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Sushmita Lotlikar wearing a winter hat

Sushmita Lotlikar

Assistant Director of Administration

Contact: Phone (608) 262-9418 | Email sushmita.lotlikar@wisc.edu

I organize and oversee daily operations at the Survey. This includes everything from human resources to facilities. A big part of my job is creating and managing budgets for internally funded and externally funded projects. I also help project leaders manage their project timelines and I work to connect staff who are working on different but related projects and activities at the Survey. The greatest challenges in my job are managing competing timelines and juggling tight resources.

I tend to approach my work with a mindset of having sound policies in place that are well communicated. I am passionate about making sure policies are data-driven and pragmatic to implement.

What I like about my work is that every day is different. I get to interact with lots of different people and learn new things.