Project Management Improved data collection and overall project effectiveness.
Initiated a more comprehensive research protocol.
Also improved the overall interview and focus group scripts to maximize qualitative data collection.
Finally, improved quantitative data collection with better organization.
Results: Immediate greater data collection for the project area as compared to the former project coordinator.
Improved project results for Central Texas and helped to validate several scales that were developed from the data collected.
Improved participation in the project.
Analyzed where the best places were to reach the Veteran population.
Used both conventional methods such as advertising at VA clinics and hospitals but also used more current methods such as social media and online advertisements.
Results: Greatly increased participation in the project and helped to improve the results of the project.
Developed five different online scales for three different projects.
Reviewed and analyzed all factors that contribute to a successful online survey.
One is currently live and has greatly increased the effectiveness of the project it was designed for.
The other four were created for two different grant proposals.
Both of the proposals have been funded partly based on the strength of the online scales.
Results: Increased the data collected on the current project and helped to bring in additional funding to my organization.
Assisted with grant writing to secure funding.
Contributed in significant ways to future grants for my organization.
Assisted in a variety of ways, including research, literature reviews, needs assessments, and online survey development.
Results: Of the ten local, state, and federal level grants I have assisted with, six have been funded.
Organized the prior record keeping.
Found more efficient ways to keep project records in order and easily accessible.
Results: Improved speed and accuracy of yearly progress reports and audits.
Program Specialist III TEXAS HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES COMMISSION － Austin, TX
Project Management Health Research Programs Data Analysis Organizational Effectiveness Marketing Strategies & Programs Participant Management Resource Planning & Management Research Tools Development Data Collection Analysis/Planning Qualitative Data Collection Logistics Policies & Procedures Development Quantitative Data Collection Participant Recruitment Strategies Health Education Project Analysis and Evaluation Data Management Community Education Technical Expertise includes: NVivo, SAS, Microsoft Office Suite, SPSS, REDCap, Tele-Form.
Project Coordinator January 2013 to January 2014UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS HEALTH SCIENCE CENTER － San Antonio, TX
Responsible for the day to day activities of two different projects with UTHSCSA/STVHCS.
Research Area Specialist January 2009 to January 2011UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS HEALTH SCIENCE CENTER － San Antonio, TX
Responsible for data collection, curriculum implementation, and data analysis.
Peer Tutor January 2008 to January 2009UNIVERSITY OF tEXAS AT sAN aNTONIO － San Antonio, TX
Responsible for the Anthropology peer tutors and coordinating with professors.
Microbiological Laboratory Technician January 2006 to January 2008SURLEAN FOODS － San Antonio, TX
Responsible for QA/QC and conducting Hazard Analysis and Critical Control for safety and public health.
Library Assistant January 2002 to January 2005Texas State University － San Marcos, TX
Assisted with the day to day management of the Interlibrary Loan office.
Master of Arts : Medical AnthropologyUniversity of Texas － San AntonioMedical Anthropology
Bachelors of Arts : History and AnthropologyTexas State University － San Marcos, TXHistory and Anthropology
Graduate Certificate of Public HealthUniversity of Texas School of Public Health
Resourceful, dynamic professional with a broad range of experience in fast-paced research and government environments. Highly skilled in operations and project management, planning and logistics, and resource optimization. Strong leader and a motivator who excels in teaching, training and empowering colleagues. Demonstrated strengths in project management, efficiency improvement, and successful program results. Proven track record of success in creative and effective interaction and communication with a diverse population in multiple locations. Flexible, adaptable, results driven and committed to quality process and product.
Data Analysis, data collection, Data Management, Health Education, Logistics, Marketing Strategies, Microsoft Office Suite, office, Organizational, Policies, Project Analysis, Project Management, Public Health, QA, Recruitment, Research, safety, SAS, SPSS