Anita Mitchell


Biotechnology Department Grant Manager

Prior to joining Salt Lake Community College in 2008, I spent eleven years working in the corporate world. During that time, I served in several different roles and was fortunate to become quite familiar with how these roles interact-and that’s just on the business side! During the latter part of my tenure, I was primarily responsible for project management and team performance. Having “moved up through the ranks”, the value of each individual and the job they perform was not lost to me. I could genuinely say I’d “walked a mile in your shoes”.  

That is why STUDENTfacturED is such a fantastic opportunity; where else could an individual rotate through multiple positions within the same company, without the process taking a decade to accomplish? There is no greater method to gain an understanding of the roles and responsibilities of others than to “walk a mile in their shoes”. As a part of STUDENTfacturED, you can do just that. The experience will change your comprehension and appreciation for every individual with whom you work. Not only that, you’ll also have an opportunity to explore other career options you might not have had access to otherwise.

When I joined Salt Lake Community College, I applied my previous experience to the management of federal grant awards. Since that time, I’ve been honored to work with the college’s Biotechnology Department, helping the team ensure project completion, regulatory compliance and the management of over 4 million dollars of federal funding.

These experiences have given me a multitude of transferable skills, including:

  • Customer Service and Appreciation
  • Employee Service and Appreciation
  • Team Work and Team Building (collaboration)
  • Performance Metrics and Goals
  • Contracts and Obligations
  • Oral and Written Communication Skills
  • Budget Management
  • Documentation and Compliance
  • Reporting and Analyzing Outcomes
  • Policies and Procedures (documenting and executing)