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Staff Member

Priscila Walsh

Priscila Walsh

Financial Analyst

Group: Operations / Financial Manager



As the Financial Analyst, Priscila is responsible for the financial operations of the institute. Her primary focus is fund administration for state, sponsored programs, endowment and gift accounts. She works closely with principal investigators to direct purchases and to allocate salary time and effort per approved budgets. She also interfaces with the Department of Grants and Contracts on behalf of principal investigators for various issues and requests. Her favorite time of the year is April, when the annual budget is due for the state line item funding.

Priscila coordinates the purchase of supplies and equipment for UTARI. She works closely with the Procurement office and, just recently, she facilitated the purchase of $1.5 million of capital equipment.

She has been the UTARI point of contact for the Human Resources Dept., where she will work with the specialist to post and hire for open positions. She assists newly hired employees with the onboarding process. She monitors assignments in HR management system (HRMS) to ensure that employees are appointed and positions are fully funded. She also assists foreign national visiting scholars who are invited to collaborate on research projects at UTARI, in processing the necessary documents for their VISA’s. In recent months we have had scholars from Iran, Bangladesh and China.

Prior to moving to Texas, she lived with her family in Freehold, NJ and worked at Rutgers University in the Department of Ecology, Evolution and Natural Resources as the Department Business Specialist, where she was the financial contact for the department and the account manager for several multi-million-dollar awards. She had the privilege of working for many world-renowned biologists and ecologists, whom she considers some of her dearest friends.

Priscila grew up in Paterson, NJ and later, Hawthorne, NJ. She earned her AS in Accounting and AA in Business from Brookdale Community College. She also holds a BA in Economics from Rutgers University.