independent research consultant resume example with 15+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
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Professional Summary

Environmental Quality Assurance Professional with experience in climate action research, education, and outreach. Focus in promoting Business Development Strategy to maintain environmental quality of products and services. Background in multidisciplinary biodiversity conservation project management leadership and grassroots social mobilization in forest restoration for wildlife conservation and carbon sequestration to ensure environmental quality of landscape. Analytical Research Specialist with experience in experimental research and data analysis. Detail-oriented and methodical professional successful in developing in-depth research projects. Reliable team player with excellent communication and problem-solving skills.

  • Research program planning
  • Research grants
  • Report generation
  • Stakeholder Engagement
  • Ability To Work Independently
  • Strong Analytical Skills
  • Tracking Systems
  • Data Reporting
  • Study Protocols
  • Regulatory Documents
  • Presentation Skills
  • Strategic Thinking
  • Management Experience
  • Ability To Lead
  • Meetings
  • Data Processing
  • Office Procedures
  • Manage Research
  • User Experience
  • Management
  • Problem Solving
  • Computer Science
  • Workflow Processes
  • Process Improvement
  • Grant Writing
  • Operational Support
  • Generate Reports
  • Teaching Experience
Work History
Independent Research Consultant, 01/2020 - Current
University Of Minnesota City, STATE,
  • Assessing environmental quality of small business development.
  • Information Technology (IT) quality assurance of business process and certified volunteer mentor for emerging green quality entrepreneurs.
  • Develop strategies and advise others to develop quality small businesses.
  • Research, education, and outreach to environmentally sound quality projects and services.
  • Project management leadership to ensure quality and integrity of conservation organizations.
  • Counsel emerging diversity clients for green and responsible small business startups.
  • Establish network with 3 high profile organizations dedicated to environmental quality assurance projects.
  • Develop network with Asian immigrants and community leaders to initiate new projects on biodiversity conservation and economic development.
  • Streamlined research processes to meet tight deadlines for multiple projects.
  • Collaborated with leadership team to identify relevant questions and determine best methods of collection.
  • Led special projects through effective emergency resolution by diminishing obstacles and saving time.
  • Offered friendly and efficient service to customers, handled challenging situations with ease
System Quality Assurance Analyst, 04/2015 - 11/2019
Wells Fargo City, STATE,
  • Developed software lifecycle of retirement technology using Agile Scrum methodology.
  • Performed Quality Assurance test planning execution and defect resolution.
  • Conceptualized emphasis on reviewing ambiguities of business requirements.
  • Introduced extra communication and coordination mechanism to resolve software bugs using defect resolution process.
  • Streamlined communication and coordination with 3 technical functional groups of total of 40 staff.
  • Worked in CRM (Salesforce, Peoplesoft, and Microsoft Dynamics).
  • Collaborated with cross-functional teams to clarify requirement and valuation process.
  • Validated risk and remediation software application for financial crime risk assessment.
  • Supported business team in responsible retirement technology software development and quality assurance.
  • Coordinated and collaborated with Business Analyst and SME to create innovative and high-quality retirement plan.
  • Fixed identified issues to increase productivity and boost workflows.
  • Analyzed and tested different builds to identify, trace and help resolve bugs.
  • Created accurate and successful test scripts to manage automated testing of certain products and features.
  • Supported company in maintaining work environment focused on quality, communication, collaboration, integration and teamwork.
  • Researched new tools and technologies for potential use by quality assurance team.
Research Associate / Lecturer, 01/2004 - 06/2013
University Of Minnesota, Land City, STATE,
  • Designed, developed, and marketed experiential learning global-study semester course.
  • Conducted quality analysis of experiential learning pedagogy in Nepal’s lowland.
  • Developed quality course curriculum, finalization, and marketing global learning semester program with team.
  • Guided 50 students toward sustainable living from their reflections of own experience.
  • Conducted multidisciplinary biodiversity conservation research to ensure environmental quality of Nepal’s Protected Areas.
  • Produced innovative short-term course curriculum on eco-perspective and experiential learning.
  • Designed proposals on integrated environmental conservation and sustainable economic development.
  • Collected social, cultural, and environmental data of 20 projects at grassroots level in Nepal.
Ph.D.: Conservation Science, Expected in 12/2011
University of Minnesota - Twin Cities - Minneapolis, MN
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Post Graduate Diploma: Parks, Recreation & Tourism, Expected in 12/1991
Lincoln University - Christchurch, Canterbury,
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B.Sc.: Mathematics, Expected in 09/1987
Tribhuvan University - Kathmandu, Nepal,
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Certified SME Volunteer Mentor SCORE Minnesota Certified Climate Reality Leader, trained in Minneapolis Competent Communicator, Toastmaster International for two years Interactive Visualization Tools for Socio-Environmental data, sort course, SESYNC Socio-Environmental Synthesis in Curriculum Development, short course SESYNC Training on Relational Database, University of Minnesota, Office of Information Technology (OIT) Financial Management Training, National Trust for Nature Conservation, Kathmandu, Nepal Project Management Training for Environmental Wildlife Conservation, Australia, Short Course COMMUNITY SERVICE Board of Directors, Minnesota Interfaith Power and Light (MNIPL), 4 years Advisor, Association of Nepalese in Minnesota (ANMN), 7 years Volunteer MN350; Action4MN; Diversity Immigrant Refugees, 2 years Board of Directors, University of Minnesota, CFANS Alumni Board, 4 years

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School Attended

  • University of Minnesota - Twin Cities
  • Lincoln University
  • Tribhuvan University

Job Titles Held:

  • Independent Research Consultant
  • System Quality Assurance Analyst
  • Research Associate / Lecturer


  • Ph.D.
  • Post Graduate Diploma
  • B.Sc.

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