Michelle Amato

  • Chief of Staff

As the Chief of Staff for the Senior Vice Chancellor for Research, Michelle L. Amato works with the Senior Vice Chancellor and his senior leaders to build the infrastructure and collaborations needed to achieve the vision and goals of this newly established office.   

Prior to joining the Office of the Senior Vice Chancellor, Amato served in several University roles as a strategic initiatives leader, chief of staff, change management professional, and communications expert for Pitt senior vice chancellors and senior leaders.

Before joining the University of Pittsburgh, Amato worked in corporate and university positions, including a biomedical institute at the University of Pennsylvania, a software company, and one of the top computer-animation firms in the world.