Welcome Dr. Krista Venecia

            It is with great excitement that I announce Dr. Krista Venecia has been offered and accepted the position of Teacher Education Program Director at the Merced Regional Center. Dr. Venecia completed her Biology degree at Occidental and then graduated from UC Davis with a Ph.D. in Microbiology. Krista has been a lecturer at UC Merced from 2007-2011 and then moved into the position of Director of the CalTeach/UC Science and Math Initiative (SMI). This initiative led to forming a partnership with the School of Natural Sciences at FPU and UC Merced, which allowed qualified students into the multiple or single subject credentialing program allowing these teachers to stay in the Central Valley. She has a history of positive relationships in the community and we look forward to her bringing that enthusiasm to the Merced Regional Center of FPU.
            Please give Dr. Venecia a warm greeting to our FPU community when you see her.