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Abigail Iturra

Abigail Iturra

Co-President/ Co-Founder

Space Exploration Society at Berkeley (SESB)

Berkeley, CA


Space Exploration Society at Berkeley (SESB)

Co-President/ Co-Founder

-Affiliated with The Planetary Society (TPS) and Students for the Exploration and Development of Space(SEDS)
-Helping in the management of club affairs
-Designating jobs for our staff
-Overseeing the organization of speakers and lectures, trips, and social events.
-In direct contact with The Planetary Society's Global Volunteer Coordinator to assist in the development of official college campus TPS affiliations worldwide: we are currently the second student group to affiliate with TPS
-Astronomy Professor and Vice Chancellor of Equity and Inclusion Gibor Basri is our faculty advisor

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Kumon Math and Reading


Graded homework and class work
Tutored children between the ages of 5 to 16 in math and English
Answered phone calls

Key Club

Volunteer Event Coordinator

Searched for volunteering events in the local area
Contacted coordinators to discuss volunteering job, amount of volunteers, times/locations, and liability waivers
Added over 20 new events to our club's usual ones such as the LA Greek Fest, LA AIDS Walk, and a weekly game night at a local senior home.
Coordinated volunteer events with other clubs at our school

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Mercury Business Group


Filled out Power of Attorney and Purchase Agreement forms for my father's housing business throughout my junior and senior year of high school.

California Bright Dental

Dental Assistant

Volunteered as a dental assistant at my uncle's clinic for two summers: one before my freshman year of high school and another before my sophomore year
Stopped due to cross country practices pre-junior year
Sterilized equipment, cleaned counters, assisted the doctor by handing appropriate tools during a procedure, filed forms, answered phone calls.

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University of California Berkeley

Current Undergraduate working towards a Bachelors of Arts, Planning for a double major in Physics and Cognitive Science

Planning to graduate by May 2017
Co-Founder of the Space Exploration Society at Berkeley (SESB)
Cal Fencing club team member

Los Osos High School

High school diploma

Graduated with honors:
Golden State Merit Seal Diploma
California State Seal of Bi-Literacy
California Scholarship Federation Seal
Academic ranking: 26th out of a class size of 884
Questbridge Finalist 2013
4.5 weighted GPA

Event Coordinator of Key Club 2012-2013, Member all four years:
-Bronze President's Volunteer Service Award 2012
-Gold Prasident's Volunteer Service Award 2013
Member of the Science National Honor Society 2012-2013
Qualified for Membership into the California Scholarship Federation every semester
-Highest Honors Stole and Pin
-Graduation Diploma Seal
Over 280 hours of community service via Key Club and CSF
Cross Country and Track team member 2011-2013:
-Most Inspirational Award 2011
-Scholar Athlete Badge 2011,2012,2013

Other Awards:
AP Scholar Award 2012
AP Scholar with Distinction Award 2013
FBLA: 4th Place in Global Business at the 2013 Inland Section Leadership Conference

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