Mrs. Carmen Osier, a U.S. Navy veteran, is the Assistant Director for the Harte Research Institute at Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi. She works closely with the Associate Director for Institutional Initiatives, Finance, and Administration and provides accounting, budget development/management, and both pre- and post- sponsored research administrative support to the HRI researchers and staff. Carmen has been with the University since 2014. Prior to her position with HRI, she was an employee in the central office of sponsored research where she became skilled in post award administration and federal/state/local/private contract policies and regulations. She received both her Bachelors and Masters in Accounting from Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi in 2013 and 2015, respectively. Her graduate work focused on startup business ventures. Prior to Carmen receiving her degrees in accounting, her background was in healthcare administration.