Colette Basiliere

Executive Director, PIT-NE

Colette Basiliere is the Executive Director of PIT-NE and a Research Fellow at UMass Amherst working alongside Francine Berman to advance the Public Interest Technology – New England (PIT-NE) research consortium. She works closely with faculty across New England to leverage and synergize PIT programs to create an ecosystem of mutual support.  In addition to this work, she will develop new programming and research foci with collaborators at Boston University, including a PIT summer intensive at the Mt. Ida campus.

Colette holds an M.S. degree in computer science from the Manning College of Information and Computer Sciences. Colette has previously worked in industry as a software engineer for a startup.