Personable member of the leadership team successful at building strong professional relationships. Manages large and complex projects while maintaining high team morale and energy. Skilled mentor, mediator and supervisor who excels at bringing out the best in team members. Dedicated Project Manager successful at work flow planning and staff retention strategies. High-achieving management professional possessing excellent communication, organizational and analytical capabilities. Able to analyze situations and develop strategies that enhance long-term organizational success. Able to work within the organization to develop and manage the change needed for greater organizational effectiveness Devises innovative solutions to resolve business and technology challenges. Project Manager effective in leading and directing science related projects from inception to launch. Senior Scientist/Program Manager with experience in biology research and managing teams comprised of scientists working to advance industry knowledge. Analytical and detail-oriented. Senior Scientist/Program Manager versed in organizing, writing and editing detailed reports and research papers.
12/2011 to Current
Senior Scientist/Program Manager
07/2007 to 12/2011
Staff ScientistAmerican Institute of Biological Sciences － Reston, VA
Develop and implement program standards, guidelines and evaluation methods Management and oversight of scientific peer review Responsible for meeting planning and execution Management and tracking of project budgets Develop framework, agendas and strategies for completion of projects Coordinate execution and delivery of scientific reviews products to clients Collaborate with IT Department to create project databases and websites Oversee programmatic review of scientific programs Management and oversight of scientific advisory panels Serve as liaison to scientific research boards Facilitate board meetings and manage committee activity Write scientific reports and edit scientific reviews Manage and coordinate staff assignments, staff workflow and workload Train and mentor employees Supervise staff and evaluate staff performance Assist in creation of standard operating procedures Assist in writing and developing annual reports Assist in forecasting and developing of annual budget Assist in developing business proposals Responsible for building relationships with clients in an effort to determine needs of clients, provide policy advice and guidance on peer review process.
01/2007 to 01/2013
Adjunct InstructorNorthern Virginia Community College － Alexandria, VA
Provided instruction on basic biology theories and concepts, proper laboratory practices and techniques Employed inquiry based learning techniques to aid students in understanding scientific processes and concepts Created and maintained course blackboard instructional site Assisted students in completion of laboratory experiments Developed classroom and laboratory exercises to test conceptual knowledge of lecture material.
07/2006 to 11/2007
Postdoctoral Research FellowGeorgetown University － Washington, DC
Managed budget, ordered and maintained research supplies.
Developed research projects, analyzed and presented data.
Planned and executed research experiments.
Performed technical tasks to assist in the overall laboratory research goals.
07/2001 to 05/2006
Graduate Research FellowMorehouse School of Medicine － Atlanta, GA
Developed research projects, analyzed and presented data Planned and executed research experiments Ordered research supplies Developed student research projects Managed student research activities Routinely analyzed and presented research data Developed and authored written publications of research data.
Education and Training
Ph.D: Biomedical Sciences NeurobiologyMorehouse School of Medicine － Atlanta, GABiomedical Sciences Neurobiology
Bachelor of Science: BiologyNorth Carolina Central University － Durham, NCBiology
Bachelor of Science: ChemistrySpelman College － Atlanta, GAChemistry
biology, developing business, experiments, forecasting, instruction, peer review, program development