Conn Center Staff
Unit Business Manager
Conn Center for Renewable Energy Research
Eunice Salazar is the Unit Business Manager of the Conn Center, where she is responsible for all financial operations, including requisitions, invoicing, accounts receivable/payable, reconciliation, and pre-/post-award grant accounting.
She received her MBA in Entrepreneurship from the University of Louisville in 2010. During this study, she worked with teams to consult with local businesses to write industry competitive analyses and business plans, and looked for ways to improve operations. She travelled with the program to Dubai, Abu Dhabi UAE, and Istanbul, Turkey, to learn about what it takes to conduct business in those countries. She earned her BA in Foreign Languages and International Studies from Bellarmine University in 2005. As part of the Honors program, she wrote her thesis about the translation process and its challenges. During a study abroad in Paris, France, Eunice took courses in translation and political science at the Institute Catholique de Paris and Universite Sorbonne Nouvelle through the MICEFA exchange program.
Before coming to UofL, Eunice gained valuable experience at CertiCell, LLC, a start-up company in the wireless industry, where she worked for 7 years. She worked in various roles starting as an Administrative Assistant, then Database Analyst and Enterprise Resource Planning Administrator/Accounting Assistant before becoming Office Manager. She led the implementation of the net-based ERP system, Netsuite, and provided training and technical support for employees at all levels of the company.
Originally from Quito, Ecuador, Eunice has spent most of her life in the United States. She's a native Spanish speaker and studied French and Italian as part of her undergraduate studies. She enjoys learning about various cultures and visiting different countries.