[Published originally in the May 2003 edition of Computing Research News, Vol. 15/No. 3, p. 8.]
CRA is pleased to welcome Carla Romero as Director of Programs, effective April 1.
Most recently Carla has been employed by the University of Texas at Austin managing grant funds for three labs in a national research center and assisting non-profit organizations in the areas of marketing, public relations, and fundraising.
She was previously responsible for designing and implementing educational programs targeted at minority youth in Texas and New Mexico. She has facilitated training sessions to build leadership skills, professional development, and college awareness. Her career includes the direction of scholarship and resource programs for undergraduate/graduate students, management, and legal experience.
Carla has been an advisor to several minority science and engineering student organizations, and has served on committees and boards, including the El Paso Expanding Your Horizons Planning Committee, the American Indian Science and Technology Education Consortium, and the Hispanic Women's Network. She is the recipient of service awards including the 1993 NASA Hero Award.
A native of New Mexico, Carla has lived in Texas for seven years. She received her Bachelor of Arts in English, pre-law at the University of New Mexico, and her Master's of Public Administration at the University of Texas at El Paso.
At CRA Carla will be involved with the broad range of programs focusing on human resources, on community-building, and on connecting CRA with the other organizations advancing science and engineering.
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