Kaela Mazzola is the Senior Solution Marketing Manager for Higher Education Solutions at Blackbaud. With a strong passion for education and philanthropy, she has spent the last six years at Blackbaud helping organization’s advance their mission in a capacity of roles including Education Services, Product Marketing, and Sales. A Clemson University alum, Kaela is now based in Charleston, SC where she spends a lot of her free time as a volunteer fundraiser for Carolina Coonhound Rescue and other organizations within the community.

Nicole Luper is the content marketing manager for Blackbaud Higher Education Solutions, where she creates compelling resources to help institutions advance their missions. Previously, Nicole played a pivotal role on the PR team at Blackbaud serving as lead strategist and coordination point with teams across the company to prepare news announcements to advance Blackbaud’s reputation and market share. She has an MBA from The Citadel and earned her bachelor’s degree in communications from the College of Charleston.