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Olga Parkin

Title(s): Senior Administrative Assistant
Affiliated lab(s): Ron Weiss, Timothy Lu

Phone: 617-324-7555
Address: NE47-257

Research interest: Olga is the Weiss laboratory administrative assistant in the Department of Biological Engineering. She has over thirty years of experience at MIT. She manages the facilities at Technology Square and supports the laboratory personnel with purchasing, accounting procedures, Institute procedures, coordinates events for the Synthetic Biology Center and plays a key role in the daily operations. She was awarded the Infinite Mile Award for Sustained Excellence, MIT School of Engineering in 2001. At MIT, she has served as co-convenor of the Working Group for Support Staff Issues twice and has actively participated on many Institute Committees. As a life time member of the Girl Scouts of USA, she conducts classes in outdoor cooking and is a member of the organizing committee for September fest (an annual event for training leaders and women in a myriad of activities).