Heather Del Balso

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Objective To obtain full-time, long term, interesting and challenging employment with a company whose business model I both admire and support.
Education 9/95-6/97 Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA
Neuroendocrinology
  • Two years graduate work on Neuroendocrinology and Behavior in the Syrian Hamster. Studies also included Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy, Sexual Differentiation, Community Ecology. Teaching assistant position covered courses in Microbiology (laboratory) and Vertebrate Field Biology. Duties included husbandry and care of Hamster colony, as well as Texas Cichlids, and behavioral experimental design and implementation.
9/93-6/95 University of Louisiana, Lafayette, LA
MS, Animal Communication/Community Ecology
  • Two years graduate work under Dr. Robert Jaeger studying communication behavior and territoriality. Courses included Statistics, Behavioral Ecology, Evolutionary Theory, and Philosophy of Science. Teaching Assistant for General Biology (laboratory) and Human Anatomy and Physiology. Duties included husbandry of salamanders and flies, as well as implementation and design of experimental procedures. Thesis defense (Signal Honesty and Territoriality in the Mountain Dusky Salamander, Desmognathus fuscus.) completed for department students and faculty in May, 1995.
9/89-6/93 Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA
BS, Biology
  • Four years undergraduate work with Dr. Murray Itzkowitz. Studies included Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Calculus, Literature and Social Relations. Held work study position for all 4 years, assisting in experimental procedure and data observation. Extracurricular activities included musical ensembles, Biology Club (President, 1991-1993), and Radio Disk Jockey (1993, WLVR 91.3)
Work Experience 9/98-4/02 Digitas, Boston, MA
Senior Software Engineer
  • Duties consisted of layout and coding of web pages, as well as management of coding staff. Languages used include HTML, XML/XSLT, JavaScript, ASP, JHTML, and DHTML. Software used includes Homesite, Photoshop, ImageReady, Dreamweaver, Interwoven. Clients include www.fleet.com, www.bausch.com, www.morganstanley.com, and www.americanexpress.com.
4/98-9/98 MiriaDesigns, Malden, MA
Web Developer
  • Duties consisted of layout and coding of web pages, as well as graphic design and creation. Languages used include HTML, JavaScript, ASP, JHTML, and DHTML. Software used includes Homesite, Photoshop, ImageReady, Dreamweaver, ThumbsPlus.
9/97-4/98 Humane Society of New England, Nashua, NH
Animal Care Technician
  • Cared for all animals in facility (cats, dogs, rabbits, birds, small animals), provided vaccinations, assisted in neutering of male cats, tested and treated animals for disease, provided euthanasia services for shelter animals, pets, and wildlife brought in by animal control, monitored animal health and behavior, and supervised animal care staff and adoption counselors.
Languages English and French
References Miria Jo, Miriadesign - 617-281-5040
William Reilly, Digitas - 617-867-1000
Kim Johnson, Humane Society - 603-235-3190