MESA Alumni Stories

"If you can see it, You can be it." - Billie Jean King

In the spring of 1984, MESA began programming in Phoenix and Tucson to increase access to Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) pathways and encourage college readiness for low-income, minority, or first-generation college-bound students in grades 6-12. In the 40 years since, many students have taken part in MESA, learning about various STEM fields, implementing the Engineering Design Process, meeting college students and professionals in STEM, and visiting college campuses. For some students it may be for only a year and for others several ending with high school graduation. As a part of our 40th Anniversary celebration, Arizona MESA wants to highlight a few of our alumni as shining examples of how MESA can support student success in STEM.

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