Stephanie Unick

Administrative and Events Assistant

Science Education Resource Center - Carleton College

I have been a part of the SERC admin team since May 2023. As Events Assistant, I help prepare and execute our many conferences throughout the year. This includes the Earth Educators Rendezvous.

My science education interests include encouraging women and minorities to participate. In junior high and high school, I attended many STEM conferences aimed towards girls. I hope we have reached the day where that is no longer necessary, and standard STEM conferences now include as many girls as boys.


I come to SERC with a lot of experience in running major events for both businesses and nonprofits.  In my most recent position, I organized and ran large events for a private business.  Before that, I ran a nonprofit where I ran events to raise volunteers, train volunteers, and fundraise.  In both of these jobs I learned about all the little details it takes to execute an event.

I also have a long history of writing.  While in law school, I wrote briefs and a note over 50 pages long.  As a nonprofit leader, I sent out weekly email updates, and quarterly newsletters.  I worked for lawyers as well and wrote briefs and appellate briefs for them.  I really enjoy writing and am looking forward to the chances I will have at this position to write.


  • J.D., Certificate Nonprofit Management, Case Western Reserve University - Cleveland OH, 2010 
    • At my graduation, my class of over 200 students elected me to have the Dean's Community Service Award, and a Student Leadership Award.
  • B.A. History, Northwestern College, Orange City, IA, 2003
    • History and international studies: I studied in Paris for a semester.

About Me

Born and raised in rural Nebraska, I grew up on a corn farm.  I taught English in China for four years (two years from 2004 - 2006, also 2014 - 2016).  I suffered a major medical incident in 2009, right before law school graduation, and moved back to Nebraska with my family.  After working in private business and public education for several years, I decided to return to nonprofit work.