Trauma, Health & Hazards Center

Carrie Yeager Portrait

Carrie Yeager, M.S.

Software Engineer

Ms. Yeager is the Software Designer for BlueSun, Inc., where she is currently involved in the design and development of wed-based trauma recovery software products. Carrie has an M.S. in computer science from the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs and a B.S. in Biochemistry from the University of Wisconsin, Madision. She is currently pursuing her M.A. in clinical Psychology.

Areas of Interest

Research interests include: trauma and software interventions.

Carrie hopes to develop a program that provides an integrated approach to trauma recovery for human trafficking victims.  Her specific roles include training mentors in trauma and human trafficking, coordinating resources for the victims and managing the mentoring relationships.  Currently she is working with 12 victims and 20 mentors. 

Professional Experience

For over 20 years Carrie worked as a Staff scientist for Aptek, Inc., an engineering research company.  Her primary responsibilities included writing Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) proposals, performing research as Principal Investigator, and managing research as Program Manager.  Her most recent work included a proposal to the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to develop a web-based art therapy application for Service Members suffering from PTSD.  Carrie has developed software for numerous government agencies including NASA, Technical Support Working Group (TSWG), Air Force, Navy, Army and the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA).

Carrie is also the President of Creative eSolutions, Inc., which provides software development consulting services to various companies in the Colorado Springs and Washington D.C. area.

Selected Publications

Carrie is presenting a poster at the International Society for Research on Internet Interventions (ISRII) in Valencia Spain this October.

Honors and Awards

2014: Ms. Yeager was selected to receive the  Outstanding Student Advocacy and Service Award of the International Society of Traumatic Stress Studies. This award recognizes a student member of ISTSS who has made significant contributions in the field of public advocacy, clinical work, and traumatic stress at a local, national, and/or international level.

Organizations

Carrie began as the Mentor Director of Restore Innocence in 2010. Restore Innocence's mission is to provide support for U.S. victims of Human Trafficking.  As mentor director, Carrie works with the FBI and trained volunteers to provide aftercare services to young girls rescued from human trafficking.  

Patents

1999 - Awarded a patent for her software developed for NASA and the International Space Station
Patent 5950190 entitled "Dynamic, self-modifying graphical user interface for relational database applications". Patent was sold to Oracle Corp. in 2006.

 
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