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CRISTINA TORTAROLO

Social Science Research • Database management utilizing Filemaker Pro and the Microsoft Of�ice Suite • Running and editing scripts in Matlab • Organizing and preprocessing collected fMRI images with AFNI

Skills

Bachelor of Arts in Cognitive Sciences and Psychology, 2010 Rice University, Houston, Texas

Education

Graphic Design and Publishing • Experience with Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign, Captivate, Flash, Premiere, Bridge, Dreamweaver) NCIRE: Stress & Health Research Program (August 2011-Present day) Staff Research Associate II Supervisors: Dr. Thomas Neylan, Maryann Lenoci • Coordinated outreach efforts for clinical trial recruitment • Organized participant and outreach information in Filemaker Pro databases • Designed announcements and advertisements for ongoing studies

Research Experience

Baylor College of Medicine: Computational Psychiatry Unit (June 2010 – Dec 2010) Research Technician III Supervisors: Dr. Pearl Chiu and Dr. Brooks King-Casas • Responsible for directing participants: screening for eligibility, obtaining informed consent and relaying instructions for various tasks • Collected saliva samples for genetic analysis and urine samples for drug screening • Designed recruitment �liers and brochures for a range of protocols • Aligned functional and structural fMRI images and adjusted for motion with AFNI • Planned and coded a website for one of the primary investigators Rice University Psychology Department: Language & Memory Lab (Jan 2010 – May 2010) Research Assistant Supervisors: Dr. Randi Martin and Dr. Robert Slevc • Instructed participants on behavioral tasks for a variety of studies • Transcribed and scored voice-recordings in spreadsheets Rice University Psychology Department: Industrial/Organizational Lab (Dec 2009) Research Assistant Supervisor: Dr. Margaret Beier • Assisted in instructing and administering tasks for a pilot study • Answered participant questions; facilitated testing session

Independent Sociology Research (May 2008 - May 2010) Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellow Supervisors: Dr. Bridget Gorman and Dr. Roland Smith • De�ined research questions and submitted projects for IRB approval • Conducted interviews with students and then transcribed recordings for analysis • Presented preliminary results at MMUF Southeastern Regional Conference in Nov 2009

Research Experience Continued...

Other Work Experience

Rice University Web Services (Jan 2010 – May 2010) Content Editor • Migrated information to upgraded websites using CMS400 • Edited web content using HTML and CSS • Tested web pages for browser-compatibility and scripting errors

The Rice Thresher (Aug 2009 – Apr 2010) Backpage Editor • Wrote and edited content for satire section of Rice University newspaper • Used multiple programs of the Adobe Creative Suite (Illustrator, Photoshop, Indesign)

Catalyst: Rice Undergraduate Science and Engineering Review (Nov 2009 – May 2010) Graphic and Layout Designer • Laid out student articles and created images to accompany them • Worked with a team to design the magazine’s color palette and thematic organization Jesse H. Jones Business School, MBA for Executives (Nov 2006 – Jan 2010) Undergraduate Assistant • Assisted EMBA coordinators and students with general of�ice duties • Stocked utilities for program sessions on alternating weekends • Remained a dedicated part-time staff member for 3.5 years

Honors

Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship, Fellow “Your Life at Rice” student video contest, 1st in Academic category, 2nd overall

Graphic and Web Design Experience (2008 – Present) • Created logos for Houston Read Commission and Hoot • Designed t-shirts and posters for various Rice University clubs and activities • Wrote up and animated a short educational video on the Default Mode Network • Illustrated a comic set in Pavlov’s research laboratory • More details and work are available online [www.ctortfolio.com]