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Alumni Relations & Development

Emilia "Emi" Gilbert, CFRE
Director of Development
Phone: 225.578.2321
Email: egilbe2@lsu.edu

Emi is employed by the LSU Foundation and assigned to the College of Science.  She is responsible for building and enhancing the College’s development program by working closely with college alumni and friends to secure private resources.


Alexandra "Ali" Castillo
Associate Director of Development
Phone: 578.7602
Email: acast37@lsu.edu

Ali works with the development team to foster private financial support that allows the College of Science to achieve the margin of excellence needed to strengthen its impact on students and contributions to scientific knowledge. Ali ensures alumni and friends understand the significant role they play in advancing the College’s commitment to excellence and connects them with meaningful opportunities to support the College, its faculty and its students.



Adrian Owen
Associate Director of Donor Relations
Phone: 225-578-5100

Adrian  Owen works with the  director of development to invent new strategies for recognizing and retaining donors, while creating meaningful opportunities to engage alumni. Adrian comes to LSU from the state of Oklahoma, where she worked with grant-makers in the area to provide funding for non-profits.


Frances Watson
Assistant Director of External Relations
Phone: 225.578.7625
Email: fwatson@lsu.edu

Frances is responsible for coordinating alumni relations, including biographical research, graduate tracking, and corporate giving programs.  Frances works closely with Ann Marie, Adrian, and Emi to manage publication distribution and annual fundraising drives.