Marlys Shulda is the Associate Development Director with KU Endowment Association for the William Allen White School of Journalism and Mass Communications. Marlys is a proud 1992 KU graduate (her husband, Brian, is also a KU graduate). She spent the first 15 years of her career as a juvenile probation officer in Olathe, Kansas. She took a break from the world of probation in 2007 to stay home and raise two children, her favorite job ever. Not one to sit still, Marlys ran for the Kansas Legislature in 2012, which fueled her transition into fundraising. She has worked on both local and national campaigns for the last six years and served as the development coordinator for American Public Square, a Kansas City-based nonprofit with a mission to create civil and fact-based dialogue in the community. Marlys has many interests, not the least of which is a deep and abiding love for the University of Kansas. She is thrilled to have the opportunity and privilege of traveling the nation and meeting with KU journalism graduates and helping them navigate their gifts to the university.