Items of Interest
Upcoming NM MESA Events
The Annual AMP Conference, typically held in Las Cruces remains VIRTUAL for 2021! This conference is an excellent opportunity for our NM MESA high school students. The conference provides the opportunity…
NM MESA News
08/06/2021 – Educators in the Central Inner (CI) region met at Tiguex Park in late July to regroup, reconnect and STEM it UP! The CI Regional Advisory Meeting (RAM) was the first…
06/28/2021 – This year brought many changes to traditional events and the 2021 MESA USA National Engineering Design Competition was no exception. Held on June 21-22, 2021, winning teams from each MESA…
06/01/2021 – NM MESA has selected recipients of the 2021 Dr. Arthur H. and Joan Guenther Advisor Achievement Award. Leah Olivas and Lynn Schuler are this year’s outstanding MESA advisors. Each of these two fine…
NM MESA, Inc.
c/o UNM Gallup Branch
Calvin Hall 154
705 Gurley Ave.
Gallup, NM 87301
Shawndeana Smith has been the West Region Coordinator with New Mexico MESA for the past fourteen years. As the West Region Coordinator, Shawndeana carries out the duty of assisting schools in her region to promote culturally diverse students excel in the STEM fields. Shawndeana obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in Veterinary Science and a minor in Chemistry at The University of Arizona in 2004.
Shawndeana has always had a love for animals, especially horses, and from a very young age she chose, as a way of life, to compete at rodeos in the roping and barrel racing events. Today, Shawndeana is a mother of two sons and a daughter and she is a wife who shares her passion for rodeo with her husband as well.