Meet the Team

Please contact a member of our Public Relations team if you are interested in speaking to one of our experts.  We ask the news media to respect the privacy of our students, faculty, and staff by arranging interviews and on-campus photos through the Public Relations office.

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Eileen Brangan Mell
Interim Vice President of Marketing & Communications, Marketing Communications

Phone: +1 (508) 8315000 x6785

Eileen oversees the public relations and strategic communications initiatives at WPI.  An award-winning professional with more than 25 years of experience, Eileen has spent more than a decade connecting the world with WPI’s outstanding research and project-based learning initiatives. Her team of experts focus on story development, media relations, research communications, internal communications, issues and crisis management, as well as government communications.

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Jon Cain
Senior Public Relations Manager, Marketing Communications

Jon helps WPI share information and stories, so the global community knows about the university’s purpose-driven education and research, leadership in project-based learning, and commitment to turning knowledge into action to confront world challenges. He does outreach to the media, assists reporters with requests to interview WPI faculty, staff, and students, and coordinates with members of the campus community on ways to share their stories. He also writes posts about WPI for the university’s website. Jon has more than 20 years of experience in radio and television journalism. Before ...

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Alison Duffy
Executive Director of Strategic Communications, Marketing Communications

Phone: +1 (508) 8316656

Alison is responsible for WPI’s strategic communications initiatives, including research and internal communications as well as issues and crisis management. She partners with colleagues across the university to ensure the stories of WPI—the innovations in research, education, and global problem solving, and the people behind them—reach the broadest and most interested audiences possible. Alison has more than 30 years of experience in public relations and communications within the higher education, healthcare, and science sectors.

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Diana Fiorentino
Internal Communications Manager, Marketing Communications

Phone: +1 (508) 8316443

As WPI’s Internal Communications Manager, Diana Fiorentino focuses on how communication within WPI can impact the student and employee experience and works to provide community members with the information they need to know in a timely and effective manner. She collaborates with WPI community partners in developing strategies that increase engagement, bring members of the campus community closer to the university brand, and improve WPI’s culture. Her passion for creating connections and storytelling drive her towards developing innovative approaches to reaching, interacting, and collaborating ...

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Steven Foskett
Public Relations Manager, Marketing Communications

Phone: +1 (508) 8315937

Steven is a public relations manager who shares stories and achievements that highlight WPI's leading-edge research and project-based, student-centered mission. He does media outreach and helps arrange media interviews with WPI faculty and administration, writes stories about faculty, staff, and students, and produces multimedia content. He was previously a reporter for 23 years at the Worcester Telegram & Gazette. He received a bachelor’s degree in public relations and journalism from Utica College of Syracuse University. 

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Colleen Wamback
Director of Public Relations, Marketing Communications

Phone: +1 (508) 8316775

Colleen serves as the associate director of public relations with a focus on government communications. She works with variety of stakeholders to best tell the stories of the university’s research, student projects and impact on the community. Prior to WPI, Colleen was an award-winning television news reporter and anchor. She also worked at Worcester City Hall as a communications specialist. 

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