Brenda C. Mondragon
Web database design, modeling, normalization and utilization, including SQL, SQL Server, MySQL
Server set up and maintenance (e.g., web servers, mail servers)
Able to work with UNIX, Linux, Macintosh and Windows platforms. Familiar with many popular programs, including MS
Office, Photoshop, and Internet applications.
Sixteen years of web experience, including fourteen years in professional web development
English and Biology degree, with proficiency in editing and writing; excellent communication skills
Versatile, with the ability to work independently, learn quickly, and adapt rapidly to situations
BA&S, English and Biology, Regis University, Denver, Colorado, May 1994 (summa cum laude)
Mar 2006 - Present
Aspen Systems, Inc.
Nov 2001 - Feb 2006
Internet Commerce & Communications (formerly RMI.NET)
Oct 1999 - Oct 2001
Designers & Planners, Inc.
Jul 1997 - Jul 1999
Environmental program support, mainly for the U.S. Navy. Design, development and implementation of web sites for customers, including the development of concepts, graphics, HTML, layout, CGI scripting, document conversion and other custom features as requested. Web, search and mail server configuration and maintenance, and web site log analysis.
University of Washington, Dept. of Comparative Medicine
Apr 1995 - Jun 1996
Networked computer database maintenance, office organization, handled orders and dealt with clients and vendors.
Regis University Writing Program
Jan 1994 - May 1994 (school year)
Evaluated and advised students on writing issues with the goal of improving their writing skill. Worked in teams or one-on-one conferences.
Regis University English Department
Aug 1992 - May 1994 (school year)
General office duties (photocopying, letters and mailings) plus grading assignments and performing research for professors.
Extensive web skills portfolio with examples of work is available at
Web sites wholly managed by myself on a personal basis:
Neurotic Poets (http://www.neuroticpoets.com/) - Original content web site which has been online since 1996. Site author and maintainer (design, content, code and graphics).
www.bdragon.com - personal site (blog). Also contains links to many other personal web projects (such as: Eclipse 99, Genealogy, "Moxie For Mine"). This site has been online since 1999.
Main developer on major web-based email messaging system upgrade. Front and back end work including a back end service to automatically collect and process email bounce data for use on the web front end.
Single handedly redesigned company web site from hundreds of pages of static HTML into a dynamic data driven XHTML compliant C# ASP.NET site with database back end. This improved functionality ensured better customer service and a better experience for web site visitors seeking information about the company, in addition to increasing web sales leads.
Sole programmer and joint project manager for company's main corporate web site re-design, which generated a substantial amount of new sales leads and reduced call volume to support staff while serving the company's user base of 110,000.
Worked as the main developer for Web Solutions department's internal site, including redesign of the site and development of a nationwide system for tracking and reporting project hours.
Created and presented poster on web-based environmental data collection at National Defense Industrial Association Environmental Symposium in Denver, March 1999.
Received letter of "Recognition of Outstanding Performance" from Designers & Planners President, January 1999.
Completed Project Manager Training course, January 1999 (6 weekly seminars).
Represented Regis University English Department at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research, 1993 & 1994. Presented and published an essay each year under a mentor's guidance.
Received Robert J. Boyle Award for Excellence in English, 1994. Awarded to a graduating senior with a record of outstanding achievement in English.
Clubs & Organizations: English club; Honors Student Organization; Biology club (secretary 1990-92); Chemistry club; Mensa (Co-chair of Denver Mensa gifted children's program, 1993-94).