Jenny Light

Research and Development Coordinator


As Research and Development Coordinator, Jenny oversees prospect management and research responsibilities for the office, including documenting proposals and gift officer contacts, analyzing lists of top prospects, and generating reports to assist development officers with their work.  She also manages special constituency networking and fundraising projects, and assists development officers with travel calendars and prospect appointments.  Prior to joining the Alumni & Development Office, Jenny held positions of progressive responsibility with the Duke University Talent Identification Program (Duke TIP).  Most recently, as Program Coordinator, Field Studies, Jenny proposed, designed, and implemented new field courses, hired and trained summer staff, and served as the site supervisor for various summer programs.  Jenny is a graduate of Duke (A.B., religion, 2002) and East Carolina University (A.B., art history, 2006), and currently is pursuing a master’s degree in higher education at North Carolina State University (anticipated graduation May 2017).  Her hobbies include photography, Duke basketball, and exploring the Triangle area with her husband Bryan, toddler son Oliver and dog Avery.