Ashley Sanderson
Executive Director

Ashley has been with Emerge New Mexico since 2012. Her background includes experience in marketing and communications, from heading up clean energy and public transportation programs in the state to managing marketing and product development at a national Fortune 100 Company.  Ashley also has a wide breadth of public policy experience, including analyst work at the State Legislature, campaign work at the state and federal levels and policy work for a local governing body.

Alex Bazan
Deputy Director

Alex came to Emerge New Mexico in 2016 after working for elected officials in a variety of capacities. In each position, she focused on building meaningful relationships with diverse communities throughout the state and developed a strong passion for ensuring that everyone in New Mexico was given the ability to not only access their elected officials but to take an active role in the legislative process. She has brought that same passion with her to Emerge New Mexico and is proud to empower women from diverse backgrounds to run for public office.

Sarah Baca
Program Coordinator

Born and raised in New Mexico, Sarah is passionate about community development and exploring the outdoors. She started working at Emerge NM in May 2018 and is thrilled to be part of such an impactful women’s empowerment movement. In her free time, you might catch Sarah riding her bike up Central Avenue in Albuquerque, enjoying live music at a local brewery, or camping at Abiquiu Lake.