Engineering New Mexico Resource Network Staff
Associate Dean, Outreach, and Recruiting
Dr. Patricia Sullivan serves as Associate Dean and Recruiting for Outreach in the College of Engineering where she leads statewide programs in STEM outreach, technical business assistance, and professional development through extensive short courses and workshops for industry professionals. She has extensive ties with industry organizations across NM and the Western states, including her current role as past chair of the Western Interstate Commission on Higher Education. Her academic background is in energy policy and renewable energy integration
Senior Program Manager
Engineering New Mexico Resource Network
Chris Campbell is a Senior Program Manager who will provide on-site technical assistance in the areas of Pollution Prevention; specifically, he will lead and conduct assessments of the client’s operations focusing on environmental and P2 performance with the goal of providing recommendations for improvements and related cost-savings. Mr. Campbell has been directing the NMSU P2 Resources Center since 1999, conducting such assessments successfully for New Mexico manufacturers and other sectors with EPA funding through NMSU.
Mona Elshinawy, Ph.D. serves as the director of the Environmental Design Contest (WERC) for the College of Engineering at New Mexico State University. Dr. Elshinawy joined the Outreach and Recruiting team mid-year (Fall 2017). Dr. Elshinawy is a welcome addition to the Outreach and Recruiting program. She has been very effective in leveraging both NMSU and external partnerships to enhance the program, bringing relevant partnerships and recognition to the program. Dr. Elshinawy quickly assumed ownership of the program in a professional and efficient manner. She has developed several processes and protocols that will streamline future planning and program management that were previously absent and/or lacking. In the short time she has been employed at NMSU, Dr. Elshinawy was able to engage over 31 university teams (25 of which actually traveled to NMSU with functional prototypes), recruited over 34 high-quality judges, and secured external sponsorship for various aspects of the actual Design Competition. Dr. Elshinawy is a great asset to the team and has developed respectful and effective working relationships within the organizational unit and with external stakeholders.
Ester has over 17 years of experience in education. She was a Project Lead The Way (PLTW) teacher and Master Teacher. She holds an associate’s degree in Water Technology. Her bachelor and master Degrees are in Agricultural Extension and Advanced Technology Education from New Mexico State University. Ester worked at the NMSU Alamogordo campus, where she served as the STEM Outreach Transfer Coordinator where she worked closely with various school districts and community organizations on various STEM outreach activities, Ester was responsible for developing, piloting, and institutionalizing a campus-wide Student Service Learning and Internship Program, and she served as the STEM Club Advisor. She then worked as a Program Specialist Sr. with the New Mexico Alliance for Minority Participation where she coordinated research and professional development opportunities for undergraduate students.
Program Specialist, Outreach and Recruiting
Phone: (575) 646-2913
Program Manager, Career and Professional Development
Phone: (575) 646-7852
Tracey O’Neil lives in Las Cruces, NM, where she serves as the program manager for career and professional development for the College of Engineering at New Mexico State University.
O’Neil has worked in the College of Engineering for over seven years, developing and managing various programs, most notably those in K-12 STEM outreach such as the BEST Robotics program, the New Mexico State VEX Robotics Competition, the Pre-freshman Engineering Program and summer camps- all designed to inspire students to pursue degrees in STEM-related fields. In the last year alone, close to 1000 elementary, middle, and high school students were introduced to the concepts of STEM through their participation in these programs.
In addition to her work with the students, O’Neil engages industry partners and alumni in the College’s efforts through training, conferences and pop-up workshops.
Research Scientist, Assc
Jalal Rastegary is a Research Scientist, he has been working on different aspects of renewable energy, new bio-energy, and the sustainable management of integrated water and energy use for more than 25 years. He provides on site technical assistance in the area of energy efficiency and pollution prevention, helping small businesses minimize their negative impact on the environment and reducing energy consumption and cost.
Engineering New Mexico Resource Network Graduate Students