Annie Babineau

Annie Babineau came to the URI Publications and Creative Services team in 2018 as an editor and project manager, leading high-profile projects for the Office of the President, Commencement, and Honors Colloquium from inception, through the creative process, to completion, producing high-quality print and online materials.

She collaborates with liaisons from departments and colleges across the University, as well as writers, designers, photographers, and printers; helps set the editorial vision and voice for the University’s publications; and works on campaigns and projects with weekly, monthly, and yearly deadlines, bridging print, online, and social media content. She edits strategic plans, annual reports, brochures, and a college magazine, among other projects, and is a contributing editor for the CASE award-winning University of Rhode Island Magazine. She also designs and edits several departmental and college digital newsletters.

Before URI, Annie worked in print journalism as editor-in-chief, copy editor, and reporter at daily and weekly newspapers in Rhode Island and California. She has won awards for writing, editing, layout, and design, and was named Employee of the Year at Wilson Newspapers. As the parent of an adult child on the autism spectrum, she has volunteered and worked at nonprofits and advocates for inclusion and anti-racism. Her essays have aired on National Public Radio’s This I Believe program. A consultant with Pure Haven since 2012, achieving the rank of executive, she has been recognized for leadership, excellence, and consistency, and was a featured speaker at its 2015 National Convention.

A native Rhode Islander, Annie earned her Bachelor of Arts in English and philosophy from Pitzer College in Claremont, California. She also studied at the University of Liverpool in England and the Rhode Island School of Design in Providence.