Engineering New Mexico Resource Network Staff



Patricia Sullivan
Associate Dean, Outreach and Recruiting
Phone: 575-646-2913
Patricia Sullivan, PhD serves as Associate Dean for Outreach and Recruitment in the College of Engineering.  As Associate Dean, she leads the College’s undergraduate recruiting efforts and statewide engineering extension programs focused on STEM outreach, technical business assistance, and professional development for business/industry professionals. She has extensive ties with industry organizations across NM and the Western states, including serving a Commissioner on the Western Interstate Commission on Higher Education.  Her academic background is in energy policy, renewable energy integration, and workforce development.  She also has extensive experience in advancing STEM educational opportunities for under-represented populations.
Amirreza Barin
Associate Engineer
Phone: 575-646-2913
Amirreza Barin serves as an Associate Engineer for the College of Engineering pollution prevention and energy efficiency outreach programs. He has M.S. in Computer Science and M.S. in Industrial Engineering. Amirreza provides automation and data analysis for on-site assessments for pollution prevention and energy efficiency. He is working on developing a platform for remote assessment to help businesses to benefit from the ENMRN programs during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Clara Welles
Program Manager, Outreach and Recruiting
Phone: 575-646-7854
Clara Welles serves as Program Manager, where she oversees College-wide recruitment, delivery of the STEM outreach programs, and manages the College of Engineering Ambassador program. Clara has a background in education, having taught middle school science for three years, and most recently earned her Masters in Business Administration from NMSU.  She has extensive experience developing and delivering STEM programs to K-12.

Jalal Rastegary
Associate Research Scientist, Engineering Extension 
Phone: 575-646-1510

Jalal Rastegary serves as a Research Scientist and co-lead for the College’s engineering extension pollution prevention and energy efficiency programs.  His background is in renewable energy, bio-energy, and the sustainable management of integrated water and energy use. Jalal provides on-site technical assistance in the area of energy efficiency and pollution prevention, helping business/industry minimize their negative impact on the environment and reducing energy consumption and cost.  Currently, Jalal serves as co-chair of the NMSU Sustainability Council and is an active member of the High Tech Consortium
M. Ginger Scarbrough, PhD
Director, WERC Environmental Design Contest
Email WERC Email

Phone: 575-646-8171

Ginger Scarbrough, PhD, serves as the Program Manager for the WERC Environmental Design Contest. The contest invites engineering/technical college students from across the country to compete in solving today’s key environmental challenges. In her role, Ginger partners with industry and government agencies to identify ground-breaking projects for students to solve. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Geophysics from UT El Paso and her Doctorate in Structural Geology from Purdue University. She has taught courses in Computer Science, Geology, Materials Engineering, and Food Science at Purdue University, Ball State University, and New Mexico State University.  


Madi Burns
Program Manager, Career and Professional Development and Recruiting
Phone: (575) 646-2510
Madi Burns serves as the Program Manager for Career and Professional Development and Recruitment, in which she helps to facilitate student, school, and industry engagement in the various College of Engineering programs, workshops, and conferences offered at NMSU. Madi has earned her MBA with a concentration in Human Resources from The University of New Mexico and has prior experience working on retention and recruitment initiatives in the higher education environment
Mario Garcia
Program Coordinator, Outreach and Recruiting
Phone: (575) 646-255
Mario Garcia serves as the STEM Program Coordinator for Outreach and Recruiting, coordinating the STEM challenges and programs offered through the College of Engineering to middle and high school students throughout New Mexico; including BEST Robotics, ROADS on Mars, TSA and the PREP Academy.  Mario also serves as the liaison to the College of Education STEM Outreach Center where he worked as an undergraduate student teaching after school programs and summer camps. Mario earned his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering at NMSU and has experience writing, developing, and testing STEM focused games, activities and toys for students.

Monica Dunivan
Grants Coordinator
Phone: 575-646-3131


Monica provides administrative support to the Engineering NM Resource Network team. Monica is native New Mexican and has worked at NMSU as an Administrative Assistant and Program Coordinator for the past 19 years. She received her Associates of Library Science Technology from NMSU, DACC. Monica has held positions in the Office of Government Affairs, Military & Veterans Programs, Facilities & Services, NMSU Office of the Registrar, and the College of Health & Social Services. This experience has given her a deep appreciation for higher education and working closely with Faculty, Students, and Staff.

Ms. Dunivan has been a member of NMSU Employee Council since early 2012. Monica has held the position of Chair for Employee Council for three terms.


Sara Patricolo
Program Manager, Career and Professional Development
Phone: (575) 646-7852
Sara Patricolo serves as a program manager for career and professional development where she oversees the management and delivery of short courses for business/government/industry professionals and management of the College’s bi-annual career fairs. In this role, she works closely with NMSU faculty, industry, and trade associations to ensure technical professionals have access to short courses and workshops that result in Professional Development Hours and/or Certifications in current and emerging fields. Sara is a former public affairs specialist for U.S. Army Recruiting and most recently managed the Domenici Institute for Public Policy at NMSU. Her academic background is in business and marketing




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