Stephanie Kawecki

Stephanie Kawecki

Laboratory Support Associate

Biology Department

Life Sciences 247A

Stephanie Kawecki organizes and facilitates the preparation of upper-division laboratories. She recruits and supervises students that work as upper-division teacher’s assistants and stockroom laboratory technicians. Stephanie also oversees all equipment maintenance and repair in the department.

Her research interests are environmental microbiology and sustainability. She is currently involved in research with Dr. John Dorsey in Environmental Science studying the effectiveness of rain gardens constructed in Culver City. Her graduate work involved studying antibiotic-resistant bacteria in the Ballona Wetlands resulting in her thesis titled “The prevalence of antibiotic-resistant bacteria in water of the lower Ballona Watershed, Los Angeles, California”.  

Stephanie currently serves on both the Seaver Staff Engagement Committee and the SCSE Safety Committee. Stephanie received her B.S. in Biology and M.S. in Environmental Science at Loyola Marymount University. Her personal interests include biology (of course), astronomy, animals, ballet and jazz dancing, music, home improvement, cars, swimming, exercising, snowboarding, non-fiction books, and cooking/eating good food. 

Fun fact: Stephanie was once attacked by deer ticks in the name of science! She beat the odds and did not contract Lyme disease.