Kristi S.

I began as a University Research Administrator in 2016. Following 35 years of professional development with a small environmental firm, I found myself primarily supporting the contractual and finance aspects of numerous Federal, State, and Private projects. Project Management was my career objective, but my administrative strengths continued to outweigh my scientific/engineering knowledge base to run a project from opening to closure.

In 2016, I joined a great team of Research Administrators in the CSU engineering Research Business Office. It’s a joy to support a multitude of Federal and State sponsors, as well as over 30 research scientist/engineers (PIs). Both the CSU Sponsored Programs office and all the NCURA Webinars & Conferences have been a constant support for learning more and more about this ever changing task to administer Research Awards.