Virtual Lunch and Learn: OSPA Grants Management Specialists

Wednesday, September 27
Noon – 1
Virtual Event

Meet Rene Sommer and Alexis Walker, Speed School’s grant management specialists in the Office of Sponsored Programs and Administration (OSPA.)  In this virtual lunch and learn, Rene and Alexis will explain their role and responsibilities, proposal timelines, and best practices.  If you have any questions about how the proposal submission process at UofL or grants management, you’ll have time to ask.

Rene Sommer has been a Grants Management Specialist with OSPA for nine years and has previous experience in education, retail sales, and federal sponsor-side grants management. She has managed Speed School grants for several years and looks forward to clarifying OSPA proposal submission and grants management processes for Speed School researchers.

Alexis Walker started at UofL as a Grants Management Specialist on June 26th of this year. Previous to UofL, Alexis received her M.A. in English literature, and later worked in nonprofit behavioral health as an Executive Assistant, where she wrote grant proposals, oversaw award reporting, and assisted with grant implementation. Now, Alexis is excited for the opportunity to work as a Grants Management Specialist for UofL and looks forward to working with Speed School grants and researchers.