I am a decisive, results-oriented Contracts & Grants Specialist at The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) with 10+ years of experience in the field of acquisition management and over 19 years of resource development and grant writing experience in the non-profit community. I currently provide contract administrative support to state, federal and commercial agencies. I also serve as the Contracts & Grants Administrator for the UAH College of Engineering Department and have previously served as the Contracts & Grants Administrator for the UAH Propulsion Research Center, Mechanical Aerospace & Engineering Department, and the Research Institute. I am a former member of the UAH Staff Senate where I served on the Events Committee and the Outreach Committee. I am a 10-year member of the International Society of Research Administrators (SRA) where I have served multiple terms as the SRA Alabama/Mississippi Chapter Secretary and Advisor. I am also a 7 year member of the National Council of University Research Administrators (NCURA). I have 10 years of experience in grant writing, strategic and financial planning, budget and forecasting, resource development and analysis, benefits administration and applicable laws. I am a successful business owner of 6 years. I possess exceptional communication and interpersonal skills – writing, speaking, presenting, influencing, negotiating, training, motivating, and leading. I am able to interact effectively with people of all ages, backgrounds and cultures. I am proficient in Microsoft applications, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook. I am very knowledgeable in grants/contract submission portals such as NSF Fastlane-Research.gov; Grants.gov; AHF grantinterface.com; the BAA-DARPA/MIL portal; DOD portals; eSRS portal; NASA Nspires portal; DOE portal; SERDP portal; and etc
2018 Southern Atlantic Post Graduate Conference (SAPGC) Director of the Year
2020 Southern Post Graduate Conference (SPGC) Director of the Year.
The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) Staff Senate- Former Member-At-Large
International Society of Research Administrators (SRAI)
Society of Research Administrators (SRA) Alabama/Mississippi Chapter- National Council of University Research Administrators (NCURA)
Southern Post Graduate Conference
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