Jane graduated from St. Olaf with a B.A. in Communications and a love of literature. She gives credit to St. Olaf for instilling in her a lifelong passion for travel, both internationally and domestically. Jane has worked for St. Olaf in two different capacities — first in Admissions, and now in Development.

She serves as the Director of Major and Planned Giving and partners with alumni and donors in the Twin Cities, California, Hawai'i, and also those living abroad.

Areas of interest and expertise

  • Major gifts

  • Planned giving

  • Organizational Leadership (and anything to do with organizing!)


  • B.A., St. Olaf (1997)

  • M.A. in Organizational Leadership, St. Catherine University (2011)

Favorite Spot on the Hill

  • The stone patio behind Thorson Hall - her favorite residence hall with wonderful memories. She even has an original print in her office of the Thorson patio created by an Ole!

  • A close second is the Cage. It is always full of energy and students, faculty, and staff.