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Caitlin Watkins

Caitlin Watkins is the Assistant Director for Research Development at IUNI. She works with IUNI leadership and project-specific teams to foster, plan, and implement new and ongoing large-scale research proposals with multi-disciplinary teams across IU's Bloomington and Indianapolis campuses.

Caitlin has a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Indiana University. She brings a wide range of skills to IUNI from her prior roles as the general manager of a local Bloomington restaurant, a member of the lighting crew for IU Opera and Ballet, and most recently, as the grants manager for the IU Department of Chemistry. Outside of work, Caitlin enjoys cooking and watching people cook on TV, hanging out with her dogs, and playing kickball in a recreational league.


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Assistant Director for Research Development