Former Navarro Mentors

Sabrinna Rios Romero
Sabrina Rios Romero

2018-2019 Academic Year

E-mail: cas1109@humboldt.edu

Bio: My name is Sabrinna and this is my third year in the ERE department. I am very interested in renewable energy. This summer I am working at Schatz Energy Research Center as a student research assistant working on the California Biomass Impact Project. I am originally from Fort Worth, Texas. As a mentor, my goal is to help guide students through this program and share my advice from the experiences I have had. 

Tyler Caselitine
Tyler Caseltine

2018-2019 Academic Year

E-mail: tcaseltine@humboldt.edu

Bio: I'm originally from Redding and this is my fifth year as an ERE major at Humboldt State. Some of my interests in engineering include renewable energy and resources, and systems modeling. I enjoy outdoor recreation activities such as backpacking, fishing, and losing discs at the Manila disc golf course. I became a Jeffery Navarro mentor to support students in their early successes in the ERE program. 

Hannah Gidanian
Hannah Gidanian

2018-2019 Academic Year

E-mail: hjg109@humboldt.edu

Bio: Hello my name is Hannah Gidanian and I am a transfer student from LA. I came to HSU two years ago because of all the trees! I love nature and to go to a school that is embedded in nature is a dream come true for a city girl like me. As I spent more and more time here I have come to understand that HSU is a community, the ERE department is like my adoptive family and Science D (the engineering building) is my second home. What I want to do as a mentor is introduce new students to the ERE department and help them ease their way into this rewarding and challenging program. I wish to make the transfer a bit easier by answering any questions they might have and give positive encouragement when needed. Cheers!

Joshua Steiner
Joshua Steiner

2018-2019 Academic Year

E-mail: jds31@humboldt.edu

Bio: My name is Josh Steiner and I am originally from Santa Rosa, California, where I received my Associates of Science in Natural Sciences at the Santa Rosa Junior College. This is my third semester at Humboldt State as a transfer student in the Environmental Resources Engineering program. I have a strong interest in water quality and with my education at HSU, I hope to work on wastewater and drinking water projects along the west coast. When I’m away from school, I enjoy camping, backpacking, snowboarding, and enjoying all the outdoor activities Humboldt has to offer. Succeeding in this program involves teamwork and preparation and as a mentor, I hope to help incoming students have the resources necessary to achieve both of these things.

Tanya Garcia 
head shot of Tanya Garcia

2017-2018 Academic Year

E-mail: tanyag@humboldt.edu

Bio: My name is Tanya Garcia and I'm double majoring in Applied Mathematics and ERE. I'm entering my senior year in the ERE program and am interested in water treatment, water resources and education. This past summer I worked at the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission as a design intern in the pipeline group. I'm looking forward to meeting the incoming students and helping them have the best experience they can at HSU. 

Chelsea Hernandez 
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2017-2018 Academic Year

E-mail: chernandez@humboldt.edu

Bio:  My name is Chelsea Hernandez and this is my fifth and final year in the ERE program at HSU with a minor in chemistry. My main interests are in water quality, chemistry, solid waste management and hydrology. This past summer I spent some time interning for an expanding non-profit organization specializing in composting around the city of Los Angeles to reduce food waste in landfills. As a mentor I hope to use my knowledge and experiences to help guide other students to success in the engineering program.

Benjamin Sheldon
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2017-2018 Academic Year

E-mail: bdsheldon@humboldt.edu

Bio: My name is Ben Sheldon and this is my third year in the engineering department at Humboldt State. My interests include renewable energy systems, grey water and biochar. This last summer I spent time working for The Solar Collection, a solar company based out of Ashland Oregon. I foresee myself helping students come up with new and exciting ways to excel in their studies. 

Emily Klee 
Emily Klee

2016-2017 Academic Year

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

2016-2017 Academic Year

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

2016-2017 Academic Year

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.

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.

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