Director of Development and Alumni Relations
School of Engineering
MA, San Diego State University, English
BA, University of California, Santa Cruz; Literature
Elisa Lurkis has over 10 years of experience as a professional fundraiser. Prior to joining the Shiley-Marcos School of Engineering, Lurkis worked as the Director of Development and Alumni Relations for USD’s Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies. She has also held fundraising positions at the University of California's Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation, the San Diego Museum of Man and the University of New Mexico. She is responsible for fundraising, alumni relations and building the profile for the Shiley-Marcos School of Engineering.