Seema Donahoe: Biography/Education

Creative Director

Advancement and Engagement


Seema Donahoe is the Creative Director on the Advancement and Engagement team at the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine. She is an advancement professional with an eye for design who believes in the power of listening and story-telling to develop relationships and resources. With a background in writing and graphic design, Seema translated her marketing and communications skills to a career in community outreach and development. From the corporate world to a regional non-profit health network, she moved to higher education as Director of Development at UNR Med, where she worked with a portfolio of private foundations, corporations, individuals and alumni donors and volunteers to connect their support to opportunities that advanced the school's mission and vision for a healthy Nevada. As Creative Director, Seema integrates events, marketing, communications and development initiatives with a multimedia approach to bring strength and consistency to the brand, enhance experiences, bring stories to life and advance strategic priorities.

Seema is a UNR alumna with a BA in Journalism and a minor in Marketing. She has served on the University of Nevada Alumni Council, KNPB Community Advisory Board, Reno-Tahoe Young Professionals Network Board of Directors, Truckee Meadows Healthy Communities Initiative and the American Heart Association Go Red Luncheon Committee. She was named University of Nevada Outstanding Young Alumnus in 2008 and member of Leadership Reno Sparks Class of 2013, for which secured partners to construct a therapeutic playground at Marvin Picollo Elementary School.

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