Anna Camacho joined Cañada College in 2012 in the capacity of Assistant Project Director of Hispanic-Serving Institution-STEM Grant (CalSTEP). In this position, Anna manages all financial aspects of the grant’s $1.1 million yearly budget. In addition to handling fiscal matters, Anna also collaborates in program implementation & development and new grant proposals. Prior to joining Cañada College, Anna was a Program Officer at the Hispanic Scholarship Fund where she implemented programs aimed at increasing college going knowledge to underrepresented families in multiple states .
Anna is originally from El Paso, TX. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in both History and Political Science from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Anna received a Masters of Social Work in 2006, also from the University of Michigan.
Danni Redding Lapuz has worked in education and the non-profit sector for over 10 years in both instruction and program development. Since 2009, she has worked with grant-funded programs and initiatives supporting under-represented students studying STEM at Cañada College, including the Health Career Pathways Program, the Student On-Ramp Leading to Engineering and Sciences Project, the Veterans Employment Assistance Program for Engineering, and the National Science Foundation Scholarship Program. As Project Director for a $5.9 million Hispanic-Serving Institution-STEM Grant (CalSTEP), Danni collaboratively spearheaded the creation of The STEM Center, which promotes STEM education through programs, activities, academic/support services, and opportunities for students, faculty, staff, and the greater community.
Danni earned a BA in Music from UC Irvine and an MA in Ethnomusicology from the University of Hawai’i at Manoa. She speaks Indonesian and received fellowship support for her ethnographic research in Indonesia. Currently residing in the Bay Area, Danni continues to perform gamelan music, while raising her two children with her Math professor/musician husband.
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