Melodee Patterson

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Occupation Virtual Assistant
Location Wisconsin
Introduction I started Short-term Solutions, LLC, in 2006 in order to use my varied background in business and science. I was a computer programmer and systems analyst back in the days of COBOL and mainframes. I then ran my own desktop publishing business called Micro Designs for a number of years where I learned the ins and outs of designing newsletters and brochures, as well as working with printers and mailing houses. I received an Associate degree as a lab technician and spent the next seven years working in a molecular biology start-up company. As employee #3, I used my previously gained knowledge to assist the company in its growth by creating databases, designing and printing scientific posters, and designing ads for scientific journal. Since receiving a Certificate in Bioinformatics, I use Perl scripts, biocomputing tools, and biological databases to perform data analysis on metagenomic sequences of bacteria and viruses. In keeping with my love of learning and my desire to help others, I became a Virtual Assistant and started Short-term Solutions. I enjoy the partnerships that I am creating with my clients.