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Barbara McMahon


Barbara McMahon

Lab Technician

Phone: 408-855-5514
Email: [email protected]
Office Location: SCI-210
Department: Biological Sciences


  • 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


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.

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