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Peggy Atherlay, MS

Communications Officer, YSM Administration

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Peggy Atherlay, MS

Mailing Address

  • Office of Communications

    2 Science Park, 50 Division Street

    New Haven, CT 06511

    United States


Peggy joined Yale School of Medicine in July of 2023 as communications officer for the Office of Academic & Professional Development and the Office of Finance & Administration. She brings more than 20 years of experience in developing and executing strategic communications, employee engagement, and reputation management initiatives. Her background includes significant roles with Fortune 200 companies, public, private, nonprofit, and global nongovernmental organizations.

Over the course of her career, Peggy honed an expertise in corporate social responsibility and demonstrating social impact with various organizations, including MetLife, Inc., AmeriCares, United Nations Association of the USA, U.S. Senator Christopher J. Dodd, and the Connecticut General Assembly.

Peggy holds a bachelor's degree in mass communications and marketing from Franklin Pierce University, a master's degree in European Economic and Public Affairs from University College Dublin, and an executive education certificate in Corporate Social Responsibility: Strategies to Create Business and Social Value from Harvard Business School.

Education & Training

  • MS
    University College Dublin, European Economic and Public Affairs (1994)
  • BS
    Franklin Pierce University, Mass Communications and Marketing (1989)

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