Ms Emily Williams

Fellow, Director of Development and Alumni Relations

Emily Williams is Director of Development and Alumni Relations. She joined the College at the end of May 2018.

Degrees obtained

  • BA in Psychology, University of British Columbia.
  • MA in Spanish Translation, University of Ottawa.
  • MA, Cantab.


Emily was born and raised in Vancouver, Canada. She studied Psychology at the University of British Columbia as an undergraduate and Spanish translation at the University of Ottawa as a postgraduate, completing her MA in 2003. Prior to relocating to the UK Emily worked for the University of British Columbia focusing on major gift fundraising for the Faculty of Arts. In 2014 she took on the role of Senior Associate Director of Development and Alumni Relations at the University of Cambridge, leading the fundraising activity for the School of Arts and Humanities.

She arrives at College with over two decades of experience spanning event management, media relations, communications, government relations, and Spanish translation. For the past 16 years she has focused on major gift fundraising in higher education.

Emily is delighted to have the opportunity to work more closely with current students and alumni and to build on the College’s strong foundation in philanthropy. As Director of Development and Alumni Relations, she will focus on raising funds and encouraging alumni engagement across the broad spectrum of College activity.

Other interests

History, languages, downhill skiing, yoga, countryside and seaside walks, reading, health and wellbeing. Oh and dogs, particularly hers.

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