Kelli Horner
MESA Director
Engineering Instructor
M.S., Stanford
B.S., Cal Poly Pomona
A.S., Cabrillo
(831) 479-5785
Working On-Campus [Main Office - Aptos Campus, Building 800, Rm 832c]

Office Hours -- Spring 2024

Monday 9:00 am - 10:00 am (STEM Center, Office/Room 832c)

Tuesday 11:00 am - 1:00 pm (Watsonville Campus, ILC/STEM Space)

Wednesday 9:00 am - 10:00 am (STEM Center, Office/Room 832c)

Thursday 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm (STEM Center, Office/Room 832c)

Friday 9:00 am - 10:00 am (STEM Center, Office/Room 832c)

Also by appointment. Please email with subject heading "Office Hour Appointment REQUEST". Thank you!

With Cabrillo College since 2010
About Kelli:

I consider myself extremely fortunate to work, play and live in Santa Cruz County. My Story... I spent my youth growing up in Watsonville, attending local public schools, playing soccer, practicing the trombone and tending to our family collection of reptiles. I graduated Aptos High School in 1996 and began my first full-time college semester at Cabrillo. For the next six years I learned to balance my work life, my education as an Engineering student, my love for soccer and my family. I graduated with a B.S. in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Cal Poly Pomona, then worked for a national Environmental/Geotechnical firm in Southern California for one year before moving back home to Watsonville, where the environment was a little more green and a little less 'concrete'.

After commuting from Watsonville to Milpitas (>50 miles - one way!) for over a year, I decided to go back to school. In 2006 I received a M.S. degree in Environmental Engineering and Science from Stanford and I vowed that my next job would be closer to home. After graduating I was hired as an Associate Engineer for a small local Civil/Environmental firm in Santa Cruz, where I enjoyed cycling to work everyday and increasing my professional engineering skills with young, like minded engineers.

In 2009, I began teaching as an Associate Engineering Instructor at Cabrillo College and starting a family of my own. Going on thirteen years at Cabrillo, I move forward each day energized by the students, faculty, and staff that I interact with and learn from.