BAITS Support Staff


BAITS Division Office /  2000 building /  room 2208 / (530) 242-7560

John Christenson

Farm Lab Coordinator (Sub)
242-7564   rm 4001


Rebekah Davis
Student Success Facilitator CTE
242-7538    rm 1206


​I grew up in Portland, Oregon, lived in New York for two years, and returned to the west coast to attend Seattle Pacific University in the heart of Seattle, Washington. There I earned my bachelor’s degree in English while working in a variety of on-campus positions and support roles. After graduating, I continued to serve as the Grant Program Assistant for the Seattle Pacific University Physics Department, overseeing and assisting in the implementation and organization of several National Science Foundation grants that funded their research into Physics Education. Simultaneously, I also worked as the Assistant Head Instructor for a successful martial arts studio that specialized in teaching Taekwondo to upwards of 150 children. I moved to Redding
in August 2017 to be near family and for a change of pace. Eventually, I hope to pursue graduate work in English and continue working in higher education. I am excited to be a part of the Shasta College community. 


Heidi Dias
Administrative Assistant
242-7561  rm 2208
Raised in Sacramento, I ventured northwest to Humboldt State University where I earned my B.S. in Wildlife Management. In 1991, ​Redding was my next and final destination. Together with my husband and three children, I have enjoyed family, the outdoors, gardening, and sports (lots of sports). My previous work experience has been a mix in the educational, biological, and office administration fields, and includes wildlife biologist, museum curator assistant, activity coordinator, office manager/owner, and certified instructional aid. For the last five years I have worked at Shasta College and currently enjoy being a part of the Shasta College BAITS division. 
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Nikki Espinosa
Administrative Assistant
242-7562     rm 2208


KarIn Freiberg
Instructional Paraprofessional
242-7567    rm 2515

I recently graduated in May of 2017 from Shasta College with an AS
degree in Welding Technology while maintaining a 4.0 GPA. During my time here I was employed as a student worker, as well as being involved in many volunteer opportunities including the fabrication of a 14' tall metal sculpture of a Phoenix Rising. The sculpture was made from 100 year old metal that was recovered from the Sacramento River where it sat for the past fifty-plus years after accidentally being dumped there when the Henderson Free Bridge was dismantled. The Phoenix can be viewed in the Welding Department's metal scrap yard. I am looking forward to continuing my work here at Shasta College.
Robert Smith
Instructional Paraprofessional
Truck Driving/Heavy Equipment
242-2204   rm 1208

Jolene VanRaam
Instructional Paraprofessional
Agriculture/Natural Resources
242-7568    rm 4001

Equipment Technician - FIRE