Caelan Fortes

Caelan Fortes is the development manager at PEN America, managing donor relations and supporting fundraising events like Authors’ Evenings and the Literary Gala. Prior to PEN America, she worked as a development professional in the New York City visual and performing arts space with organizations like New York City Ballet, The Museum of Modern Art, and Park Avenue Armory. Born in Jamaica, Queens, she returned to New York after graduating from the University of Virginia in 2015 with a BA in art history and foreign affairs.