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Lab Technician (Biological Sciences)

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Barbara McMahon

Lab Technician (Biological Sciences)

Phone: (408) 855-5514
Email: barbara.mcmahon@wvm.edu
Office Location: SCI-210
Department: Biological Sciences

Barbara was born in London, England and emigrated to the USA in 1978. Her first career was as a computer programmer, but after learning to fly, she quickly realized she loved to teach and spent the next two decades as a flight instructor. She came to Mission College in 2008. Now she spends her time serving students in the Microbiology and Cell and Molecular labs, while still flying on weekends.


Education

  • Masters of Business Administration
    • Notre Dame de Namur University
  • Bachelor of Science in Human Services with concentration in Counseling and Administration
    • Notre Dame de Namur University
  • Associates of Science in Biology, General Science, Aviation Technology and Biotechnology
    • Foothill College

Fast Facts

Barbara has over 25,000 hours in the air, has sky dived, and also bungee-jumped from a hot air balloon.


Favorite Quote

"If you are going through hell, keep going." - Winston Churchill