Kelci Jacoby (She/Her)

Assistant Manager, Leadership Framework and Laidlaw Leadership and Research Programme, Durham University

About Kelci Jacoby

I am an American Expat working at Durham University in the Leadership Framework where I serve as an Assistant Manager. In my role I oversee our Emerging Leadership programmes and am the programme manager for the Durham University Laidlaw Leadership and Research Programme.

I am passionate about creating an inclusive sense of belonging for students, student leadership development, harm reduction, and helping students identify their version of success.  I have worked in higher education for the last six years in a variety of functional areas including identity-based advocacy, orientation, transition and retention, fraternity and sorority life, and leadership development. I have a B.A. from Willamette University in American Ethnic Studies and History and a M.S. in Educational Administration with an emphasis in Student Affairs Administration in Higher Education from Texas A&M University (Gig 'em!). 

I like to spend my free time fly-fishing, hiking, watching anything in the Star Wars universe, reading, browsing record stores, going to concerts, and finding the best cappuccino in NE England!

I am a/an:

University Administrator


Durham University

Area of Expertise

Coaching and Mentoring Diversity and Inclusion Leadership

I am from:

United States of America

I speak:


My hobbies/interests are:

Art Basketball Cooking/Baking Crafts & DIY Cycling Film & TV Football (American) Gaming Hiking/walking Houseplants/gardening Music Nature & environment Outdoor sports Reading Travelling Yoga

I am open to participating in mentoring/buddy programmes


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Recent Conversations

Recent Comments

Nov 27, 2023

Will, what a brilliant reflection! Thanks so much for sharing, and including pictures. I felt like I was there with you.

Aug 29, 2023

Ruby, this is amazing! Thank you for sharing. I especially loved seeing the diagram you created to showcase your development in Image 1: The stepping stones on my confidence journey 

Dec 09, 2022

It sounds like a life-changing experience! Thanks for sharing, Ruby. I loved the pictures you included!