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ESS Contact Information

Spring 2021 Update: ESS is open 8:30 am - 5:30 pm Monday through Thursday and 8:30 am - 4:30 pm on Fridays.


Visitors will still be expected to comply with our COVID-19 procedures as usual, i.e. wearing a mask, signing in, and social distancing, upon entering the office.


We also continue to be available remotely by scheduling virtual meetings with any of our area experts Monday through Friday from 8 am - 5 pm.


Come and see us! ESS is located on the 2nd floor of the Centennial Engineering Center in suite 2080. UNM Campus Map (bldg. 112).


Join our listserv to receive our weekly STEM Announcements email (sign up for the UNM_STEM-L listserv HERE or by following THESE instructions). We only send 1 email a week. It is packed with not only our upcoming events and opportunities, but information about jobs, scholarships, and both campus and community events. You can see our most recent email HERE.


ESS Contact Information:

Main email address:
Main phone number: (505) 277-4354

(Physical and mailing address, along with a map are below)

ESS on Social Media: @UNMESSCenter

(UNM Engineering Student Success Center on YouTube)


ESS Staff Contact Information:



Elsa Maria Castillo

Director and SOE Scholarship Manager

DOE CHRES, CISTAR Diversity Co-Director, and NM Space Grant

(505) 277-5064 or 



Doug Williams

Unit Administrator, Interim Tutoring Coordinator, and NA-STEM Coordinator

(505) 277-0431 or



Nada Abdelhack

Job and Internship Coordinator

(505) 277-1403 or  




Toby Tafoya


School of Engineering Recruiter, SoE Tours

(505) 277-1417 or 



Anyssa Romero

Summer Programs Coordinator & Student Success Specialist 

Virtual Office Hours 

MW 2:00- 4:00 pm (Mountain Time) 

Ashlynn Yeagle (UNM Transfer Contact), 



Jenilee Jao

ESS Program Assistant for Special Projects and Summer Programs (UNM Computer Engineering Senior) 

Housed in the ESS Suite:


Mailing Address:

Engineering Student Success Center
MSC 01 1145
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001

Physical Address:

210 University Blvd NE
Suite 2080
UNM Centennial Engineering Center
Albuquerque, NM 87106