University of Maine
Grant Accountant IIIBecame an RA: 2020 - Recent
My husband took a job with the University of Maine as a strength and conditioning coach in August 2015. We were not married at the time. We were previously living/working in Boston. I stayed behind, moving back to my parents house while searching for any accounting job I could get to be with him in Maine. I finally was offered a position with the University of Maine Office of Research Administration as a Grant Accountant in June 2016, and have been happily employed since! Since then we have had two children and also have a cat!
Assistant DirectorBecame an RA: The 2010's
I left my high teaching job due to employment insecurity in 2011, and took a position of financial manager for a large STEM grant at UMaine. I transitioned to Assistant Director of the Frontier Institute for Research in Sensor Technologies in 2015, and currently manage over 20 federally sponsored grants.
Grant and Contract Administrator IIBecame an RA: 2020 - Recent
I started as an administrative assistant at the department level of a land-grant mission oriented university. I was the AA for the experiment station and part of the duties were administering the research projects under Hatch and McIntyre Stennis formula funds. After a decade of this I was hired for post award services in our central office, doing reporting, grant transfers, NCE, etc. Within two years I moved on to Subaward agreements and modifications and then a few years later to award review. This year I moved to federal contracts focused mostly on FAR/DFAR guided work. 😀