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Mia Trahan

Woman of Science/ Extroverted Scientist 

Work experience

Aug 2014Dec 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 2010May 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 2013Aug 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



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.


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Hydraulic Fracturing
Laboratory Skills