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Grace Andrews

Grace Andrews

Sales Engineer

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Portland, OR

I'm an enthusiastic technologist working in DevOps and building process for learning and teaching technical tools.

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"Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world." -- Harriet Tubman

iUrban Teen

iUrban STEM Industry Advisory Council (Member)

iUrban Teen Tech brings together under-served and underrepresented teens in an all day technology event that shares opportunities in a variety of technical careers. The iUrban STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) Industry Advisory Council brings together leaders from a variety of industries reliant on today's and tomorrow's STEM professionals to define and implement programs that encourage iUrban teens to pursue STEM education and careers.

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GraphAlchemist

Cofounder & Communications Lead

GraphAlchemist provides Graphs as a Service to Fortune 500s, government agencies, medical researchers, and growth stage startups. Our application infrastructure allows small teams to make the most of Neo4j, for nimble and flexible deployment as business intelligence, research analytics, and product recommendation needs change.

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TLTS Performance

Angel Investor; Consultant

• Engage in business planning and expansion strategies to create concrete short and long-term business goals
• Managed grant application process and crowd sourcing campaign
• Maintained relationships with clients and handled billing
• Designed informational marketing material and apparel

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The Center for Globalization and Localization of Business Exports (GLOBE)

Business Analyst

• Performed market analysis for water infrastructure technology company
• Compiled strategies for future expansion in the domestic market
• Formulated an investor plan for the domestic markets to facilitate acquiring capital

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Village Capital

VilCap In-Country Program Associate

• Assisted with the planning and facilitation of the Village Capital Process and Artemisia Business Accelerator
• Created and translated documents and training materials in Portuguese
• Identified and contacted American mentors for Brazilian entrepreneurs
• Attended all training sessions with entrepreneurs and networked with facilitators
• Completed market research on competitors
• Wrote bi-monthly blog posts for Village Capital

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Frontier Market Scouts

Virtual Manager

• Offered technical and strategic support to scouts on the ground in Lagos, Nigeria
• Completed academic courses pertaining to business in the frontier markets
• Participated in and facilitated Village Capital simulations both in class and at the Hub in San Francisco
• Collaborated with other virtual scouts to create effective tools for facilitating research
• Created potential investor and venture capital databases
• Assisted in brainstorming expansion ideas for FMS program at MIIS
• Edited and streamlined business document

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Washington & Lee University Computing Help Desk

Student Employee

• Learned basic computer software and maintenance, installed drivers, and provided general customer service
• Interfaced with Dell on behalf of students to report computer malfunctions and request parts

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The Phoenix Project

Nonprofit Leadership Fellow

• Developed grant resources for youth programs for local nonprofit organizations in collaboration with a team
• Managed research team of 3 to create project timelines and enforce deadlines
• Created database to process information; synthesized all booklet information for efficiency

**Program now known as George Mason University's Social Innovation Program

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Monterey Institute of International Studies

Master's of Public Administration, Business & Emerging Markets

Washington and Lee University

Sociology & Anthropology; Politics, Women's Studies', International Relations, Poverty Studies