Jeannie Baca, Operations Specialist
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org || Phone: 277-4208 || Rm: Honors College 21C
Dr. Baca has over 18 years of experience at the three major Hispanic-Serving Institutions in New Mexico as an administrator and adjunct faculty with extensive experience in providing an array of academic and support services. She has led multiple initiatives to increase enrollment, retention, and graduation for diverse populations. She is committed to supporting and guiding students so they may realize their potential and achieve academic success. Her undergraduate degrees are in Government, and Psychology, her Masters is in Organizational Management and her doctorate is in Educational Leadership Administration.
Kiyoko Nogi Simmons, Scholarship & Outreach Manager
Email: email@example.com || Phone: 277-0428 || Rm: Honors College 30
Kiyoko directs the Center for Academic Excellence & Leadership Development (CAELD) as a part of UNM Honors College. She is originally from Yokohama, Japan. She received her B.A. in American Cultural Studies from the Keisen Jogakuen College in Tokyo and her M.A. in Sociology from the State University of West Georgia. Kiyoko moved to New Mexico in 2001 with her husband, Bill. She has been working for the University of New Mexico since 2004. Prior to managing CAELD, she coordinated Family Connection, an orientation program for parents of incoming first year students. She is currently working on her Ph.D. in Organization, Information, & Learning Sciences.
A.J. Odasso, Administrative Assistant III
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org || Phone: 277-4211 || Rm: Honors College 21
A.J. joined the UNM Honors College team in August of 2016. She earned her B.A. in English from Wellesley College, as well as an interdisciplinary M.A. in Medieval Studies from the University of York (UK) and an M.F.A. in Creative Writing (Poetry) from Boston University, where she spent the 2015-16 school year as a Teaching Fellow. She's a published poet and writer of short fiction; she has been serving as Senior Poetry Editor at Strange Horizons magazine since 2012. In addition to co-supervising the Student Data Entry and Peer Advising Teams and departmental finance processes, she is also part of the Honors Part-Time Faculty.
Luis Rocha, Coordinator of Education Support
Email: email@example.com || Phone: 277-4211 || Rm: Honors College 21
Luis is a native Texan who is now happy to call the the Land of Enchantment home. He loves breakfast tacos, barbecue, and live music. On weekends, Luis can usually be found on the soccer field reliving his high school glory days (only to find himself limping into the office on Monday mornings).
Christine Anderson, Peer Advisor & Data Entry Clerk
Christine Anderson is currently a Senior majoring in both Theatre and English and minoring in Honors Interdisciplinary Studies. Originally from Portland, Oregon, she moved to Albuquerque in order to attend UNM. In addition to work and classes, Christine enjoys spending time with friends, baking, and participating in church events.
Shayla Brooks, Peer Advisor & Data Entry Clerk
Shayla is a Senior double majoring in Psychology and International Studies, and minoring in Honors Interdisciplinary Studies. As a native New Mexican, her future goal is to be a social worker or counselor in Albuquerque to help her community. She loves reading books and comics, petting her dogs, and playing Minesweeper.
Serena Mickens, Peer Advisor & Data Entry Clerk
Serena is a Senior majoring in Languages (Russian and Italian) with minors in Honors Interdisciplinary Studies and Communication. She is a native New Mexican who loves to experience new things and dreams of traveling the world. While she is not in class or working, Serena enjoys music, baking, photography, and spending time with friends and family.
Samuel Shoemaker-Trejo, Peer Advisor
Samuel Shoemaker-Trejo is a Senior majoring in Honors Interdisciplinary Liberal Arts and minoring in Theatre. Alongside his diverse academic, creative, and professional interests, Samuel also enjoys spending time with his loving friends and family, playing the occasional game of Ultimate Frisbee, and protecting a well-earned position in the nearest Magic: The Gathering™ tournament.
Grace Cairo, Data Entry Clerk
Grace is a freshman at UNM and has not yet decided on her major, but has an interest in psychology. She is from Rio Rancho, New Mexico. In her spare time, she like to go shopping, spend time with friends and family, and play with her four dogs.
Olivia Leyva, Data Entry Clerk
Olivia is currently a sophomore majoring in Population Health and minoring in Chemistry and Biology. She is from Pueblo West, Colorado and aspires to continue to travel to new and exciting places. She loves scary movies, basketball, Bruno Mars, and spending time with friends and family.