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Venita Hagerty
Data Assimilation
325 Broadway
Boulder, CO 80305-3328


Venita Hagerty - Research Associate III

Venita is a Software Engineer in the AVID Verification group. She grew up in Southern California, tried out the DC area for a few years, and then moved back West. She has worked in government, business, and education, on large and small projects. One of her most interesting projects was developing a recursive descent parser. She is interested in using technology for education; writing maintainable code; and efficiently transforming, loading, analyzing, and displaying data.

Research Interests

  • Model Verification
  • Agile methodology and practices
  • Database systems, relational and NoSQL


  • Computer Science, B.S., University of Southern California
  • Computer Science, M.S., Johns Hopkins University
  • Education, Leadership, and Innovation, PhD, University of Colorado Denver


  • April 2018 - Present: Verification/Database Development Research Associate III, NOAA/ESRL/GSL/AVID
  • September 2016 - March 2018: Data Coordinator, Regis University
  • July 2013 - January 2014: Software Developer/Trainer, contractor at Flatirons Solutions
  • January 2001 - July 2013: Director of Educational Technology, Denver Seminary
  • January 1999 - December 2000: CARS/Database Administrator, Denver Seminary
  • September 1995 - January 1999: Lead Software Engineer, Information Handling Services
  • January 1991 - September 1995: Senior Programmer/Analyst, Great-West Life
  • December 1986 - August 1989: Lead Software Engineer, Quality Systems Inc.
  • July 1985 - November 1986: Lead Programmer/Analyst, Synectics Technology Corporation
  • July 1980 - June 1985: Associate Computer Scientist and Computer Systems Analyst/Programmer, Department of Defense