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ALYSSA GONZALEZ
alyssacelestinogonzalez@gmail.com | Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Highly organized multitasker interested in bringing order to your business’s chaos. I am an
information-oriented analytical mind with an eye toward learning, implementing, and
documenting procedures that help keep organizations running smoothly. I process and synthesize
information quickly and well, and will fill needs you didn’t know you had.

CAPABILITIES

  • Reliability Status
  • Advanced statistical expertise acquired during science Ph.D., including t-tests, principal
  • component analyses, ANOVAs, factorial ANOVAs, and more, in Excel, SigmaPlot, and R.
  • Researcher and essayist able to digest and synthesize complex topics and return summaries
  • or research papers to assist, inform, and educate others.
  • Technical writer and administrator specialized in implementing and documenting
  • organizational procedures and preparing illustrated instruction manuals.
  • Public speaker able to deliver engaging and relevant speeches, panel discussions, and
  • interviews on numerous topics.
  • Blogger with over ten years of experience in using web applications and basic web design
  • skills to deliver content.
  • Written and verbal proficiency in English & Spanish. Currently learning French.
  • Proficient in MS Excel, MS Word, MS Powerpoint, R, Blackboard Learn, Google Docs,
  • Google Sheets, and SigmaPlot.
  • Animal husbandry, including fish, amphibian, reptile, mammal, avian, and arthropod.

ACCOMPLISHMENTS

TECHNICAL WRITER AND ADMINISTRATOR

  • Wrote white papers, corporate blog posts, and research articles on behalf of Talk Science Communications for scientific equipment giants such as ThermoFisher.
  • Replaced my doctoral lab’s protocols with instruction manuals that lay out needed materials, reagents, and steps in an easily navigable order. I added information on why steps look the way they do to facilitate the documents’ use in training new students. I also prepared manuals for my own methods and administrative procedures to make sure that expertise remained with the lab.
  • repared instruction manuals on product assembly and best practices for JWalker Dog Products, with illustrations and advice, in order to help standardize product manufacture, prevent errors, and train new personnel.
  • Devised a new warehouse organization scheme and inventory tracking process for JWalker Dog Products to better track when products are leaving or entering the shop and what happens to them during trade shows.
  • Created anti-harassment policy for Centre for Inquiry Ottawa as member of Steering Council, aimed at creating nurturing and safe workplace environment.
  • Served on planning committee for Eschaton 2012, a conference celebrating scientific skepticism, rationalism, free inquiry and secular ideals.

RESEARCHER AND ESSAYIST

  • I am the author of four research papers published in scientific journals, featuring advanced statistical techniques.
  • I have written numerous articles for web sites such as The Humanist, Femme Feminism, Greatist, and Playboy about topics in feminism, humanism, current events, and history.
  • I have prepared instructional materials for use with the University of Ottawa courses “Animal Form and Function” and “Introduction to Organismal Biology,” still highly regarded years after my departure from the school.
  • I participated in two faculty-led and one independent project in tropical field biology as part of research trip organized by Duke University to Costa Rica.
  • List of publications available on request.

    PUBLIC SPEAKER

    • Keynote speaker, panelist, and otherwise speaking at public events on transgender, race, and feminist issues, including subsequent question-and-answer sessions.
    • Interviewed for documentary on transgender experiences.
    • List of appearances available on request.

    BLOGGER

    • Writing paid essays for Patreon subscribers on various topics including transgender issues, nature, social justice, feminism, atheism, history, cooking, and the Hispanic experience.
    • List of publications available on request.

    AQUARIUM AND TERRARIUM SPECIALIST

    • Built, stocked and maintained seven aquaria with fish, turtles, crustaceans, mollusks, and live plants, totaling 250 gallons, as well as terraria containing lizards and frogs.

    PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

    TALK SCIENCE TO ME COMMUNICATIONS INC., Ottawa, ON
    Technical and Science Writer 2018 – 2018

    WALKER DOG PRODUCTS, Ottawa, ON
    Industrial Production Manager 2017 – 2018

    SELF-EMPLOYED, Ottawa, ON
    Public Speaker, 2016 – Present
    Blogger and Freelance Writer, 2011 – Present
    Aquarium & Terrarium Specialist, 2010 – Present

    CENTRE FOR INQUIRY, Ottawa, ON
    Volunteer 2012 – 2014

    UNIVERSITY OF OTTAWA, Ottawa, ON
    Laboratory Demonstrator – Animal Form and Function 2010 – 2016
    Laboratory Demonstrator – Introduction to Organismal Biology 2009 – 2015
    Laboratory Demonstrator – Advanced Techniques in Biosciences 2011

    EDUCATION

    Doctorate of Philosophy in Biology, Specialization in Chemical and Environmental Toxicology
    University of Ottawa, 2016
    Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

    Bachelor of Science in Biology and Marine Science, Minor in Chemistry
    University of Miami, 2009
    Coral Gables, Florida, United States of America
    Magna cum laude, Dean’s List, Honor Roll, Golden Key & Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Societies

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