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Cathie Smith
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Take a closer look at what I bring to the table as a bilingual tax and IT professional:

Just the facts:

Location   Austin, TX

Email   catmaries@yahoo.com

Phone   512-508-1919

Education   Saint Louis University, Madrid Campus

Spoken Languages   English, Spanish

Expertise   Tax and labor law; Software QA

Cathie Smith

Associate QA Engineer


  Writes and uses test scripts/cases and automation

  SQL, C#, ASP .NET, HTML, javascript/jQuery, CSS, iMacros, SAHI

  Federal and state tax and labor law expert

  Experienced in Scrum and Agile methodologies

  Completely fluent in both English and Spanish

  Outstanding empathy, energizes team; fabulous verbal and written communication skills

To learn more about my achievements and work history, please download my resume below.

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My Story

From the capital of Spain to the Live Music Capital of the World, I've always found opportunities to do something out of the ordinary.

  • 2007-2011

    Formación Educativa

    I completed all four years of my university studies at Saint Louis University's Madrid Campus, graduating in seven semesters with a B.A. in Economics and a minor in Spanish. When not studying, I earned money teaching English, both independently and at private academies.

  • 2011-2012

    Into The Unknown

    Immediately after graduation, I was contracted by a Spanish advertising firm to work on a multi-page promotional feature about Tanzania. I lived and worked in Dar es Salaam for the duration of the project.

  • July 2012 - May 2013

    Coming Home

    I returned to my native Texas in the summer of 2012 and put my teaching experience and fluency in Spanish to good use tutoring third graders struggling with English at two Title I elementary schools in East Austin.

  • May 2013 - Present

    All things accounted for

    I began working for an accounting firm in 2013 performing software QA.

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After Hours

Just because the work is done doesn't mean I call it a day. This is what I value outside the office.

Worth a thousand words

I'll make art in any medium. Click the thumbnails below to see some examples of my work.

Drama Queen

I have performed onstage countless times, including as Maria in Twelfth Night and Cookie in Rumors, but my real passion lies behind the scenes. Creating narrative fiction is my craft, and in my free time I am always practicing. While my work is far from perfect, I think I've gotten pretty good at this - and I'm not the only one. That's how I won Saint Louis University's Loyola Award for Creative Writing In English. My play The Millennials was also produced as Saint Louis University Madrid Campus's Spring 2011 production, making it the only production to date in the campus's 48-year-history to have been written by an alumni.

Straight from the heart

I always make time for fun with family, friends, and my fiancé Johnny. You can spot us having a blast at Fun Fun Fun Fest, catching live music downtown, and getting new high scores at Pinballz. Additionally, I have two adorable cats, Crissy and Frankie. (Johnny is adorable too.)    

Purple Heron, watercolor on paper, Summer 2014

Johnny, sketched from life, Winter 2013

Memorial portrait of a friend's grandfather, Adobe Photoshop, Winter 2014

Portrait of classmate Kejan Haynes, Adobe Photoshop, Fall 2012

Watercolor on paper, Summer 2012

Microsoft Paint, Fall 2009