MESA Academic Excellence

Workshop Schedule

Fall 2022 

(days & times subject to change); (for in-person workshops, masks not required but highly recommended)

Meet our Facilitators


BIOLOGY 205 - Danielle Alamillo 

Faculty Advisor: Thomas Lechuga

Danielle Alamillo photo   

About Danielle: Hello! I’m currently a Biology major with the hopes of achieving my lifelong passion of working in the medical field as a pediatrician. I know the tough challenges firsthand of Biology 205 but I did not expect to love biology as much as I do now after taking this course. I hope that I am able to pass on my insight and strategies for this course to the best of my ability. Email:



Workshop Location
Wednesday 3:30-5:30 pm

To register, click on

Biol 205 Wed Workshop

Meeting ID: 863 5990 1765

Saturday 10:30 am-12:30 pm

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Biol 205 Sat Workshop

Meeting ID: 870 4158 0636


CHEMISTRY 101 - Agustin Figueroa

Faculty Advisor: Jessy Lemieux

Agustin Figueroa photo 

About Agustin: Hello, my name is Agustin Figueroa and I wanted to personally introduce myself as I will be a MESA facilitator for Chemistry 101. I have taken pretty much all of the Chemistry classes offered at Valley College and without a doubt, I know the struggle that comes with chemistry. My job is to encourage and support you during your academic career as there will be many difficult challenges ahead. I will be holding in person workshops for chemistry topics ranging from day one to the final exam review. Below are my workshop hours and I look forward to seeing you. Please feel free to stop by or email me with any questions at

Day Time Workshop Location


(starting week of 10/24)

4:00-6:00 pm PS 125
Tuesday 4:00-6:00 pm PS 125
Thursday 9:00-11:00 am PS 125


CHEMISTRY 150 - Denise Becerra

Faculty Advisor: Amy Avelar

Photo of Denise Becerra

About Denise: I am the Chemistry 150 MESA facilitator. I am very excited to be helping you all with chemistry. Chemistry can be very challenging; my goal is to help break down difficult concepts so you can understand them. I hope to help you all gain confidence when tackling challenging chemistry problems. Email:

Day Time Workshop Location
Tuesday 10:00 am-12:00 pm


All workshops held

via Zooom - to attend,

click here:

Chem150 Workshop

Wednesday 1:30-3:30 pm
Friday 8:00 am-12:00 pm


CHEMISTRY 151 - Aryah Seraj

Faculty Advisors: Sheri Lillard & Mark Hamza

Photo of Aryah Seraj

About Aryah: Hello everyone, I am Aryah Seraj, and I will be your Chemistry 151 facilitator. I have a deep passion for chemistry, and I love the different concepts presented. I also think there is just the right amount of math incorporated, which I love as well. I am graduating from San Bernardino Valley College with my AA degree in Biological and Physical Sciences this Spring 2022. However, I will still take courses at Valley over the next year. I am starting Cal State University San Bernardino in the Fall of 2022. I plan on majoring in chemistry, and once I graduate with my bachelor’s degree in 2024, I plan on applying to medical school. Chemistry 151 is definitely a tough course, but I am excited to help and create a good learning environment. With effort, great goals can be achieved! Email:

Day Time Workshop Location
Thursday 2:00-5:00 pm

Via Zoom - click here to attend:

Chem 151 Thursday Workshop


Friday 2:00-5:00 pm

Via Zoom - click here to attend:

Chem 151 Friday Workshop



CHEMISTRY 213 - Nicole Shad

Faculty Advisor: Adam Gill

Nicole Shad  

About Nicole: Hello everyone, I am Nicole Shad your Organic Chemistry facilitator. Ochem is known for its challenging nature; however, I will strive to bring you the light and fun side of ochem while helping you tackle the more challenging material. Ochem is a passion of mine and I sincerely hope to share that passion with you all. I look forward to virtually meeting you all. Email: 

Day Time Workshop Location
Monday 12:00-2:00 pm

Via Zoom - click here to attend:

Chem 213 Workshop

Meeting ID: 974 445 8038

Passcode: 3c99Kj

Wednesday 12:00-2:00 pm

PS 125

Please check-in at front desk


MATH 151 - Eva Santoyo

Faculty Lead: Anthony Castro

Photo of Eva Santoyo  Math 151 flyer

About Eva: Hello! My name is Eva Santoyo and I'm pursuing a bachelor’s in computer engineering. I am aware how difficult Calculus can be. However, I know with the correct guidance it can become easier. I hope to help anyone that needs assistance in Calculus! Email:  

Day Time Zoom Meeting Info


(scheduled times

can change at any time)

3:00-5:00 pm

To attend workshop,

click here:

Math 151 Workshop





(scheduled times

can change at any time)

3:00-5:00 pm


(scheduled times

can change at any time)

3:00-5:00 pm