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Division of Academic Engagement and Student Achievement LSAMP: Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation

Meet Our Team

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Location: Daggy Hall 101
Phone: 509-335-0452

Academic & Career Check-Ins with LSAMP Director, Yadira Paredes

Our Staff

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Yadira Paredes
Daggy Hall 130
Monday–Friday, 8 a.m.–5 p.m.

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Denise Sanchez-Castellanos 
Support Coordinator
Daggy Hall 101
Mon-Thurs 8:00am-1:00pm

Denise’s Bio: Denise Sanchez-Castellanos is the Support Coordinator for the Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) Program here at Washington State University. She received her Associates in Communication, Media and Languages from Norco City College in Norco, CA. After a three year break, she has returned as a full-time student pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Business with a focus in Accounting at Washington State University. “LSAMP has been a great way for me to work with a lot of incredibly intelligent and talented students and I look forward to meeting everyone and working with you all throughout the year!”

Alejandra Carranza

Alejandra Carranza
Web Content Editor
Daggy Hall 101
Hours Vary

Alejandra’s Bio: Alejandra Carranza is the Web Content Editor for the Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) Program. She is an undergrad pursing her degree in Architectural Studies & Civil Engineering at Washington State University. She is a proud mother and constantly strives for success. She had been an LSAMP STEM Ambassador for two years working with our LSAMP Scholars in providing them with research, graduate school, scholarships, and internship opportunities. “LSAMP has provided me with so much opportunities; attending conferences, learning about study abroad and graduate school has helped me in narrowing my career path.”

DAESA Administration & Staff in Support of LSAMP

Mary Sanchez Lanier

Mary Sánchez Lanier
Assistant Vice Provost

Colin Mannex

Colin Mannex
Associate Director

Jeffery Moss

Jeffery Moss 
Administrative Assistant

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Bev Makhani
Director of Communications and Marketing

Daniel Rieck

Daniel Rieck
Web Developer and Coordinator 

Meet Our Bridge Leaders

Our STEM students who serve as Bridge Leaders to our LSAMP Scholars are a key part of the Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation Program. They are experts who can help you get started and answer your questions about STEM undergraduate research, internships, scholarships, etc. Visit our LSAMP Bridge Leaders page to learn more about them and/or schedule an appointment today.

Meet Our Ambassadors

Our STEM students who serve as STEM Ambassadors for our community colleges, are a key part in creating a lasting partnership with LSAMP Community Colleges. They are experts in providing resources and opportunities in STEM research, internships, scholarships, etc. As well as answering any questions students may have. Visit our LSAMP STEM Ambassadors page to learn more about them and/or schedule an appointment today.