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Sammy-Ellie MacKinnon

Research Assistant II: Justice Policy Program Cutler Institute
photo of Sammy-Ellie MacKinnon

Office Location

233D Wishcamper Center, Portland Campus




Sammy-Ellie is a Research Assistant II at the Catherine E. Cutler Institute at the University of Southern Maine. She is currently working on the VAWA Measuring Effectiveness Initiative, funded by the Office on Violence Against Women.

A graduate of the University of Southern Maine School of Social Work, she is passionate about the complexities faced by queer and trans people and survivors of sexual violence.

Outside of work, she loves cooking with her wife, going on drives along the coast, and thrifting antiques.