Mia Trahan

  • Houston, Texas Area, US

Woman of Science/ Extroverted Scientist 

Work History

Work History
Aug 2014 - Dec 2014

Laboratory Technician

Cudd Energy Services
• Execute laboratory testing for optimal fracturing fluid systems by analyzing data derived from water samples using rheometers, under minimal supervision • Accelerate production time for designing hydraulic fracturing fluids while reducing chemical and fluid waste • Maintain current and accurate documentation of testing, results, procedures and inventory • Perform maintenance, calibration and troubleshooting on lab instruments to ensure proper working order • Prepare detailed formal laboratory report per customer satisfaction by collecting, analyzing and summarizing data and trends • Remodel the customer Fluid Stimulation Report while enhancing customers knowledge of test ran on water samples and chemicals used during the testing process • Author and maintain SDS laboratory notebook, Standard Operating Procedures (SOP), chemical inventory log, calibration and maintenance log and water analysis testing document • Collaborate with field fluid technicians to ensure consistency of fluid testing • Perform acid emulsion testing and water analysis using pH strips and spectrophotometer • Develop new and improved water testing standards using spectrophotometer.
Aug 2010 - May 2014

Undergraduate Biology Student

The University of Texas at San Antonio
My responsibilities during my collegiate career include but are not limited to ○ Laboratory safety practice according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). ○ Operation of laboratory equipment such as, spectrophotometer, centrifuge, pH meters and much more. ○ Accurate record keeping of observations and data in an organized laboratory notebook ○ Literature and scientific research analysis ○ Find relevant information quickly and efficiently ○ Use Microsoft Excel and statistical software to record quantitative results
Jun 2013 - Aug 2013

Student Assistant for Vice President of External Relations

The University of Texas at San Antonio
My responsibilities as a student worker for the Vice President of External Relations include • Create databases and spreadsheets for office inventory management • Answer phones and greet customers • File and maintain incoming documents and paperwork • Receive and route mail • Operate office machinery • Computer operation such as Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook


2010 - 2014

Bachelor of Science (BS)

University of Texas at San Antonio
I successfully achieved my Bachelors of Science in Biology from the University of Texas at San Antonio, while participating in an honors organization Sigma Alpha Lambda. I gained strong biological knowledge and practice understanding scientific concepts.



Qualitative Research

Hydraulic Fracturing



Laboratory Skills