Accelerate youth readiness in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (STEAM) for full engagement and success in the 21st century workforce. In particular we want to identify, inspire, and engage youth from all backgrounds in STEAM.
A diverse youth population are a significant source of STEM ready youth for our country.
Guillermo "Bill" Izabal, MHRM
President & Founder
Bill serves as the Managing Director (Volunteer). After retiring from the Boeing Company as a Human Resources Executive, Bill founded ListoAmerica Inc. He is also an active Board Member of the Mexican American Opportunity Foundation (MAOF). Bill has a BA in Business Administration (Industrial Relations major) from Loyola University, Los Angeles and a MA in Human Resources from George Washington University, Washington D.C.
Juliana Lepe, AA
Manager, Clubhouse Program
(Chief Operations Officer)
Juliana serves as our Clubhouse Coordinator. She has volunteered for Elizabeth Learning Center mentoring high school seniors while attending California State University in Long Beach. She received her Associates Degree from the California School of Culinary Arts in the Le Cordon Blue Program. Juliana has taken her Chef skills as an entrepreneurial endeavor and has expanded her creativeness in designing, creating and developing specialty cakes and pastries. Juliana also has administrative experience, by being office manager for more than 4 years in a large cooperation.
Gustavo Madrigal, M.Ed
Director, Creative Tech Learning and Development
(Chief Technology Officer)
Gustavo, our "tech guru", serves as our education technologist , instructional designer, and multimedia-developer for ListoAmerica's programs. He received his Master's Degree in Educational Multimedia from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. His graduate thesis explored the cognitive processes of multimedia learning in eBooks. More recently, Gustavo began teaching a graduate level course at Cal Poly Pomona where he introduces educators to the pedagogy and affordances of virtual reality and augmented reality have for education and training.
ListoAmerica Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization founded on the premise that youth from a diverse background, including undeserved communities and under represented STEM minority groups such as Latinos/Latinas, can be a significant source of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) future employees in our country's 21st-century workforce. The lack of STEM ready youth is alarming and we want to help solve one of the most pressing issues facing the United States: the critical shortage of STEM-based skilled employees in the future demographics of our country.
"Listo" is a Spanish word which means "ready, prepared" and is also an acronym for Latino Infusion into Science and Technology opportunities. We are an all inclusive organization and open to all youth regardless of race, religion, sex, disability, social-economic status,
Since, 2010 ListoAmerica has accomplished its mission by developing and offering innovative after school programs that inspire, engage, and empower our youth in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math (STEAM). We have formed partnerships with other community based Non-Profits, educational institutions, and corporations to expand our outreach. In 2010, our first pilot program began in a 3 year partnership with the Mexican American Opportunity Foundation (MAOF). Jointly we launched the first Clubhouse program in South Central Los Angeles (at La Alameda Plaza). The success of the three year pilot let ListoAmerica expand into Orange County. Today ListoAmerica independently runs the ListoAmerica Creative Tech Learniing Center in Old Town Tustin, California.