New Staff in Sponsored Programs

DEPARTMENT(S): 
September 19, 2019

We are delighted to welcome three new members to the research support team.

Priscilla Vazquez - Grants and Contract Administrator (PreAward). Prior to coming to WPI, Priscilla worked at Commonwealth Medicine (the health care consulting division of UMass Medical School) as a Business Partner Services Specialist and certified proposal management professional. In addition to proposal writing and management, she brings to WPI her experience as an academic administrator for research departments at University of Vermont and UMass Medical School. Priscilla has a background in graphic design, as well as a degree in Arts Management from UMass Amherst.

Katelyn Turnbull - Grants & Contracts Administrator (PostAward).  Katelyn is responsible for general administrative management of sponsored research awards at WPI in Post-Award, with a primary focus on closeout processes and subaward management.  Before coming to WPI, Katelyn, a Clark University alumni, spent several years in administration in the corporate world in a variety of companies and a wide range of industries, including the opportunity to create a new role in management for a software development consultancy started by WPI alumni.

Erin Michelotti - Grant Specialist.  Erin will be providing proposal and award management support for faculty in the Computer Science, Data Science and Social Science & Policy Studies departments. Prior to relocating to Massachusetts and joining the WPI family, Erin worked in the sponsored research offices of University of Central Florida in Orlando as well as Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and PATH in Seattle managing various aspects of both pre and post-award including subaward management, proposal submissions and contract negotiations.

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