Items of Interest
Upcoming NM MESA Events
MESA Day is designed to encourage the concept of problem solving through teamwork. It salutes NM MESA students for their commitment to academic excellence.
For 2020, the MESA USA Event will be held the day prior to the MESA Day Competition as part of New Mexico MESA’s Competition Series. For full rules on either…
It is that time of year again where NM MESA is once again looking for volunteers for their annual competitions. This year our competitions will be held over (2) days…
The Senior Incentive Field Trip (SIFT) has been scheduled for April 7-10, 2020 to Miami, Florida! Up to Twenty-four seniors and four advisor chaperones from our NM MESA statewide programs…
NM MESA News
01/14/2020 – New Mexico MESA will be hosting a Professional Development Conference for their teacher advisors in Albuquerque, NM at the Embassy Suites hotel on January 21 and 22, 2020.
01/14/2020 – Through the months of November and December, students and teachers in the West region were collaborating to collect items to donate to the elderly of the community. We had a…
08/01/2019 – Once again, the West Region was able to provide an abundance of resources all thanks to the support and contributions from the Navajo Transitional Energy Company. Nathan Tohtsoni is the Education…
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 twelve 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.