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STEM Center Leadership Council

About the STEM Center Leadership Council

The STEM Center Leadership Council is a group of Students, Faculty, and Staff all working towards the common goal of making the STEM Center the best program it can be. Student leaders are chosen from our tutors and program assistants and work on a variety of projects to engage with the community and support our center. Orientations, Workshops, Potlucks, Award Ceremonies - our student leadership does all this and more. If you're a student and are interested in joining the STEM Center Leadership Council, make sure to sign up to be a tutor with our center - Look for tutor applications in November and April of each year.

MESA Faculty & Staff

MatthewJ. Matthew Register

Interim Director of the ARC STEM Center

Interim Director's Message: "The STEM Center is my life.  While a graduate student at UC Davis, one of my first real education positions was as the Center Coordinator here with the ARC MESA program.  In that role, I did everything under the sun to help our STEM students, from assisting with club activities to proofreading personal statements and internship applications to running workshop series and providing tutoring services.  Now as a faculty member and Mathematics Professor with the college, I continue to assist the STEM Center and MESA in an advisory role.  If you ever have any questions about anything college or STEM related, know that I'm always here to help."

WillWill Davis

Director of the ARC STEM Center

Director's Message: "Welcome to the STEM Center my friends! Every new semester brings its challenges and opportunities, but the STEM Center is always here to help. The STEM Center is a learning community focused on the STEM disciplines. That means that its greatest strength lies in the people who make up our program. While there are many resources available to you as a STEM Center member, connecting with and being part of a community of scholars with similar goals and interests is the most important thing we can offer. The STEM Center always has a great group of students who share, support and encourage each other, and thus contribute to the success of everyone in the program. If you are interested in mathematics, physical sciences, biological sciences, earth sciences, engineering, computer science,... then let the STEM Center become your ARC academic home. I am confident that we can provide you with great services and programs to benefit you both academically and professionally."

LaurelLaurel Richardson

STEM Center Coordinator

Coordinator's Message: "I am excited to be part of the STEM Center team at American River College. I'm finishing my Ph.D. in History at UC Davis where my research focuses on American Loyalist refugees' migration to the Bahamas in the aftermath of the American Revolution.  At UC Davis, I am also a Teaching Assistant Consultant where I help graduate students develop effective teaching practices for a wide variety of disciplines. I plan to be a college level teacher, so ask me about good teaching and learning strategies. Learning how to help students learn is very interesting and exciting to me. As a student of the humanities, I have lots to offer in helping you to improve your writing and communication skills. I look forward to working with you on writing assignments and on developing effective application and scholarship materials. While I ventured to the East Coast for college, I am glad to be back home in the Sacramento area."

JavierJavier Garcia

STEM Center Coordinator

Coordinator's Message: " I am exciting to be joining the STEM Center team as a coordinator! I am currently a Ph.D. student in Biochemistry, Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology program at UC Davis. My research involves investigating how certain fungal pathogens can breach the blood brain barrier and cause life-threatening infections in the central nervous system. Before starting at UC Davis, I completed my master's degree at Cal State Los Angeles and my undergraduate degree at Fresno State. I hope to share my experiences and help you with statements, school/internship/scholarship applications or any other way that I can. I enjoy talking about microbes, cars, popular science, and microbes. Also microbes. I look forward to meeting you and learning more about your interests!"

EmmanuelEmmanuel Uribe

STEM Center Coordinator

Coordinator's Message: " I recently transferred to CSU Sacramento where I am working on obtaining my Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering. Previously, I was a tutor and a Program Assistant for the MESA program. It gives me joy to help students develop quality study skill that will assist them in archieving their long-term goals. If I've boosted a student's self-confidence, then I can call it a good day. To that end, I will be working day-in and day-out to organize STEM related workshops that will benefit our students at the ARC STEM Center. I'm also considering a teaching path, but only time will tell."

AliceAlice Martinic

STEM Center Coordinator

Coordinator's Message: "I am a PhD student at UC Davis starting my fifth year in the Nutritional Biology program. My research focuses on how prebiotics (for example, fiber) and probiotics (for example, the bacterial cultures in yogurt) can affect our metabolism by interacting with the bacteria living in our gut. Before I came to UC Davis, I got my undergraduate degree in Chemistry from the University of New Mexico (I was born and raised in New Mexico). When I graduated, I knew I wanted to continue my education but I wasn't sure in what field. Now I get to apply my chemistry knowledge to study food and how our bodies utilize it, which is so fascinating! I'm really excited to be a part of the STEM Center and I look forward to meeting you, hearing your stories, and helping in any way I can."

STEM Center Student Leadership

The STEM Center Student Leadership consists of our staff of 20+ Tutors and Program Assistants.  In addition to providing tutoring support for our center, they work on projects varying from center improvement to community outreach to assisting the campus in various capacities.  Many of them are leaders in campus clubs or otherwise active in the campus and community, and they help guide the direction of our STEM Center programs.

MESA Student Leaders