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Carmen-Jeanette Stepek

Applied Physics & Mathematics

Buck Institute of Aging

I am applying for an internship in order to prepare myself for a doctoral program in Medical Physics. 

Work and Volunteer History

May 2016Present

Research Assistant

Physics & Astronomy Department at Sonoma State 

Management and organization of laboratory and equipment

Create experiments and prototypes to test

Assist Dr. Qualls in building prototypes

Researchand read about collecting water from air and " the water problem"

Jan 2016Present

Assistant Volunteer

Actors' Theater for Children

Organize information and paperwork from auditions, financial matters, and more

Record auditions and practices 

Burn recorded plays and material for musicals onto CDs and DVDs

Keep children calm and collected

Participate in readings, improv, and games

Jan 2016Present

Teaching Assistant

Sonoma State University w/ Dr. So-Young Han | 707-664-3242

Assist in conducting lower-division laboratory course (Physics 209)

Set up laboratory apparatus 

Answer student questions

Provide aid and guidance to students in use of lab equipment

Editing and improving written material and apparatus used in labs

Creating posts for Dr .Han's sustainability blog

Grading student work

Sep 2015Present

Teaching Assistant

Sonoma State University w/ Dr. Scott Severson | 707-664-2376

Set up Equipment (computers, telescopes, snack table, etc)

Assist Public Viewing Nights and Astronomy Labs 

Answer Questions from the Public and SSU Students

Participate in Astronomical Research 

Maintenance of Equipment

Clean Up

Sep 2013Nov 2013

Naturalist Leader and Teacher

Sonoma State University's Naturalist Program at the Fairfield

6 weeks of Naturalist training on Sonoma Mountain

Leading day-long hikes with students grades 3rd-5th

Teaching students about the environment at the Preserve 

Teaching nature and hiking safety

Sep 2011Jun 2012


Park Avenue Methodist Church

Teach reading and grammar skills to 5th grade students

Come up with entertaining and educational activities 

Bring snacks for students

Homework help

Track students' attendance and progress

Dec 2011Apr 2012

Adoption Support

Animal Humane Society

Customer Service

Knowledge of dogs and the adoption process

Facilitate adoption 

Set up visiting rooms with potential adopters

Take out dogs for exercise/play time

Clean up cages and play yard

Make sure dogs are fed and have water

May 2009May 2011

Personal Assistant 

Joe Selvaggio for Microgrants

Organization of office

Writing checks, emails, and letters


Microsoft Office, Quickbooks, and other computer software

Mailing letters and packages

Keep up with checks and recipient records

Researching addresses, phone numbers, and recipient history

Answering phones and taking messages


Jan 2013Present

Bachelor of Science

Sonoma State University

Physics  and Mathematics major

3.20 GPA

Society of Physics Students

Biology Club

Treasurer of Math Club

German Club

Language Partners

Mentorship Program

Sep 2012Dec 2012

Bachelor of Science

University of Minnesota Twin Cities

Completed 1 semester at UMN-TC

Black Student Union

Ultimate Frisbee Club