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Welcome to AHC C6 LSAMP


C6 is an alliance of eight California Community Colleges: Allan Hancock, Cabrillo, Cuesta, Monterey Peninsula, Moorpark, Oxnard, Santa Barbara City, and Ventura Colleges. C6 is the first group of California community colleges to win a National Science Foundation Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation (NSF/LSAMP) grant. NSF/LSAMP is a program that was created specifically for students who have been historically underrepresented in STEM.

Named in honor of Louis Stokes, the first African American congressional representative from Ohio, LSAMP’s purpose is to increase opportunities for students from underrepresented communities to pursue STEM degrees and careers. LSAMP does this by providing students with access to financial, academic and career support. 
For more information on the C6 Alliance visit

AHC C6 LSAMP is a support system for historically underrepresented STEM students attending Allan Hancock College. By leveraging STEM resources throughout the network of the eight colleges and contributing our own to the students throughout the central coast, AHC is able to provide extended resources for its students including:

  • Research Opportunities

  • Internship Networks

  • Scholarship Resources

  • Skill Development Courses and Experiences

  • Industry and Alum Mentorship

  • Academic Support Systems such as Embedded Tutoring in STEM courses

  • Competitions

  • Service Opportunities

  • Remote Workshop Offerings

AHC students interested in engaging in resources provided through the Alliance and at AHC are encouraged to complete a Student Interest Form available at

C6 AHC Staff

Christine has been a counselor at Allan Hancock College since 1996. The first 13 years of her career, she was the University Transfer Center Counselor/Coordinator where she coordinated university transfer services for the college and served as the lead transfer counselor, serving AHC’s transfer-directed student population. Since 2009, she has served as the Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement (MESA) Program Counselor/Coordinator in which she serves as the lead counselor for MESA and STEM students and coordinate the college’s MESA program and grant funding. Christine holds a bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Business from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo and a master’s degree in education, counseling and guidance from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. She truly enjoys supporting student success among the student body of Allan Hancock College.

Dom has taught engineering at Allan Hancock College since 2002. Since 2011, he has served as the Chair of the Mathematical Science Department (Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics and STEM), with a semester as Interim Dean in Spring 2016. Dom holds both bachelor’s master’s degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California Santa Barbara. He has served as the PI- or Co-PI for 9 National Science Foundation grant projects at AHC, and is active in the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE). Dom was awarded the outstanding Teaching Award for ASEE’s Pacific Southwest Section (PSW), comprised of faculty from all colleges and universities in California, Arizona, Nevada and Hawaii in 2022, and ASEE/PSW’s Outstanding Community College Education Award in 2011. He is motivated to support student growth in and out of the classroom, and to prepare students to succeed at the next level.

Brian Youngblood has taught Physics at AHC since 2018. He holds a bachelor's degree in Physics from UC San Diego where he was a McNair Scholar, a master's degree in Nuclear Engineering from MIT where he was a Ford Foundation Fellow, and a Ph.D. in Physics from UC Irvine. Prior to working at AHC he taught Physics at UC Santa Barbara. While at AHC he has coordinated a few student independent research projects and currently assists C6 students in developing their poster presentations. He is committed to helping students fulfill their potential so that they can achieve their academic and career goals.

Bryce began working at Allan Hancock College in January 2020. He was born and raised in San Luis Obispo county, graduating from Arroyo Grande High School in 2014, and enrolling at Cuesta College as a Promise Scholarship student. He temporarily moved away from home to attend UC Davis, where he earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. In pursuit of his degree, he had spent much of his study time in spaces similar to the MESA/STEM Academic Success Center. As the STEM Learning Lab Coordinator, he takes great joy in assisting the students and faculty that walk a very similar path to his own by coordinating embedded tutoring services.

Dorine has worked at Allan Hancock College since early 2005. She began working in the Vice President of Student Services Office, as an assistant and then as a part-time Interim Student Activities Coordinator. In 2008, she began working for the MESA (Math, Engineering and Science Achievement) Program and additionally six years as the MESA Club advisor. She is also an alumni of Allan Hancock College. As a first generation college student herself, Dorine is passionate about encouraging and supporting students in pursuit of higher education. 

Angelica has been a part-time counselor at Allan Hancock College since 2015. She has been serving as a MESA/STEM Counselor in the MESA/STEM Academic Success Center. Prior to beginning her career as a Counselor, she interned with the STEM and MESA Programs as a Career Mentor and Counseling Intern.

Angelica provides academic counseling to students, she facilities various workshops for our MESA/STEM students and coordinates our E5- Females in Engineering Program. She has developed a strong commitment and passion to supporting students succeed academically and go onto the 4-year university.

Angelica is a first-generation Hancock Alumni. She transferred to California State University, Northridge and earned a Bachelor degree in Sociology. She also holds a Master Degree in Education, Counseling and Guidance from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. During her free time, Angelica enjoys spending time with her family, visiting beaches, and hiking our local trails.

Courses with C6 Embedded Tutor Support - Spring 2024

  • BIOL 150
    Ashley Wise

  • BIOL 154
    Wendy Hadley

  • CHEM 150
    Jim Houlis, Michael Hughes

  • CHEM 151
    Sean Gottlieb

  • CHEM 181
    Dustin Nouri

  • MATH 181
    Mina Yavari

  • MATH 182
    Laurene Lee

  • MATH 184, CS 161
    Chris Eachus

  • PHYS 110
    Linda Metaxas

  • PHYS 161
    Robert Jorstad

  • PHYS 162
    Brian Youngblood

  • ENGR 154
    Dominic Dal Bello

  • ENGR 171
    Nikolas Kastor