Chico STEM Connections Collaborative

JoAna Brooks

Mentor Coordinator

JoAna recruits, hires, trains, matches, and supervises the STEMCAT Mentors, who are upper division students, and matches them with freshman students (mentees) within the Colleges of Engineering/Computer Science/Construction Management, Natural Sciences and Agriculture. She also coordinates the STEMCAT Mentoring Program randomized control trial in order to research the impact of peer mentoring.

Contact Information:
Phone: 530-898-3949


JoAna is an alumna of CSU, Chico, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a Minor in Studio Arts. She has worked for several years in the nonprofit and government sectors as an executive director and consultant. She joined CSC² as the STEMCAT Mentor Coordinator in January 2017. Her experience includes mentoring, leadership and volunteer development, project management, strategic planning, fund development, and grant writing. In her free time, JoAna enjoys cycling, hiking, painting, and spending time with her family.