Physical Science Tech, USGS Geologic Hazards Science Center, Golden, Colorado
U.S. Geological Survey
 
How Camriel Coleman got involved with U.S. Geological Survey
I first found out about the STEP program during my sophomore year from a friend that was involved in the program. I wanted to find a challenging internship that I could take part in while balancing my school work at the Colorado School of Mines. I asked a professor to help me find an internship and he passed my resume on to the U.S. Geological Survey. After the interviewing process, I was hired as a STEP employee. The program was a perfect fit for me; it allowed me to balance school and work, while applying what I have been learning in a real world application.
 
Experience
The greatest benefit of working with the USGS is the amount of knowledge that I have learned while working. As a member of the Landslides Hazards Team I have learned invaluable software and web development skills which I will be able to use in the future. Being able to learn so much and to contribute to the department has been very rewarding.
 
Camriel Coleman's accomplishments
I work to help develop and maintain software applications and websites for the Landslides Hazards Program. I am most proud to have learned how to develop skills independently and have become a proactive problem solver. One of the most rewarding aspects of my internship is that I am given the independence to handle projects on my own but find assistance in tackling problems when I need it.
 
Camriel Coleman's next steps
My short-term goals include completing my bachelor’s degree in geophysical engineering and continuing onto graduate school. Eventually I hope to be able to apply my education in geophysics to help with the hydrological and environmental needs of the country.
 
Hometown: Frederick, Colorado
School: Colorado School of Mines
Major: Geophysical Engineering