Director, MESA Engineering Program (MEP)
Phone: (619) 594-5679
Fax: (619) 594-2108
Natasha Celise holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Management from Johnson & Wales University. She
has worked in higher education since 1991 and has held the position of Assistant Director
of the MESA (Mathematics, Engineering and Science Achievement) Program at SDSU since
1997 and Director in 2015 where she helps STEM students realize their goal of becoming
an Engineer or Scientist.
She oversees MESA components including the MESA STEM Learning Community, Academic
Excellence Workshops, Scholarship Program, and the College of Engineering Tutoring
program. She provides out of classroom opportunities for MESA students and engages
with industry to provide key programs such as undergraduate research, Training Academies
and STEM Shadow Day; where longtime supporters such as Rick Engineering, Solar Turbines,
Northrop Grumman and others local industry engage with students and assist with professional
development. She engages with pre college students during hands on workshops including
students from the GEAR UP program, MESA Schools Program, Compact Success, College
Avenue Compact and various local schools.
Natasha, a native of St. Thomas, United States Virgin Islands, has resided in San
Diego County since 1994. She is a member of the National Association of Student Personnel
Administrators and San Diego MESA Alliance; and recently recognized by OneNSBE San
Diego as 2013 Advocate of the Year.