Staff Members

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Katie Mills, Ph.D 

kmills@usc.edu

Co-Director of the Center with responsibility for SHINE, Broader Impacts (i.e., community outreach for faculty), communications plus committed to Computer Science Equity; former professor at USC and Occidental College specializing in experiential learning.

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Darin Gray, Ed.D

daring@usc.edu

Co-Director of the Center with responsibility for Center operations and logistics, CS@SC, CAREER PATH Framework, and Center’s Inclusion- Diversity, Equity, and Access efforts, Center Data collection, and Discover Engineering; former engineer; former coordinator and teacher for Los Angeles Unified School District; currently serves in the California State Guard as a Cyber Security trainer.

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Mary Bonaparte-Saller, Ph.D 

kbonapar@usc.edu

Associate Director of the Center responsible for leading the Center’s assessments and evaluation strategy and activities, leading the Center’s elementary level strategy and activities, and managing the BOTS K-5th grade Computer Science Teacher Program and the 1st-5th grade Energy of STEM Summer Camps; Team lead for Engineering Transformer Program.

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Ben Louie, M.S

MESA Director responsible for program management, California MESA Statewide initiatives leadership, management of summer engineering camp and center parent engagement and involvement activities; former program coordinator and research associate for Washington, D.C.-based national education organizations.

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Monica Lopez,  M Ed.

monicail@usc.edu

Program Coordinator responsible for SHINE (i.e outreach, engagement, college access) and part of the IDEA team. I pledge to utilize an equity lens to inform all decision-making, program implementation, and procedures. Former instructor at USC Upward Bound/Math Science, Academic and Career Coach at East Los Angeles College.

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Anne Areta

aareta@usc.edu

Program Coordinator responsible for Virtual Assisted Living and Education (VALE), NSBE Jr and African American students in the IDEA team. Project Payload Camp Director: Committed to supporting Black students pursuing academic interests in STEM through collaboration.

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Jennifer Kolbauer, BS

kolbauer@usc.edu

BS Aquatic Biology- Assistant Director of the Center responsible for student facing STEM Outreach initiatives including Mission Science, STEM Club, and Energy of STEM; Gender Equity Coordinator-ensuring inclusivity through cultivating partnership and collaboration.

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Lauren Guzman

guzmanl@usc.edu

Associate Research Administrator responsible for providing financial and administrative support to the Center. Dedicated to giving program managers the tools and resources necessary to inspire young minds and promote educational equity.

 

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Alexandra Guttierez, BS

ag63298@usc.edu

MESA Academic Coordinator – BS Ecology and Environmental Biology; Program Coordinator for Latin(e/x) Students for the Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access (IDEA) team. Committed to promoting and teaching STEM confidence and making STEM more accessible and equitable. Former special education educator and MESA advisor.

 

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Victor Kim, BS

vkim5408@usc.edu

Associate Director for CS@SC program responsible for programming, scheduling and logistics

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Florencia Lee, BS

florenci@usc.edu

Assistant Director for CS@SC responsible for day-to-day operations.

Published on March 10th, 2020

Last updated on August 5th, 2022