Prior to joining WBEZ, Patrick worked in various development roles at the University of Michigan, including as a major gifts officer for the Institute for Healthcare Policy & Innovation (IHPI) — a cross-campus health policy institute at the university. In prior roles, Patrick worked in in development communications, serving as editor of the Medicine at Michigan alumni magazine as well as supporting the overall efforts of U of M’s recent $4B fundraising campaign.
Before transitioning to a career in development, Patrick worked was a journalist at various media outlets, most recently at The Bulletin in Bend, OR. Patrick earned his M.S. from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and B.A. from University of Kansas. Patrick lives with his family in Oak Park.