Summers has a background in nonprofit fundraising and project management. Prior to joining Benefactor Group, she worked as development and grants associate at Local Matters, a Columbus-based nonprofit that builds healthy communities through food education, access, and advocacy. She also served as program coordinator for the global security and international affairs program area at the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in Boston, MA. There, she managed research projects involving academic scholars, political figures, and NGO leaders with international scopes of work. Summers grew up in Santa Fe, New Mexico and Columbus, Ohio and graduated from Boston College in 2016.