Kiersten Sykes

Kiersten Sykes

Controller, UC San Diego Foundation

Kiersten is the controller of the UC San Diego Foundation. She is a big supporter of using technology to the fullest and loves helping others do the same. She has a Bachelors in Accounting from the University of Oregon (Go Ducks!) and has been working for the UC San Diego Foundation since 2008. She is their internal champion for using Blackbaud Financial Edge NXT in any way they can to have more efficient processes. She has worked in non-profit accounting for most of her career with institutions governed by FASB and institutions governed by GASB, after spending a short time in public accounting. When she is not working she is reading, scrapbooking or hanging out with her family. And while she lives in San Diego and loves the ocean, she is NOT a fan of the beach and all the sand that a day at the beach entails, especially as a mom of 2 boys!