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Upcoming NM MESA Events
Professional Development Sessions will be held to help MESA teachers with resources through the school year. Instead of in person singular training, we will be utilizing a virtual module training…
NM MESA News
08/08/2022 – Calling all students, parents, administrators, teachers, community members — Let’s think about those great NM MESA advisors from this past school year who continuously gave of their time, passion, caring…
04/13/2022 – NM MESA is proud to announce our 2022 MESA USA Competition Event Winners. This year, our MESA USA event focused on Designing for Equity in Your Community. Students teams participated in events…
04/12/2022 – NM MESA is proud to announce our 2022 MESA Day Competition Event Winners. This year, our MESA Day event focused on Celebrating Invention. Students teams participated in events over a 3-day…
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.