Donna Axel
Proposal Editor & Writing Coach (Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences)
Research Development

Donna is a proposal writer and editor, supporting arts, humanities, social sciences and education faculty draft the narrative portions of proposals. She runs RIO’s annual faculty Writing & Peer Editing Programs: NEH Fellowship Peer Editing Workshop Series and Fall Fellowship Writing & Peer Editing Program. As a research development specialist, she offers funding strategy sessions to faculty, staff and students across campus. Trained as a public interest lawyer, Donna has worked in the U.N. arena and published in the areas of the International Criminal Court, efficacy of drug courts, teaching law to undergrads, and environmental issues in the graphic novel, Asterix and the Black Gold. Donna is pleased to bring her grant writing skills—honed over 20 years of working with nonprofits—to CU Boulder.