Meet Our Team

Ana Jovanovich

USAID Grants Administrator

Suzi Cyr

Assistant Director of Awards Management

Suzi is the Assistant Director of Awards Management for Purdue Applied Research Institute’s Global Development and Innovation Division (PARI-GDI). She has more than 15 years of experience in financial management in higher education. Most recently, Suzi served as an international sponsored programs manager for the LASER PULSE consortium. Prior to joining LASER PULSE and then PARI-GDI, she served and provided fiscal management to several units spanning Administrative Operations, Environmental Engineering, Construction Engineering Management, Global Engineering Programs & Partnerships, and manufacturing initiatives such as the Composites Manufacturing & Simulation Center and the Indiana Manufacturing Competitiveness Center. Suzi earned a Bachelor’s degree from Purdue University’s West Lafayette campus

Naomi Levine

Scientific Research Manager

Dr. Naomi T-T Levine is a Scientific Research Manager. She leads LASER’s internal review team, manages some of LASER’s projects, and conducts some of LASER’s internal research. Prior to this role, Naomi has worked in grassroots community organizing, public health, prison abolition, drug and alcohol recovery, educational retention and transparency, and medical history. She has a Ph.D. in Organizational Communication, an MA in Applied Anthropology, and a BA in Feminist Theory, Critical Race Theory, and Archaeology.