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
Associate Vice President, Strategic Communications & Public Relations, 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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Alison M 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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Colleen B 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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