Welcome to Oxnard College STEM Counseling!

Please note: You must be pursuing a major, with an intent to transfer, in some of the following areas: (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, or Kinesiology) to meet with the STEM Counselor.

For a list of the majors that fall under STEM,  view the program mapper.


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Melody Smith

OC STEM Counselor

Melody Smith is a proud first-generation college graduate, whose higher educational journey began in Ventura Community College District, having graduated with her associate’s degree from Moorpark College. Through her own lived experiences, she understands the struggles and barriers that many community college students face. She holds a B.A. in Sociology from California State University Northridge, where her interest in working with college students began as a peer educator for the counseling services at CSUN. She also holds her master’s degree in Counseling and Guidance with a specialization in College Student Personnel from California Lutheran University. Melody has many years of experience working as a community college counselor, having worked at Los Angeles Pierce College, Los Angeles Mission College and Moorpark College. Melody’s experience includes having worked in general counseling, EOPS, DSPS, PACE and the Umoja program where she worked full time as a counselor and coordinator for the program. She enjoys guiding and mentoring underrepresented communities and helping them attain their dreams and beyond. Melody is excited to help support the goals of the HSI STEM grant in connecting underserved communities to STEM.

Currently available for appointments only by zoom or phone only.

Oxnard College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age or sexual orientation. 

Oxnard College no discrimina por motivos de raza, color, origen nacional, sexo, discapacidad, edad u orientación sexual. 

Partially Funded by the Department of Education Title III HSI STEM Grant. 

Parcialmente patrocinado por el Departamento de Educación y los fondos de Title III HSI STEM.