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Lara Steele

Lara Steele

Associate Director of Development

City of Hope

New York, NY

I'm an associate director of development at a large cancer research facility and I am looking to break into a fast-paced policy, development, or public affairs position. I have expertise in national and international policy as well as CRM management for donor relations. I received a dual Ph.D. in World Politics and Gl...





City of Hope

Associate Director of Development - Stewardship

- Day-to-day management and smooth coordination of all stewardship programs, including letters, reports, fund-a-need, recognition, and proposal/project tracking; Use of CRM for stewardship tracking and activities; Design and management of new stewardship steps plan for donor contact and cultivation; Report, proposal, and letter writing and editing for both scientific and non-scientific audiences; Participation in fundraising activities and events such as tours and galas with the purpose of donor cultivation and stewarding; Coordination of event letters and post-event follow up with fundraisers from industry and major gifts departments; Oversight of staff involved in stewardship-related activities


Claremont Graduate University

Certified IRB Analyst

Manages ethical review committees (IRB) for graduate and undergraduate programs at three universities (Claremont Graduate University, Keck Graduate Institute, and Harvey Mudd College) across all disciplines; Oversees the preparation, submission, and review of 250 faculty and student IRB applications per year; Ensures institutional and researcher compliance with institutional, state, and federal research regulations; Teaches the background of IRB review as well as the process of IRB application in multiple classes per semester, as well as leading an university-wide workshop on the IRB process; Oversees the update and implementation of new IRB protocols for application and review


Geisinger Center for Health Research

Research Assistant

Lead researcher on a project analyzing the effects of parental health knowledge on childhood obesity rates; Carried out in-home interviews for a child nutrition pilot study which involved assessment of interviewees and implementation of multiple health-knowledge surveys in a multi-county, rural area; Collected and compiled survey data into manageable Access databases for future research use; Contributed to the writing and editing of grant proposals and research papers for the National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation


Claremont Graduate University

PhD, MAIS, World Politics, Global Health

Dissertation title: “Civil War and Health: The Differing Effects of War Type on Short- and Long-Term Population Health”


Boston College

BA, Political Science, Studio Art