Who We Are
MESA is a peer and professional support community whose aim is to increase access and opportunities of success in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math)-related fields for first-generation, low-income, and under-represented college students. MESA provides resources for students to develop essential academic and leadership skills to achieve success in school, career, life, and STEM-related disciplines.
COUNSELING APPOINTMENTS: Counseling appointments will be held via ZOOM. Click here to schedule an appointment.
|Elvin Yuen||UC San Diego||Human Biology|
|Sherrice Tin||UC Davis||Biochemistry|
|Xinghua Yu||UCLA||Computer Science|
|Fnu Ajmaluddin||SJSU||Computer Science|
|Joseph Koplowitz||UC Berkeley||Physics and Mathematics|
|Sofia Rashid||UC Davis||Biology|
|Fahmida Akter||UC Riverside||Biology|
|Andy Mai||UC San Diego||Electrical Engineering|
|Fionna Zheng||UC Riverside||Biology|
|Rayi Lam||UC Irvine||Computer Engineering|
|Harold Thomas Greathouse||UC Berkeley||Materials Science and Engineering|
|Michelle Hashimi||UC Davis||Psychology (Bio Emphasis)|
|Vanvichny Kong||SFSU||Computer Science|
|Johnny Xian||CSU East Bay||Computer Science|
|Xzavier Bocanegra||CSU East Bay||Public Health|
You are eligible to join if you meet the following:
- You are a first-generation college student, which means that neither one of your parents or guardians completed a college degree. You are still considered a first-generation college student even if you have a sibling that has completed a college degree;
- You come from a historically under-represented background;
- You come from a low-income household; AND
- Your goal is to transfer to a 4-year university to study a major that requires at least 2 semesters of Calculus such as: Biological Sciences, Math, Engineering, Computer Science, Chemistry, Physics, Earth Sciences, Pre-Med, Pre-Pharm, or Pre-Dental.
DREAMERS or students who are undocumented are also eligible to apply.
Unfortunately, international students are not eligible for MESA, but are welcome to participate in the MESA Student Club.
Consult with a MESA staff if you have any questions.
You may submit an application either online
You will then schedule an appointment to meet with our MESA Counselor to complete your intake and see if you qualify as a MESA or Friends of MESA student.
- be enrolled in at least 6 units towards your academic goal;
- meet with a counselor to develop a Student Educational Plan;
- attend at least 1 MESA event per semester;
- volunteer at least 2 hours with a community organization related to your field or with MESA each semester
No, the MESA tutoring and study space is open to ALL students. MESA students get priority tutoring, but no one will be turned away.
Math Engineering Science Achievement (MESA)
- Sarah McCarthy
- T: 10:30am-12:30pm; Th: 10:3oam-12:30pm
- All Math Up to 3C (no stats), All Chem up to 12A [30A, 1A, 1B, 12A], Bio 10, 1A, 1B, All English
- Esther McCarthy
- Tu/Th 10:30am-12pm and 3pm-5pm
- All math up to Math 3B (No stats), Chemistry 30A, 1A, 1B, and 12A
- Jacob Ahmed
- M:2-5Pm, W:2-6PM
- Calculus 1, Calculus 2, Pre-Calculus, Chemistry 30A, Chemistry 1A, Chemistry 1B
- Nicole Harrison
- T/Th: 1:00pm-3:00pm
- Biology 10, All English
- Nhi Nguyen
- Monday & Wednesday: 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
- Math up to 3C (no Stats); Physic 3A; CHEM up to 12A; Biol 10, 1A, 1B
To access COA LRC services:
- Online tutoring services for science courses
- Students are able to login and get 30 minute sessions with a tutor
- Embedded tutoring into classrooms
- Our hours are M-Th 10:30am-5pm and Friday 10:30am-2pm