Liza O’Connor-Stroud comes to Education Unbound with 25 years of international fundraising experience, focusing primarily on gaining resources for educational institutions and academic pursuits. She has had a passion for helping students from under-resourced communities since her days as an undergraduate student volunteering in Bronx public schools. Ms. O’Connor-Stroud is currently the Vice President of Advancement for the American University of Iraq Sulaimani. Prior to this she was the Southern Regional Director for the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship. While serving as the Vice President of Major Gifts at the Ireland Funds of America and the CEO of the University of Limerick Foundation, Ms. O’Connor-Stroud planned and executed $100 million+ major gift campaigns in both the United States and Ireland.

Ms. O’Connor-Stroud hold a Juris Doctor degree from Georgetown Law School, as well as a BA, Summa Cum Laude, from Fordham University.