Jan Jennings Cailleux, class of 1993, majored in Modern Thought & Literature, competed for the Stanford Equestrian Team, and attended the Stanford overseas programs in Paris and Florence. (She preferred Paris!)
Having worked as a fundraiser for national nonprofit environmental organizations in Washington DC, last as director of Planned Giving for World Wildlife Fund, she then raised money for Joslin Diabetes Center, a Harvard-affiliated hospital where she also served as co-founder of the Lloyd M. Aiello Center for Humanities in Diabetes Eye Care. Jan founded Viking Consulting Services in 2005, a fundraising consultancy that helps charities raise funds for their future by helping donors afford to make the largest gifts they can give.
In her spare time, she loves to do copper enameling, salsa dance, ride, make gløgg with fellow Norwegians, and enjoy the outdoors.
Among many other activities, I enjoy going kitesurfing, playing tennis and beach volleyball.
She recently retired from teaching (American University in Paris, Hong Kong University) and research (immunodeficiency due to retroviruses before AIDS appeared, avian flu in Hong Kong ducks before anyone was interested and Human Genome Project when lots of people were interested).
She has 3 grown children, one of whom went to Stanford.
A New York and Paris Bar attorney, he worked at the World Bank as a Private sector development specialist both in Washington DC and in Africa.
He is now based in Paris where he practices business law and litigation. He joined the board of the Stanford Club in 2011 to contribute on legal matters, social networking and events.
She is currently looking to start her professional career in Paris, and will receive her M.A. in International Affairs, Conflict Resolution and Civil Society Development from the American University of Paris and the Sorbonne Paris I – Panthéon in December 2013.
While at Stanford, she played intramural and club soccer, helped organize Dance Marathon, and competed for the Stanford Ballroom Dance Team.
Her true love however, is salsa dancing. She began by performing with Los Salseros de Stanford on and off campus and continues to develop as a dancer in France.