Poulomi Banerjee (she/her/hers) is the Assistant Director of Annual Giving at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC). Prior to this role, Poulomi was the Alumni and Development Coordinator planning regional programming for alumni and also worked in various offices in Student Affairs at UMBC. As a double alumna with her bachelor's and master's, she is dedicated to giving back to this community which gave her endless opportunities to grow personally and professionally.
Right before the COVID-19 pandemic, Poulomi stepped into her current role in an interim capacity and helped with the final planning stages of a then record-breaking Giving Day. As the pandemic intensified, she stayed in the role and created a new process to distribute emergency funding to students through the Stay Black and Gold Emergency Fund in a way that would be conducive to the exponentially increasing number of students needing aid. By creating the application, overseeing the reviewing process, and assisting with award distribution, Poulomi and her team were able to distribute funds to hundreds of students in need.
Poulomi currently sits on the Chapter of Young Alumni at UMBC and has served as the Communications Committee chair for the Council for Advancement and Support of Education’s (CASE) annual district II conference this past year. She is also a Senator and the Communications Chair for the Professional Staff Senate at UMBC and the Communications Manager for Maryland’s First Lego League chapter. Outside of work, Poulomi is a photographer specializing in family portraits and events and is currently working on her Ph.D. in Public Policy at UMBC.