The Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts Foundation develops and manages resources to enhance the work of LSMSA.


  • Intensify academic excellence at LSMSA by supporting educational and intellectual endeavors that go above and beyond a typical classroom experience
  • Support faculty and staff in their professional development and personal research so that LSMSA teachers can continue to be scholars and artists in their own right
  • Improve and expand LSMSA residential and instructional buildings so that the LSMSA community inhabits a living/learning environment that is both safe and stimulating

LSMSA Foundation Board of Trustees

List of 16 items.

  • Bill New, President

    Bill New is the Founder, Owner and President of New Industries, Inc., a Morgan City, LA based specialty steel fabricator and manufacturer of pressure vessels and subsea production equipment for the oil and gas industry. 
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  • Michael Robertson, Vice President

    Michael Robertson ('91) is an arts manager, artist advocate, organizational consultant and facilitator dedicated to fostering conversations, supporting training, and promoting systemic change locally, regionally, and nationally around issues of equity, access, and inclusion.
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  • Micah Luftig, PhD, Treasurer

    Dr. Micah Luftig ('94) is currently an Associate Professor in the Molecular Genetics and Microbiology Department at the Duke University School of Medicine where he runs a research lab studying viruses and cancer.
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  • Mary Ellen Slayter, Secretary

    Mary Ellen Slayter ('95) is CEO of Rep Cap, a content marketing agency serving companies around the globe from her home base in Baton Rouge. 
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  • Ashley Amy

    Looking for a change of pace in 2014, Ashley Amy ('94) joined a boutique consulting company, serving as a change management subject expert for clients in Houston. 
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  • Sterling Augustine

    Sterling Augustine ('87) works as a Senior Software Engineer at Google in Palo Alto, California, where he works on compilers and runtimes for various programming languages including C++ and Python. 
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  • Larry Bossier

    Larry Bossier has been a private practice attorney for 36 years, and Assistant DA for the 18th Judicial District Court for 26 years.
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  • Amanda Callais

    Amanda Callais (’01) currently works as an attorney in the political law group at Perkins Coie in Washington, D.C. 
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  • Beth Colvin

    Beth Colvin ('98) is the editor of the Phi Kappa Phi Forum, the quarterly magazine of The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi.  
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  • Brandon Daniel

    Brandon Daniel (’00) received his B.S. in Finance and an additional B.S. in Accounting with a concentration in Internal Auditing from Louisiana State University.  
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  • Heidi Gomez

    Heidi Gómez ('92) is a U.S. diplomat currently serving as the Science Counselor at the U.S. Embassy in Mexico. 
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  • Jane Kang, MD

    Dr. Jane Kang ('91) has a private psychotherapy practice in Austin, TX.
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  • Seema Patel

    Seema Patel ('96)'s current role is at Texas Children’s Hospital in the Office of Development, where she focuses on philanthropy outreach to internal constituents and manages a cultivation and stewardship service for hospital donors.
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  • Chris Robichaux

    Chris Robichaux teaches ESL and tutors international students preparing for college entrance exams.   
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  • Sue Rosenthal

    Sue Rosenthal (’85) has been a practicing attorney in Houston, Texas for the past twenty years.  
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  • Niescja Turner, PhD

    Dr. Niescja Turner ('90) is currently a professor and endowed chair at Trinity University in San Antonio. 
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LSMSA Foundation Staff

List of 2 members.