The Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement (MESA) Program has supported underserved students to become the engineers and physical science professionals needed by the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) industry to compete in today’s global marketplace.

Since 1982, the SDSU MESA program has provided academic support, “out of classroom” experiences and industry and alumni engagement; which help students succeed academically and develop professionally to achieve career goals. MESA students engage in "high impact" experiences, such as undergraduate research, first year seminar, learning communities and leadership development. The goal of the program is to enhance student engagement and graduate diverse students in the STEM fields. We are a postsecondary component of MESA California.

View archive of SDSU MESA program brochures.

View archive of SDSU MESA program profiles by academic year.

Visit the website of our regional San Diego partnership with other MESA programs.


MESA Staff


Program Director

Natasha Celise


Program Coordinator

Eric Pamintuan


Sciences Coordinator

Thelma Chavez


Student Assistant

Linh Nguyen

Nursing, Psychology Minor


Student Assistant

Arely Nieblas

Computer Engineering

Natalia Elizarraras

Student Assistant

Natalia Elizarraras Leon

Aerospace Engineering


Student Assistant


Nate Salas

MESA Mentor

Natanael Salas

Mechanical Engineering

Dalhia Ruiz Fernandez

MESA Mentor

Dalhia Ruiz-Fernandez

Aerospace Engineering

Kathia Brown

MESA Mentor

Kathia Brown

Mechanical Engineering





  • Main office: College of Engineering, E208
  • Thelma Chavez, College of Sciences, GMCS322B
  • Daisy Galeana & Theresa M. Garcia MESA Collaborative Annex, E216A  (located within the Center for Student Success in Engineering, E216)