Chico STEM Connections Collaborative

Lorena Navarro, Ph.D.

Natural Sciences Coordinator

Lorena provides individualized intensive guidance and motivational support to natural sciences (NS) students. She helps incoming students with orientation, academic advising, and tutorial coordination. She provides personal academic counseling, assistance with career counseling, and professional development. She also helps NS students enroll in research and summer internship experiences.

Contact Information:
Phone: 530-898-5233


Dr. Lorena Navarro is from Brawley, California. She discovered her passion for research while completing a BS in biological sciences at UC Davis. After graduation, she pursued a PhD in biology at UC San Diego. Upon completion of her postdoctoral studies at the UCSD School of Medicine, she was a faculty member at UC Davis in the Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics for eight years. She joined Chico State as the Natural Sciences Coordinator for CSC2 in January. She is a strong proponent of STEM education as well as programs to encourage women and underrepresented minorities to pursue a higher education. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her two cats, cycling, hiking and working out.