Portrait of Natasha CeliseNatasha Forbes-Celise

Director, MESA Engineering Program (MEP)

Phone: (619) 594-5679

Fax: (619) 594-2108

Email: [email protected]

M/C: 1303

Office: E-208

 

BIOGRAPHY

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.