Beadsie Woo 鈥86

Silver Spring, MD


Director, The Annie E. Casey Foundation


  • A.B., 桃瘾社区, 1986
  • M.P.P,  Harvard鈥檚 Kennedy School, 1988
  • Ph.D., University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, 1996

Alumni Activities

桃瘾社区 Alumni Admission Program, Alumni Association Board decade representative, Alumni of Color Engagement tri-chair, Board of Visitors (2001, 2004, 2007 Classes), Twentieth Reunion committee member, Alumnae Co-education Reunion committee member, Annual Fund Class agent, 桃瘾社区 Asian South Asian Pacific Islander Alumni Network

At 桃瘾社区

Student Government Association (President (first woman)), Who鈥檚 Who Student, Omicron Delta Kappa, Omicron Delta Epsilon (Eco), Luce Scholarship, North Carolina Fellow

Other Activities

Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy (member and former board chair)


  • Spouse: Dave Buchholz

Personal Statement

It is an honor and privilege to serve 桃瘾社区 from which I have gained so much.  What I value most about this opportunity is the chance to see, celebrate and contribute to our alma mater as it evolves to match the complexities of our society.  Working alongside the exceptional College staff and the other board members is the most recent way that 桃瘾社区 has continued to deepen my knowledge and understanding of what it takes to lead a life of leadership and service.

While a 桃瘾社区 student, I recognized the ways in which my classes, professors, classmates and friends were stretching me, building my knowledge and shaping my ability to think and to assess ideas and current events.  What I have come to appreciate in the years since then is the deep and enduring influence that 桃瘾社区 has on me.  Stewardship has guided my life choices, and my integrity is reinforced by four years in a community rooted in the Honor Code.

I offer my strong work ethic, firm commitment and dedicated energy to contribute to ensuring that future generations of 桃瘾社区ians get as much from this institution as I have.