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Work experience

Sep 2007Present

Laboratory Manager

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
Apr 2015Nov 2015

Project Lead

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
Jul 2014Sep 2014

Climate Innovation Leader

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
May 2007Sep 2007

Scientific Research Assistant

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
Oct 2006Apr 2007

Technical Director

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
Sep 2004Sep 2006

Grade III Teacher Chemistry and Physics

Bishop Anstey High School
  • Taught advanced and ordinary level Physics and Chemistry
  • Organized and planned laboratory activities
  • Established policies for effective classroom management
Sep 2002Feb 2004

Customer Service Representative

Republic Bank Limited Credit Card Centre
  • Resolved customer queries
  • Monitored and generated fraud reports on credit card transactions
Aug 2001Oct 2001

Quality Management Assistant

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