Jeffrey S. Navarro Mentorship Program

jeffrey navarroJeffrey S. Navarro graduated from the Environmental Resources Engineering program at HSU in December 2014 and tragically died in a car accident a month later. We at ERE miss him dearly. Jeff’s family, Rene Navarro and Peggy Bryer, has created another way for us to continue to remember Jeff through the Jeffrey S. Navarro Mentorship Program, which supports 2-3 ERE students per year to serve as mentors to their peers. Jeff was a kind and gentle person who made it easy for folks to be around him, always ready to help and dedicated to finishing his ERE degree.

With this mentorship program, the memory of Jeffrey S. Navarro will help more students obtain their bachelors degree in Environmental Resources Engineering. If you're interested in helping us to continue Jeffrey's legacy of altruism, you can make a contribution to the Jeffrey S. Navarro Mentorship Program Fund here.

Navarro Donor Profile
Forever Humboldt published a Donor Profile on their website, giving a thoughtful picture of Jeff's hardworking and generous spirit as well as a summary of the program. Check it out for more information and some quotes from our founding Navarro mentors, Jax Gill and Jason McMack. 

Resources for Mentees
This document contains many of the resources that our Navarro mentors provide to their mentees, including information about job opportunities, how to find internships, Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REUs), transfer units, interview tips and more.

2016-2017 Navarro Mentors

Emily Klee 
Emily Klee

E-mail: efk36@humboldt.edu

Bio: I am currently in my fifth and last year of the Environmental Resources Engineering (ERE) program and I am very passionate about renewable energy. My academic experience includes a study abroad program to the Dominican Republic, an REU program for the global waste research institute at Cal Poly, and a student research assistant position at the Schatz Energy Research Center. I became a mentor because I really enjoy helping others and I believe that with my experience and knowledge I can help guide students through the challenging ERE program.

Ahron Cervania 
Ahron Cervania

E-mail: aac378@humboldt.edu

Bio: I am a senior in the Environmental Resources Engineering department, expecting to graduate in May 2018. My interests in the field of environmental engineering relate primarily to water quality and fluid mechanics. I aim to pursue a graduate degree in environmental or ocean engineering after earning my Bachelor's degree. I participated as a mentee in the first semester of the Jeffrey S. Navarro mentorship program and now, as a mentor, I hope to use my experiences and familiarity with the ERE department to coach younger students to be successful.

Jeff Mosbacher 
Jeff Mosbacher

E-mail: jmosbacher@humboldt.edu

Bio: I am in my fifth year as an Environmental Resources Engineering student at HSU. My interests include renewable energy power systems, distributed energy power generation, and outdoor recreational activities like hiking and backpacking. I became a Jeffrey S. Navarro mentor so that I could use my experiences in ERE to help students successfully find their way through the program.

Former Navarro Mentors

Cavanaugh Carter 
Cavanaugh Carter

2016-2017 Academic Year

Bio: Hi, I’m Cavie and an Environmental Resources Engineering (ERE) mentor for the 2016-2017 academic year. I became a mentor to help ERE individuals succeed and to build upon the sense of community found within our SCI-D halls. A little bit about me; I’m currently on my second year within the ERE program and my fifth total in university. I started undeclared, spent a year studying abroad in southern France, completed the requirements for a French degree and am now pursuing ERE. I’m an engineering student assistant for Caltrans but I also volunteer with ESL and the on-campus study abroad office.

Jax Gill 

2015-2016 Academic Year

Bio: My name is Jax Gill and I was an ERE mentor in its inaugural year, 2015-2016. I became a mentor to give back to this great ERE community by assisting my peers in their development as humans and engineers. As I write this, I'm a senior slated to graduate in December 2017. I’m involved in two student clubs, Engineers Without Borders and Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers. Additionally, I have an internship at the local GHD engineering firm in Eureka. In my free time I like bake treats and to ride my bike to pretty nature spots to look at all the critters and plants.

Jason McMack 
Jason McMack

2015-2016 Academic Year

Bio: I am originally from San Diego and came to HSU as a transfer student. I am currently in last semester at HSU and will graduate in December 2016. In addition to academic work, I am currently a student research assistant at the Schatz Energy Research Center. After graduation, I plan on attending graduate school to expand my skill set and learn more. I joined the mentor program to help other students navigate the intricacies of the engineering program and help them succeed during their time at HSU.

How to Apply

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Paperwork

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