Our Team

Project Directors

Dr. Robin Donatello Dr. Robin Donatello, DrPH
Chico State
Contact: rdonatello@csuchico.edu
Dr. Robin Donatello was raised in the North State, and currently works at Chico State as an Associate Professor of Statistics, Data Science Initiative Coordinator, and a Research Manager for the Center for Healthy Communities. She is a gamer, gardener, pitbull mamma and currently working on leash training her cat.
Dr. Essia Hamouda Dr. Essia Hamouda, PhD
San Bernardino
Contact: ehamouda@csusb.edu
Dr. Essia Hamouda was born in Tunisia and moved to the USA to pursue an engineering degree. Currently, she is an Associate Professor of Information and Decision Sciences at California State University San Bernardino. During her free time, Essia enjoys traveling, hiking and spending time with family and friends.

Specialty Leads

Stephanie Bianco Stephanie Bianco, MS, RD
Internship Lead
Contact: rdonatello@csuchico.edu
Stephanie was raised in Fresno CA surrounded by fresh food and agriculture. Her roots led her to working as a professional cook in Yosemite for 7 years and to an academic career at UC Davis and Texas A&M (Aggies x 2). She has been a professor/researcher at Chico State and Director of the Center for Healthy Communities for many years supporting low-income families and students across the state.
Dr. Christine Hererra Dr. Christine Hererra, PhD
Pedagogy Specialist
Contact: caherrera@csuchico.edu
Dr. Christine Hererra was born and raised in Denver, Colorado. She is Mathematics Education Professor at CSU, Chico, and the Pedagogy Specialist for this project. One fun fact is that her favorite part of her job is spending her summers teaching the LSAMP Summer Calculus Boot Camp. During her free time, Christine enjoys creating mosaic art.
Kathleen Johnson Kathleen Johnson, MS
Fiscal Lead
Contact: kjohnson156@csuchico.edu
Kathleen was born and raised in Chico, CA surrounded by an agricultural community. She has always had a passion for nutrition and all that goes into supporting local farmers as well as providing access to food. Currently she supports those efforts at her organization through program administration and overseeing contract compliance as well as finances. During her free time, she loves to cook, watch movies with her daughter, play with her many pets and go to Disneyland as often as possible!

Carpentry Instructors

Carpentry Instructors are the core of our community. Instructors organize and teach Carpentry workshops to spread data literacy and programmatic skills both locally and globally. Members of our Instructor community work together to actively grow their instructional and technical skills.

Supporting Staff

Rosie Diaz Rosie Diaz
Undergraduate Student Fellow
Contact: rediazsierra@csuchico.edu
Rosie was born and raised in the Santa Maria Valley. While living there she developed a passion for agriculture and made it a goal to help farmers. She is currently an Agricultural Business student at CSU Chico. During her free time, she enjoys hiking, baking, cooking, spending time with family, her dog and 2 kitties.
Maizong Lor Maizong Lor
Office Services Manager
Contact: mlor25@csuchico.edu
Maizong Lor was born and raised in Chico, CA and currently works as an Office Services Manager for the Center for Healthy Communities. She supports the project and organization with operational and administrative tasks. During her free time, she enjoys the outdoors and spending time with her family.
Juan Cortes Juan Cortes
Project Assistant
Contact: jccortes-aguiar@csuchico.edu
Juan is from the Central Coast of California. He is currently a senior at CSU Chico, majoring in Statistics. He began as a DAFANH intern as part of the Research and Evaluation team, and later became part of staff as a Program Assistant. He enjoys the art of statistics and being able to apply his analytical skills. During his free time, he enjoys reading, playing the guitar, and weightlifting.

Past Staff

Isabel Ramos Isabel Ramos
Project Assistant
Contact: fanh.analytics@gmail.com
Isabel was born and raised in San Diego, California. She currently attends CSU Chico studying Microbiology and Public Health. As a Project Assistant, she assists with day-to-day administrative tasks to help keep the project running smoothly. During her free time, Isabel enjoys hiking with her dog, baking, and yoga.