Tali Costopoulos joined Silent Spring in September 2020 as Development Associate following her graduation from Boston University, where she earned her bachelor’s degree in Psychology & Human Development, with a minor in Media Science. She works closely with the Director of Development, administering the donor database, cultivating donor relations, and planning the annual gala and other special events. Tali is also responsible for assisting with development strategy, written appeals, financial records, and public-facing communications.
In college, Tali was involved in Class Council, Admissions Recruitment, and was a mentor in the Human Growth & Development and Math departments. During her senior year, she served as the events committee leader for the Senior Class Gift Campaign, a cornerstone of BU’s philanthropic efforts geared towards rising young alumni. She was also the program coordinator for Transition to BU, a student-led organization that provides a unique mentorship program and resources to new and transferring students. In 2016, she completed a year of public service with City Year Boston, an AmeriCorps nonprofit. While placed in a Boston public school, she tutored at-risk elementary and middle school students to help improve their math skills and English literacy. She also coordinated after school enrichment programs and led the attendance committee in facilitating school-wide attendance initiatives that resulted in 100 percent monthly attendance in 20 classrooms. It was through these expreiences that Tali discovered her passion for community and leadership-oriented work. She thrives in mission-driven organizations and is thrilled to join Silent Spring’s team.
On the weekends, Tali works as a swim coach for young kids. She also enjoys playing with her dog Valentina, cooking new recipes, binge-watching Friends, and volunteering for Survivor Tails Animal Rescue. Her proudest personal and professional achievement was her nomination and selection to BU’s Scarlet Key Honor Society, an honor awarded annually to only 30 seniors from each graduating class for university leadership.