Work History

Work History

Laboratory Manager

Sep 2007 - Present
Calibration Laboratory, Caribbean Industrial Research Institute

Quality Systems and Management

  • Successfully implemented ISO/IEC 17025:2005 in the Calibration and Maintenance Services Department
  • Produce and monitor operational plans for Calibration Department
  • Designed and implemented tools for measuring key performance indicators
  • Participate in internal and external ISO 9001:2008 and ISO/IEC 17025:2005 audits
  • Produce ISO/IEC 17025:2005 grade standard operating procedures for both technical and administrative activities
  • Designed and created custom software applications to optimize departmental tasks
  • Designed and implemented a project management database to manage ongoing calibration requests
  • Established responsibilities, objectives, deliverables time-scales for departmental activities
  • Monitor and maintain overall performance against CARIRI's strategic plan
  • Involved in employee selection, career development and succession planning

Project Lead

Apr 2015 - Nov 2015
Inventor Advisory Service, Caribbean Industrial Research Institute
  • Lead the Inventor Advisory Service team and liaise with the Inventor Advisory Service in Denmark, as well as other national innovation entities, to drive national innovation
  • Educate the private sector and individuals on the benefits of the Inventor Advisory Service-approach to commercializing ideas
  • Assist inventors in developing the value proposition of their ideas and identify suitable commercialization partners where opportunities exist
  • Seek strategies for creating a sustainable service

Climate Innovation Leader

Jul 2014 - Sep 2014
Caribbean Climate Innovation Center
  • Reviewed and assessed over ninety (90) green business plans in the realms of Energy and Resource Efficiency and Solar Energy for technical feasibility as well as economic sustainability
  • Created the first version of a quick reference guide for the Incubator Portal software. This software is recommended by the World Bank for the management of business incubators
  • Liaised with regional hubs on issues relating to climate change and green technologies
  • Assisting with the planning and management of CCIC-related events
  • Assisting with the design and implementation of a management system for running the Caribbean Climate Innovation Centre based on her goals

Scientific Research Assistant

May 2007 - Sep 2007
Ministry of Agriculture Land and Marine Resources
  • Performed Kjeldahl analysis on soil, foliar and effluent water samples
  • Researched and developed analytical techniques for determining the nutrient content of fruits and vegetables
  • Performed Phosphate analyses of effluent water and foliar samples using UV/Vis Spectroscopy
  • Performed validation exercises on laboratory equipment and test methods
  • Performed dissolved oxygen, pH and electrical conductivity analyses on effluent water samples
  • Performed chloride and bicarbonate ion analyses on effluent water samples using Titrimetry

Technical Director

Oct 2006 - Apr 2007
Educational Communications Network
  • Designed and created interactive educational animations using Adobe Flash, Illustrator, In Design and Photoshop.
  • Designed and created print media (CD case covers, CD graphics, booklets and fliers) for products

Grade III Teacher Chemistry and Physics

Sep 2004 - Sep 2006
Bishop Anstey High School
  • Taught advanced and ordinary level Physics and Chemistry
  • Organized and planned laboratory activities
  • Established policies for effective classroom management

Customer Service Representative

Sep 2002 - Feb 2004
Republic Bank Limited Credit Card Centre
  • Resolved customer queries
  • Monitored and generated fraud reports on credit card transactions

Quality Management Assistant

Aug 2001 - Oct 2001
Caribbean Bottlers (T & T) Limited
  • Aided in the implementation of Phase 2 of the Coca Cola Quality System



Quality Management System Implementation

 ISO 9001:2008 & ISO/IEC 17025:2005

Lead Auditing of Quality Management Systems

 ISO 9001:2008 & ISO/IEC 17025:2005

Oral and Written Communication

Microsoft Office Suite

Word, Excel, Access, Powerpoint and VBA

Standard Operating Procedure Formulation

ISO grade mapping of business processes 



Professional Certificate Sustainable Energy Conversion and Storage

May 2010 - May 2010
Stanford University Center for Professional Development

Modules included: Photovoltaics (1st, 2nd and 3rd generation technologies), Fuel Cells and Energy Storage and the Hydrogen Economy

Bachelor of Science (Hons) Physics w/ Analytical Chemistry

Sep 1999 - Jul 2003
University of the West Indies

Double major in Physics and Analytical Chemistry

Certifications & Training


Commercializing Ideas, Inventor Advising and Licensing

Mar 2015
Danish Technical Institute

Project Management 

Jul 2014
Institute of Physics, UK

Global Business Incubation Management

May 2013
infoDev, World Bank

ISO/IEC 17025:2005 Auditing

Jun 2012
International Accreditation Service 

Uncertainty in Chemical Metrology

Nov 2011
Trinidad and Tobago Bureau of Standards 

Occupational Safety and Health, Incident Reporting, Investigation and Analysis

Jun 2010
The Safety Council of Trinidad and Tobago

ISO 9001:2008 Internal Auditor

Nov 2009
Moody International Associates

Root Cause Analysis

Jul 2009
Delphi Consultants Limited


  • PCS Nitrogen Prize (2003), Physics Department, University of the West Indies
  • Awarded scholarship to pursue M.Phil. in Computer Science (2007), University of the West Indies


  • Uncertainty Budget Analysis and its role in Microbial Fuel Cell Parameter Characterization Renewable Energy and Power Quality Journal, No.10, 25th April 2012, ISSN 2172-038X (view paper)
  • Modeling Proton Transport in Hydrophobic Polymeric Electrolytes COMSOL Boston Conference Proceedings (view paper)
  • Mathematical Modeling of Technical Vocational Education Demands in Developing Industrialized Nations, Ferguson, D., Mason, Z.A., Andrews, M.C.J., IVETA TT, Trinidad Conference Proceedings (view paper)