Data Analytics Boot Camp Faculty
Senior Research and Data Analyst, Prospect Management, Research and Analysis, University of Florida Foundation
Kimberly Blackburn is senior data and research analyst at the University of Florida Office of Development and Alumni Affairs, specializing in constituent analysis, segmenting, and modeling for all campus fundraising units, including those for major gifts and the annual fund. She has been at the University of Florida since 2010, having spent the first 2 years as a prospect researcher before switching to three-quarters data analysis and then adding prospect management to her responsibilities.
Before joining Florida’s research team, Kim, who holds degrees from both Florida State University and Texas State, spent nine years providing training and coordination of crisis helplines at the Texas Council on Family Violence and the United Way of Greater Austin. She spends much of her free time involved in music and spending time with her husband and their three dogs in Micanopy, Fl.
Director of Development Analytics, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Kate Chamberlin founded and leads the Development Analytics group at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. She came to MSK in the fall of 2006 from Columbia University, where she was a research analyst and writer for the University’s corporate and foundation relations office. She has also served as an events manager for Columbia’s principal gifts group, and as a grantwriter at Arts Horizons, a small arts education agency.
Kate holds a bachelor’s degree in theater directing and design from Dartmouth College and an MBA from Columbia Business School, focused on economics and strategy.
Associate Director of Prospect Management and Data Analysis, Prospect Management, Research and Analysis, University of Florida Foundation
Audrey Geoffroy is associate director of prospect management and data analysis at the University of Florida Office of Development and Alumni Affairs, specializing in constituent analysis, segmenting, and modeling for all campus fundraising units, including those for major gifts and the annual fund. She has been at the University of Florida since 2001, having spent the first 5 years as a prospect researcher before switching to full-time data analysis and then adding prospect management to her responsibilities. Before joining Florida’s research team, Audrey, who holds degrees from both Washington University in St. Louis and Tulane University, spent nine years teaching in an inner-city school in South Carolina.
Active with APRA International, she has served several years on the faculty of the APRA International Data Analytics Symposium, including as chair in 2013, and participated on the Board Nominations, Education and Professional Development, and Awards committees of that organization. She has been the technology director and webmaster for APRA's Florida chapter for several years and spends much of her free time listening to technology and science podcasts, reading, or volunteering at the Alachua County Humane Society.
David E. Robertson, Jr.
Director of Operations Research, Advancement and External Affairs, Syracuse University
David is Director of Operations Research at Syracuse University. His area of expertise is data mining, forecasting and predictive modeling. He continues to present statistical methods and modeling at APRA, CASE, NEDRA and MARC conferences throughout the US and Canada.
He is currently a doctoral student in the Social Science Ph.D. Program within the Maxwell School at Syracuse University. His research examines the unrecognized and informal charitable contributions of the underrepresented; focusing on the philanthropic activities of disenfranchised or marginalized members of society. Currently his doctoral research investigates New York State Mexican migrant farmworkers and their charitable contributions within the diaspora as well as their charitable economic contributions offered to their ancestral homeland through remittances. He utilizes both qualitative and quantitative methodology as well as visual ethnography.
David has a BS and MBA from Le Moyne College in Syracuse, NY where he teaches business and social science statistics, as well as business management strategy as an adjunct professor in the Business Department.