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Elise Bennett (She/her)


Work Preferences


Open to roles

Long Term EmployeeShort Term Contract

I am personable, adaptable, and enjoy tackling and solving challenges.

Ideal Workplace Values

Perfect-world workplace values include active efforts to reduce discrimination of all types; promotion from within based on skill, aptitude, and initiative; management support of opportunities for cross-training and growth within the company; corporate participation in neighborhood/civic volunteerism

Skills and Strengths

My Neuro-exceptional talent

Being neurodivergent helps me to see details that others may not. This, in addition to being highly analytical and having a strong penchant for pattern-spotting, allows me to be especially useful when dealing with data. In the software world, my programmer team members prized my uncanny ability to find obscure bugs that most analysts would miss, and I was a first pick for data mapping projects. I am a Jaqueline-of-all-trades (multi-potentialite), which affords me an uncommonly broad perspective and the ability to find creative solutions that lie just off the beaten path. One trait that employers have praised me for is an ability to transform tech-speak from virtually any discipline into plain English (written, but not spoken). I have a strong proclivity for the medical field and have a great affinity for the complexities of language, music, and science. Other interests include photo manipulation, needlework, leatherwork, and similar detail-oriented pursuits.

Top 5 Soft Skills

AdaptabilityCreativityLogical ReasoningCritical ThinkingAttention to Detail

Inclusion Essentials


Allowance of Fidgeting DevicesCommunication planWritten checklists1:1 meetingsWait time for processing information Flexible scheduleNoise-cancelling headphonesJob coaching1:1s with the team

Environments I'm comfortable with

Interaction with the public
Heavy lifting
Standing for long periods
Working with animals
Driving a vehicle
Working with food
Bright or blinking lights
Loud noises
Outdoors or places with strong smells
Variable temperatures
Uniforms (hard hat, hair net, etc.)

I am accompanied by a service dog - a Golden Retriever named Maggie, whom everyone loves. I am recovering from a significant back injury, but it is unlikely that this would affect the sort of jobs for which I am qualified.

Education and Credentials

Attended for 6 years from 1986 to 1992

The University of Texas at Dallas

Bachelor's degree - Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies