Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation

Meet the Staff

Pablo Suarez is Director of the Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) in STEM Program and the Engineering Coordinator for the Chico STEM Connections Collaborative (CSC2) Program. Pablo Suarez is from Fillmore, California. Since he can remember he has always liked to tinker with mechanical devices, from Hot Wheels to RC cars when he was a kid to working on his 1967 Ford Mustang. He graduated from California State University, Chico in 2007 with a Bachelor's of Science in Mechanical Engineering. As a student, Pablo was part of the MESA Engineering Program (MEP) and obtained internships at Ford Motor Company and Vortech Superchargers LLC. He also served in leadership roles as the Vice President and the President of Latinos in Technical Careers (LTC), a student chapter of the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE). He has eight years of engineering field experience where he has done structural calculations, design, modeling, and manufacturing. He joined Chico State as the Engineering Coordinator for CSC² in November 2016. He enjoys working with students, challenging them to realize their potential. In his free time, he likes to swim, run, and mountain bike in Bidwell Park. 

Dr. Herrera is the Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) curriculum advisor and instructor. Dr. Christine Herrera is an Assistant Professor in the Department Mathematics and Statistics at CSU, Chico. As a Gates Millennium Scholar, Dr. Herrera was able to earn a B.S. and a M.S. in Mathematics from Colorado State University, and then a Ph.D. in Mathematics Education from Texas State University. Upon graduation Dr. Herrera accepted a position at California State University, Chico. Dr. Herrera’s current research interests include areas of teaching and learning that foster productive struggle and teacher noticing of student thinking at pre-service and in-service levels, and investigating student’s understanding of proofs and proof comprehension. Dr. Herrera also collaborates with the Bilingual Education Program as the mathematics content specialist for the Community and Instruction for expanding English Learners’ Opportunities (CIELO) Project. In her free time, she enjoys yoga, exercising, hiking, reading, and gardening.

Pablo Suarez engineering director

Christine Herrera