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Cara Cusson is the executive director of strategic initiatives in University Relations. In this role, she is responsible for organizing, leading, and executing priority projects and strategic initiatives for the vice chancellor and the university. Cara’s previous roles at UMass Amherst include director of planning and special projects in UR, executive assistant to the vice chancellor for UR, and human resources initiatives coordinator. Prior to joining UMass, Cara served as the production manager in Deerfield Academy's Communications Office, where she specialized in project management.

Cara holds a bachelor’s degree in communication from UMass Amherst (2013) and a master’s degree in corporate and organizational communication from Northeastern University (2018).


Reading, baking, Peloton, spending time with nieces and nephew

Fun Fact

I'm a volunteer for the nonprofit organization Safe Passage!