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STEM: Science, Technology, Engineering & Math

A pipeline from high school, through LMC, and into four-year colleges and universities


contact us

Main Campus Phone: 925.439.2181

Fax: 925.427.1599


STEM Department & Program Info

STEM Grant Personnel

Danielle Liubicich

Director, 925-473-7689 Pittsburg, 925-473-(6)6910 Brentwood Center

Danielle serves as director for the STEM grant and main grant contact with the Department of Education. She has primary leadership responsibility for all grant related initiatives, and also takes a lead position in evaluation and data collection associated with grant projects.

Contact Danielle for management related matters.


Ryan Pedersen

Assistant-Director, (925) 473-7680, rpedersen@losmedanos.edu

Ryan serves as an assistant to the Director for the STEM grant and main grant contact with the Department of Education. He has secondary leadership responsibility for all grant related initiatives.

Contact Ryan for management related matters.


Nicole Trager

MESA Director and STEM Scholarship Coordinatior (925) 473-7685, ntrager@losmedanos.edu

The MESA Director oversees planning and implementation of the MESA Program as they pertain to STEM and state sponsorship. Nicole also oversees all NSF-SSTEM Scholars Program related matters, including the tracking and implementation of program requirements and activities, organization of the STEM mentoring program, and recruitment of new scholars.

Contact MESA for enrollment or MESA partnership related matters.

Contact Nicole for all STEM scholarship related matters.


ana castro

Initiatives Connector, (925) 473-7679, acastro@losmedanos.edu

Ana is the STEM Initiatives Connector and responsible for developing a comprehensive knowledge of activities and needs that exist at both Los Medanos College (LMC) and the community with regards to STEM education and student success. As the Connector she links LMC initiatives with the external community, with special connections to local high schools and industry partners in the East County.

Contact Ana for STEM involvement and programs that include the community at-large.


Marco godinez

Counselor, (925) 473-7460, mgodinez@losmedanos.edu

Marco is the STEM Counselor responsible for meeting with STEM/MESA students regarding their educational and transfer planning, career direction and transfer applications.

Contact Marco for STEM/MESA counseling matters.



stem officE

Ade Origunwa, (925) 473-7684, aorigunwa@losmedanos.edu

The STEM Office staff is responsible for record and bookkeeping, publications, and correspondence within the grant. The office staff assists the STEM and MESA Directors and other staff as needed with the operations and administration of programs and services.

Contact the STEM Office for documentation and paperwork processing matters including project purchasing, travel, and payroll.




STEM Deans


Dr. A'kilah Moore

Dean of Math & Sciences

Office of Instruction- (925) 473-7404

(Biological Science, Chemistry, Computer Science, Engineering, Physics, Math, MESA, STEM Grant, PTEC, ETEC)