Staff - Cindy Fitzgerald

Cindy Fitzgerald has more than 18 years of experience as a Database Manager and Programmer. She has provided data management solutions for large scale biotelemetry evaluations throughout the Pacific Northwest using acoustic, radio, and passive integrated transponder (PIT) technologies for over a decade. She has been involved in a diverse range of projects with many different technologies, species, and data requirements. Ms. Fitzgerald has been responsible for database design and programming, software development and analysis, and managing data and information technology systems as it relates to project objectives. Ms. Fitzgerald has worked with scientists in all facets of data collection, processing, and management. She writes custom programs in Microsoft Access Visual Basic and Microsoft SQL Server-stored procedures for data import, processing, quality control and assurance, filtering, and export of many types of data files, including custom algorithms for assessing any behavioral or survival questions. Her areas of expertise include quality control and assurance protocols of large multi-year ecological data sets through SQL Server and Access, and summarizing data analysis reports. Ms. Fitzgerald has continued to improve the types and amount of project data accessible to scientists and clients, including database designs that provide readily accessible and analyzable information on multi-year fish survival and behavior data linked with multiple variables such as flow, water quality, dam operations, fish passage routes, among others. Ms. Fitzgerald continues to provide an enhanced user experience with customized data entry forms, queries, push-button reports, and automated processes. Ms. Fitzgerald is proficient in Access Visual Basic and SQL computer languages and is currently developing her skills in R.

Ms. Fitzgerald completed a BA in Business Administration from the University of Washington in 1989 and achieved a certificate of Computer Information Systems in Programming from the North Seattle Community College in 1997.