Carla D.

STEM Professional | Ed Tech Writer


Versatile professional and scientist with a strong technical acumen from an academic background in higher education. Developed a customer service-oriented approach to projects and data visualization. Owes success to clear communication and a facility for transforming complex ideas and projects into digestible explanations and actions.

Key Skills & Competencies

• Excellent English and Technical Documentation writing.
• Communication and presentation.
• Project Management.
• Organized, with meticulous documentation and time management abilities.
• Good data visualization, organization and management.

Professional Experience

Project-based Consultant, Various Businesses, CT 4 years, current
Practice of Dr. Jonathan Ritz ND, Lebanon, CT - Developed client record spreadsheets.
Editor for international peer-reviewed scholarly papers and articles for publication.
Associated Press Stringer for past US presidential elections.

High School Teacher, Grades 9-12, Norwich Free Academy, Norwich, CT 4 years
Middle School Teacher, Grades 6-8, Capitol Region Education Council, Hartford, CT 3 years
Prepared and delivered instructional PowerPoint presentations to 100+ students daily.
Communicated goals so that students would understand and become invested in achieving them.
Promoted productivity and quality standards.
Motivated and inspired students to do their best work, stay on task and on schedule.

Adjunct Faculty-Biological Laboratory, University of Hartford, West Hartford, CT 5 months
Instructed six laboratory sections, prepared laboratory materials and activities.
Provided students with evaluation of their progress and tutoring.

Molecular Biology Research Associate, Curagen Biotechnology Corporation, Branford, CT 2 years
Participated in gene confirmation associated with disease and drug response.
Performed DNA extraction/isolation/purification/cloning techniques.
Polymerase chain reaction (PCR). Submerged gel electrophoresis.
Ligated and transformed plasmid vectors. Robotic picking of bacterial colonies.

Staff Sergeant, USAF, Air National Guard, East Granby, CT 9 years
Served as Flight Line Crew Chief.
Received advanced training in aerospace technology, electromechanical diagnosis & problem-solving, leadership and operations.
Awards: Honorable Discharge. Air Force Armed Forces Medal for overseas deployment. Three consecutive Meritorious Service Medals. Air Force Longevity Award.

Administrative Support, University of Hartford, W. Hartford, CT 8 years
Oversaw departmental budgets.
Collected and compiled statistical data for analysis and internal and external reporting.
Contributed to the development and management of Executive and Management Information Systems.
Prepared surveys, written plans and reports, presentations, compiled data from various information systems, developed data visualizations, and executive information systems using spreadsheets and statistical software.
Edited peer-reviewed scholarly papers for publication.
Coordinated special campus-wide events.
Supported fundraising drives.

Community Experience

Disaster Preparedness Chaplain, FEMA
Accredited Veterans Advocate


Bachelor’s Degree, Biology, General, Eastern Connecticut State University, Willimantic, CT

Other Experience/Awards/Publications

Honorable Discharge. Air Force Armed Forces Medal for overseas deployment.

Three consecutive Meritorious Service Medals.

Air Force Longevity Award.