Sr. Administrative Assistant

Toya Sealy Cotto
Sr. Administrative Assistant, Yale Institute for Biospheric Studies (YIBS)
and the Environmental Studies Program
Peabody Museum, 213A, New Haven, CT

Toya joined Yale University in November of 2007 as a Financial Assistant for the Shared Science Service Branch (SSSB) where she served as a Financial Assistant for the SSSB and as an Administrative Assistant of travel for Professor Michael Snyder in the Department of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology.

She then worked as a floater, assisting in the various departments on Science Hill when needed, and enjoyed each of these experiences tremendously.

YIBS was one of the departments that she assisted with and its then Director Jeffrey Park and Assistant Director Rose Rita Riccitelli invited her to permanently join their staff in the fall of 2009, which has offered Toya the opportunity to learn new skills in addition to financial reporting.  Toya is happy to be working with Os Schmitz who was appointed YIBS Director in July of 2011.

In June, 2010, Toya also took on duties for the Environmental Studies Program in Yale College, which is also under the YIBS organization.

Mailing Address:

Yale Institute for Biospheric Studies 

PO Box 208118
New Haven, CT 06520-8118
Phone: (203) 432-9857
Fax: (203) 432-9927


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