Shalini joined Cornell AAD in December 2017. Cornell is currently in a comprehensive $5 billion campaign, “To Do the Greatest Good,” which will conclude in 2026. As Associate Vice President for Alumni Affairs & Development for Cornell Tech and the Northeast Corridor, Shalini oversees three teams, based in New York City, that work collaboratively with colleagues throughout the university to drive fundraising success and build pipelines for the Cornell Tech campus on Roosevelt Island and the university’s main campus in Ithaca. She also serves on AAD’s Senior Leadership Team and as the executive sponsor for the division’s DEIB efforts. Prior to Cornell, Shalini worked for Columbia University, where she was a member of the team that established the international fundraising program. She also spearheaded fundraising for the School of International and Public Affairs and major priorities within the Arts and Sciences. In her most recent role at Columbia, she was a principal gifts officer, helping to drive the university’s $5 billion campaign. Prior to Columbia, Shalini worked in development for the Asia Society in New York City and as a management consultant in both London and New York for Mercer Management Consulting (now Oliver Wyman). She holds a bachelor’s degree in History from Yale University and currently lives in Douglaston, NY with her husband and two young daughters.