Aleta is the Grants/Contracts Specialist at the Endowment responsible for managing grants and contracts, ensuring organizational compliance with funding regulations, and assisting Program Officers to monitor programmatic work in the Endowment’s broad portfolio. She also oversees communications and technology for the Endowment. She holds a Master’s degree in International Development as well as Bachelor’s degrees in both Business Administration and Spanish.
Originally from Pittsburgh, PA she moved to Philadelphia after graduate school to complete a year of AmeriCorps service at an anti-poverty nonprofit. Deciding to stay in the city of brotherly love she went on to work as a program manager at a local energy cooperative, then as a Director of Community Programs at an energy efficiency nonprofit, and later as an Analyst at the city owned natural gas utility overseeing their low-income energy efficiency program. She moved south to Greenville, SC when her partner began work at Clemson University, and she happily joined the Endowment team in January of 2019. Outside of work she enjoys teaching and practicing yoga, gardening, cooking, biking, hiking, and exploring new places around Greenville.