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A comprehensive approach to friend and fund raising for UT geosciences.

The Development & Alumni Relations is working with our friends and alumni to build the strongest geosciences alumni network and academic institution in the world.  We are your go-to source for engaging with the Jackson family through events, re-connecting with the 40 acres or making a gift to support future geosciences leaders. Please consider making a gift of your time, talents or treasure to advance the mission of the Jackson School of Geosciences at the University of Texas at Austin within the context of development and alumni relations.

Belle German

Belle German

Executive Director Development & Alumni Relations
bgerman@jsg.utexas.edu, (512) 471-1993

Belle is the Chief Development Officer for the Jackson School of Geosciences and Associate Director of the Geology Foundation. She oversees the development and alumni relations program to deliver best practices in friend and fundraising. She is a fifth generation Texan who holds a B.A. from UT Austin and a M.P.A. from Angelo State University. Having worked and lived abroad, she brings a global perspective to the Jackson School.

Kristen Tucek

Kristen Tucek

Associate Director Alumni and Corporate Relations
ktucek@jsg.utexas.edu, (512) 471-2223

Kristen oversees alumni and corporate relations at the Jackson School. In this role, she fosters life-long relationships between our alumni and the university through regional and national programming, personal visits and meaningful volunteer opportunities. She also advances the mission of the Jackson School by working strategically with industry partners to maximize their philanthropic impact and to increase collaborative opportunities with Texas Geosciences. Kristen has a B.S. degree in Nutritional Sciences from Texas A&M University and over 15 years of experience in nonprofit volunteer management.

Courtney Vletas

Courtney Vletas

Associate Director of Development
cvletas@jsg.utexas.edu, (512) 232-4824

Courtney is the Associate Director of Development for the Jackson School of Geosciences. She has more than 10 years of experience in the nonprofit sector raising awareness and financial support for worthy causes. She provides leadership and direction in strengthening relationships and raising private resources for the Jackson School of Geosciences and the Environmental Science Institute. She holds a B.A. from the Elliott School of International Affairs, The George Washington University, Washington, D.C., and a Certificate in Nonprofit Management from the University of Texas, Austin.

Georgia Sanders

Georgia Sanders

Development Specialist
gsanders@jsg.utexas.edu, (512) 471-1282

Georgia has over 20 years of experience in different aspects of development. She is responsible for overseeing the Donor Relations programs at the Jackson School – including planning the Evening of Thanks and the Scholars Luncheon, our annual events that recognize and thank donors. Georgia also manages our annual giving and crowd funding programs. She is a lifelong Longhorn and loves being on campus every day.

Maxine Rodriguez

Maxine Rodriguez

Development and Alumni Relations Work-Study Intern

Maxine is the Development and Alumni Relations Work Study Intern for the Jackson School of Geosciences. She was born and raised down south, near the border in Mission, Texas. Besides Mission having such vibrant Hispanic cultures, it is known as for its citrus and for all the football fanatics, where Tom Laundry was born. She is a first-generation student at UT and is currently an Undergraduate Studies major, but is leaning towards Human Dimensions of an Organization. Although she is far away from home, she hopes UT Austin and the Jackson School of Geosciences become her second home.