Faculty Portrait

Contact Information

Name: Enid T. González-Orta, Ph.D.

Title: Professor of Biological Sciences, Director, Science Educational Equity Program

Office Location: 3011 Tschannen Science Complex and Zoom (please E-mail for link)

Email: gonzalezorta@csus.edu

Mailing Address: Sacramento State 6000 J Street Sacramento, CA 95819-6077

Office Hours: Spring 2024: Wednesdays 1:30-3:00 PM; Fridays 10:00-11:30 AM, or by appointment

Courses that I teach

  • BIO 139:  General Microbiology
  • BIO 145:  Diversity of Microorganisms (a Tiny Earth Course)
  • NSM 100A:  Transfer Seminar

Research Interests

I am interested in the roles and chemistries that different bacteria possess in various soil environments.  For more information, please visit my lab website here:  Gonzalez-Orta Lab Website.


University Service

Science Educational Equity Program: SEE

The Science Educational Equity Program, SEE, was established in 1986 to broaden the participation of students who face social, economic, and educational barriers to careers in science research, science teaching, and health professions. Currently, I serve as the Director of SEE and I advise students in the areas of pre-health professions, microbiology, molecular biology, clinical lab science, and graduate studies.

Center for Science and Math Success

The Center for Science and Math Success (Success Center) serves as an umbrella for several existing programs in the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics with the goal of providing innovative and comprehensive student and academic support services to students in math and science courses.  The Success Center focuses on implementing interventions designed to contribute to overall student success, leadership, and engagement.  In essence, the Success Center is a one-stop-shop for students to obtain help to be successful, as well as leadership opportunities within Center programs. For more information about Success Center Programs, please click on the link above. 


Professional Associations