Camellia Phillips

VP of Development

As Vice President of Development, Camellia leads the Roosevelt Institute’s fundraising efforts, ensuring the annual budget is not only raised, but that funds align with organizational priorities and support high-impact programming. Drawing on more than 15 years of experience with social justice and civic engagement nonprofits, she works with teams across Roosevelt to develop and evaluate program strategies. Camellia is a 2019 92Y Women inPower Fellow, a fellowship for rising women leaders in NYC.

Camellia is also a writer: her fiction has appeared in CALYX Journal and Cream City Review and her nonfiction in Voices of a New Generation: A Feminist Anthology. She is a co-curator of the Guerrilla Lit Reading Series in NYC, and holds an MFA from the New School and a BA from Western Washington University.