Curious and intuitive Senior Research Finance Analyst with specialized knowledge in sponsored research. Experience includes 10 years of finance experience in academic settings. Adept at developing budgets and writing proposals.
Financial management skills
Communication skills (verbal and written)
Strong interpersonal skills
Strong work ethic
Provided extramural support for research and public service projects for 23 research faculty and 60 associated postdoctoral scholars. This included training and development of a team of 6 administrative assistants for pre-award administration.
Interpreted sponsors' proposal requirements in order to produce high quality proposal packages;
Developed high-quality research proposals for fellowships, foundations, and private grants, including detailed budgets and budget justifications with a solid understanding of proposal requirements as interpreted from the request for applications.
Managed a portfolio of contracts, grants, and fellowships for federal, state and private funding sources, from the National Institutes of Health, US Department of Defense, and numerous private foundations, for 6 PIs with an annual budget of $9M.
Managed pre-award activities for a complex research portfolio, in the field of sponsored research, primarily focused on mental health, cancer, and cardiovascular medicine.
Facilitated the grant proposal process, developed budgets, and assisted with report writing to comply with sponsor requirements;
Improved the sub-award set-up process, their amendments, and renewals to ensure timely project initiation.
Produced financial and administrative reports for Principal Investigators and sponsors.
Delivered excellent customer-service to Principal Investigators at the VA Palo Alto Health Care System, many of whom have faculty appointments at Stanford University.
Provide analytical and financial support in contract and grant administration including post-award fund management and closeout activities for federal, state, local and private sponsors. Involves activities associated with forecasting, planning, and managing of research portfolios by performing the following: administering and monitoring contract and grant awards, including compliance with regulations, terms, and conditions; financial management and reporting; and subcontract administration. Serve as the faculty's single point of contact for research financial issues and ensures that faculty are provided with high quality, efficient, responsive, and responsible post-award research administration services.
Use skills as a seasoned, experienced administrator to independently manage the financial and post-award components of research, awards and,d transactions related to contract and grant management and maintain contract and grant records in compliance with institutional research sponsor policies. Work on proposals and awards of diverse scope where analysis of data requires a thorough understanding of complex regulations. Complete and approve transactions for signature by an authorized institutional official.
Awards received from Faculty: Received 4 SPOT awards, 7 UCSF Recognition Awards, and nominated for the STAR Achievement award.
Promotions: Received a substantial promotion in 2016.
Selected for a competitive 12-month UCSF Academic Business Officers Group (ABOG) Mentorship Program in 2017.
COMMUNITY/ VOLUNTEER SERVICES
The Black Caucus at UCSF
A volunteer campus organization focused on community building, professional development, and advocacy for all Black-identified individuals and allies on the UCSF campus.
Council on Campus Climate, Culture, and Inclusion Staff Subcommittee at UCSF
Participated in staff subcommittee to identify, implement, and evaluate efforts to improve and promote an inclusive and equitable campus environment. Recommend changes that impact underrepresented staff groups.
Phat Beets Produce, Oakland, CA
A food justice program aimed to create a healthier and more equitable food system in Oakland. Help maintain ¼ acre edible landscape that's open to the community for harvest. Produce is delivered to the Self Help Hunger Program & Food Farmacy.
Sensory Garden at Lake Merritt, Oakland, CA
A grassroots volunteer group to help bolster facility improvements and support local educational programs to experience and access nature within Oakland's urban landscape.
Work as a private running coach promoting health among diverse populations mainly in the East Bay community.
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