Southern Indiana. In that role, she managed
operations of the office and developed opportunities for alumni,
parents, students, and volunteers to remain connected and
involved with the University.
Corrie Jacobs joined the UC Davis School of Education in June
2018 as Senior Writer, Marketing and Communications. She brings a
passion for public education, writing, social media, website
management and graphic design to her role. She most recently
served as a Writer for the California School Boards Association,
and she has worked as a communicator and as an educator at other
institutions including Sacramento City College and the
University of Texas at Austin.
Shaima Shafii joined the School of Education as the
Development and External Relations Assistant on January 16,
2018. She is responsible for a wide range of
coordinative and administrative duties, as well as working with
the marketing and communications team at the School of Education.