PSTC Welcomes New Staff Members

July 19, 2022

Over the last year, the PSTC is pleased to have welcomed several new staff members. Despite the challenges of the pandemic, they all quickly became valuable contributors to our team. We thank them, and all our staff, for the resiliency they displayed during these unprecedented and changeable times, and we look forward to advancing the mission of the PSTC together.

Amy Mackin, Manager of Communications and Outreach

Amy Mackin joined the PSTC in April 2022. She handles PSTC communications and coordinates outreach projects for the PSTC Director. Amy holds a BA in Communications, an MA in American Studies, and an MFA in Creative Writing. She brings several years of diverse editorial experience to the PSTC from her previous freelance work, most recently with Mass General Brigham and MIT. Amy's research is broadly concerned with women's labor participation in the Industrial Revolution, and she enjoys writing and teaching at the intersection of women’s history and American labor studies. She is also an avid gardener and enjoys exploring the outdoors.

Kris McCutcheon, Grants and Financial Manager

Kris McCutcheon joined the PSTC in September 2021. She holds an MBA with a focus on Organizational Leadership and has extensive experience in grants management and administration, both at Brown University and other organizations. She served as Grants and Finance Manager in Brown’s Department of Molecular Pharmacology, Physiology, and Biotechnology for many years. At the PSTC, Kris manages all institutional awards for PSTC and other accounts linked to university support and acts as a liaison between Brown's Office of Sponsored Projects. In her free time, Kris enjoys reading and spending time with her family.

Elly Peimer, Assistant Director

Elly Peimer joined the PSTC in June 2021 as Assistant Director. He holds a BS in Resource Economics as well as an MBA, and he served for many years as Department Manager in Brown's Department of Molecular Pharmacology, Physiology, and Biotechnology. Elly oversees all the PSTC’s administrative, financial, and operational processes, including support for sponsored research activity, training programs, and initiatives. Elly also plays a leadership role in strategic planning and evaluation. When he’s not at the PSTC, Elly enjoys spending quality time with his family, traveling, and hiking. He's also an avid mountain biker.

Meaghen Hanrahan, Administrative & Financial Coordinator

Meaghen Hanrahan joined the PSTC in March 2021. Meg handles international and domestic travel planning for PSTC faculty associates, postdoctoral candidates, PSTC staff, and graduate student trainees. She also coordinates the Colloquia Series and provides special event planning support. In her free time, Meg enjoys music, swimming, reading, the beach, traveling, and spending time with friends and family. She’s particularly fond of the fall season in New England.