As Wright Lab Program Manager, Victoria Misenti is responsible for partnering with the Director to conceive, develop and execute the strategic vision and programming for the Wright Laboratory. Her areas of responsibility include: administration, development / fundraising, outreach, visibility and communications, and financial oversight for individual initiatives.
Victoria came to Wright Lab and the Yale Department of Physics from the Yale Department of Astronomy, where she worked for ten years managing Yale’s observational research facilities and endeavors in both the U.S. and Chile, serving as undergraduate registrar, and providing departmental and faculty support in a variety of areas. Previously, Victoria was the supervisor of circulation in Yale’s Sterling Memorial Library.
Victoria has a M.A.R. from the Yale Institute of Sacred Music and a B.A. in Archaeological Studies and Music (double major) from Yale College. She has also taken Yale courses in astronomy and physics, and has a working familiarity of scientific instrumentation development, maintenance and usage from her employment experience.