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Lab Assistants

CCMS employs students as Lab Assistants; get to know our current Assistants below! Read more about the position.

Katja Barnes

Katja Barnes

Fall 2020-2021 cohort

My name is Katja Barnes. I’m originally from Indianapolis, IN. Prior to CCMS, I obtained a Bachelor of Science in Psychology with a minor in Sociology and a concentration in Clinical from Marian University of Indianapolis. Outside of school, I am a proud dog mom to a hound named Pavlov. I love working in the lab and all the new experiences I’ve had the privilege to learn from here. Please feel free to reach out to me with any questions you might have, I’m always happy to listen and assist.

Contact: kbarnes@students.ccms.edu

Sam Bianchi

Samuel Bianchi

Fall 2020-2021 cohort

My name is Samuel Bianchi and I am from Marion, Ohio. I finished my prerequisites with Terra State Community College and I have had about 2 years of funeral home experience before coming to CCMS. I decided to pursue this career because I have always appreciated the funeral directors that have helped my family. I am beyond grateful to have been selected as a lab assistant. Feel free to contact me should you have any questions.

Contact: sbianchi@students.ccms.edu

Eva Hunter

Eva Hunter

Spring 2021-2022 cohort

Hi! My name is Eva Hunter and I'm from Tiffin, Ohio. I attended Terra State prior to CCMS, I was a student there since I graduated. I considered this field of study as a career choice back in high school, but went through some degree changes. I'm grateful to be in the position I am. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me.

Contact: ehunter@students.ccms.edu 

Josiah Mathews

Josiah Mathews

Spring 2021-2022 cohort

Hello Everyone! Being a student at CCMS has been a wonderful experience. Working as a Lab Assistant has been equally invigorating. I knew that I wanted to be a Death Care Professional about 15 years ago. It is never too late to realign to the path you are meant to pursue. I bring about a dozen years of working, management, and a lot more life experience to this path, but even more—I bring a healthy passion for learning new things. My first degree is in Engineering Technologies focusing on Operations, Manufacturing and Quality Management. CCMS is a place that engulfs you into another world of learning while the Death Care profession as a whole still offers plenty of opportunity to apply your past experiences. The cohort and practical training culture immediately transforms you and if you work hard—I guarantee you that you will find that you have what it takes to succeed! I am really excited to be here and humbled to be able to serve you in this role. Please reach out for more information. I am always willing to assist in any way I can. Let’s learn and grow together! 

Contact: jmathews@students.ccms.edu