The Development and Alumnae Office

The Development and Alumnae Office is the first point of contact for Senior Members. We are always glad to welcome visiting Senior Members and answer general queries. Please call +44 (0)1865 276 828 or email us to get in touch.

Bronwyn Travers, Fellow & Development Director, 01865 286624

Bronwyn was appointed to the post of Development Director at St Hilda's College in July 2007 after five years working in development at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, where she was Head of Development and Alumni Relations. Prior to taking up her post in Scotland, Bronwyn held management positions within the tertiary education sector in Melbourne, Australia for more than 15 years, including a senior post within a leading financial services professional body. She worked with companies to design their professional development programmes and managed project teams to develop national learning resources. Bronwyn's role at St Hilda's is to work with the Principal and Governing Body to implement the College's development strategy and, with the Development and Alumnae Relations team, to build mutually beneficial relationships with a wide constituency of potential supporters of the College.

Andrea Roger, Deputy Director of Development and Alumnae Relations, 01865 276867

Andrea joined St Hilda’s in May 2022. She has over 20 years' professional fundraising and alumni relations experience, 19 of these spent in Oxford. Andrea was previously Senior Donor Relations Executive in the University of Oxford’s central Development Office. She began her fundraising career at the Blue Cross and has a BA (Hons) in Music and Media Arts. Andrea’s role is to develop and implement an engaging programme to nurture relationships and deepen connections with alumnae and donors. She leads on the strategy for alumnae communications and events. Andrea also manages the College’s legacy programme, including membership of the St Hilda’s Society. Andrea welcomes opportunities to meet with members of St Hilda’s vibrant community of alumnae and friends, so please do get in touch with her. 

Maren Florenz, Individual Giving and Stewardship Manager, 01865 276879

Before Maren came to St Hilda's College in 2021, she founded a German Saturday School in Oxford. Maren studied law in Berlin and started her career as a Senior Project Manager across Europe. She was responsible for marketing high profile political events, as well as events in higher education. Through this, she wanted to get into fundraising for universities and started out in the administrator role at St Hilda's College.

Maren has been the Individual Giving and Stewardship Manager at St Hilda's since May 2022. She looks forward to sharing the College's vision for world-changing education in a vibrant and supportive environment and inviting alumnae to invest in the future of St Hilda's.

Fran Woodcock, Development Manager (part time - Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday)

Fran's first experience of St Hilda's College was as an undergraduate; she came up in 2004 to read Classics. After graduation she took a postgraduate qualification in Psychology at Oxford Brookes University, before moving to Wadham College to work in their Development team. In 2015 Fran returned to St Hilda's to take on the alumnae communications strategy, then later directed her focus towards fundraising. She now leads the College's regular giving programmes, including the telethon and Giving Day, as well as working on all aspects of fundraising communications.

Audrone Jurkenaite-Epih, Development Operations Manager, 01865 276892

Audrone joined the St Hilda’s Development and Alumnae Office team in 2008. She manages our alumnae database and supports the Development Director and other senior staff in various aspects of the fundraising and alumnae relations programme. Audrone graduated with an MA in Musicology from the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre. Prior to St Hilda’s, she worked as a researcher at the Institute of Musicology in Vilnius, Lithuania; as Scientific Editor for the Lithuanian Music Encyclopaedia Group; and as a legal secretary for the Valiunas Ellex.

Raffaella Watson, Development Administrator, 01865 276828