Our Alums

Emerge New Mexico Alums

Our alums are changing the face of New Mexico politics.

Class of 2023

Aaliyah Quintana

Abi Olvera

Bronwen Murray

Cecilia Pinon

Chriselle Martinez

Rep. Cristina Parajón

Diana Garcia

Ericka Van Eckhoutte

Feliz Medina

Heather Berghmans

Janelle Astorga Ramos

Jessie Damazyn

Juliana Hernandez

Kaity Ellis

Lisa Cacari Stone

Mayane Barudin

Mayra Valtierrez

Michelle Kavanaugh

Michelle Sandoval

Nancy Stephens

Nichole Rogers

Penny Gilbert

Ramona Morales

Rep. Flor Yanira Gurrola Valenzuela

Ronalda Tome-Warito

Sarah Jacobs

Silvia Delgado

Stephanie Salazar

Valerie Torrez

Class of 2022

Aanika Mike

Ahtza Chavez

Alesia Durán

Amber Morning Star Byars

Amira Rasheed

Anita Bringas

Charlotte Little

Claire McDaniel

Crystal Lees

Estela Hernandez

Jessica Martinez

Jessica Streeter

Julie Radoslovich

Kasandra Gandara

Katherine Wray

Kathleen Cates

Melanee Hand

Olga Serafimova

Rebecca Duffin

Sara Samani

Valeria Ojeda-Avitia

Vicky Estrada-Bustillo

Whitney Holland

Class of 2021

Alma Roberson

Anita Gonzales

Ashley Naughton

Barbara Baca

Barbara Clinton

Barbara Jordan

Blanca Ontiveros

Brenda McKenna

Britt Baca-Miller

Brittany Barreras

Bunnie Cruse

Cecilia Webb

Desirae Shorter

Diana Torres Valverde

Elisa Montoya

Farinaz Khan

Haley Munoz

Heather Benavidez

Jennifer DeLaney

Jordan Oglesby

Kateri Jojola

Melissa Cervantes

Sheryl Means

Sofia Sanchez

Songtree Pioche

Sonya Struck

Stefanie Vigil

Susan Quintana

Tara Martin Lopez

Virginia Hicks

Yajayra Gonzalez

Class of 2020

Amber Quintana

Aurora Valdez

Carson Hounshell

Cecy Velasco

Corilia Orteg

Corrina Feldman

Courtney Komes

Deborah Dapson

Elaine Lujan

Ellie Rushforth

Ernestina Cruz

Florence Castillo

Gloria Doherty

Jana Pfeiffer

Janelle Anyanonu

Jazmin Irazoqui-Ruiz

Kathleen McGarry Ellenwood

Kristina Ortez

“Lan” Thahn-Lan Sena

Laura Childress

Lisa Chavez Ortega

Maribel Tellez

Marlene Yanez

Meredith Dixon

Naomi Maestas

Nichole Medina-Stone

Noreen Kelly

Norma Hartell

Patricia Trujillo

Rachael Maestas

Roslynn Gallegos

Shannon Pinto

Veronica Hill

Class of 2019

Alexandria Piland

Alissa Barnes

Amanda Askin

Amanda Sanchez Villalobo

Amber Chavez Baker

Andrea Gunderson

AnJanette Brush

Arlean Murillo

Barbara Ogushi-Rivera

Brittany Maldonado Malott

Camilla Bustamante

Carmen Gonzales

Casey DeRaad

Charlotte Madueno

Claudia Risner

Connie Trujillo

Corina Castillo

Debra Hathaway

Emilie De Angelis

Erica Davis Crump

Erika Harding

Erin O’Connell

Estelle Berger

Flora Lucero

Gabrielle Begay

Griselda Martinez

Hannah Wood

Jacqui Boyd

Jennifer Manzanares

Julie Brenning

Kendra Zacharias

Leah Stevens-Block

Linda Stover

Lindsey Bachman

Liza Yazzie

Mandana Shoushtari

Margaret Lusk

Marian Matthews

Marivel Medel

Mary Ann Maestas

Maurreen Skowran

Melissa Kennelly

Rachel McHugh

Rayellen Smith

Rebecca Avitia

Rebecca Puck Stair

Sascha Anderson

Shannon Bulman

Sherry Spitzer

Siah Correa Hemphill

Sradha Patel

Stephanie Russo Baca

Susan Muraida

Tina Archuleta

Tracy Perry

Tracy Winslow

Victoria Gonzales

Wende Schwingendorf

Yshelle Silva-Caldwell

2019 Bootcamp

Amanda Sanchez Villalobo
Amber Chavez Baker
Claudia Risner
Connie Trujillo
Julie Brenning
Linda Stover
Marian Matthews
Melissa Kennelly
Rebecca Puck Stair

Class of 2018

Alegra Roybal

Ana Moran

Andrea Romero

Billie Helean

Charlene Pyskoty

Cheryl Ford

Christine Bernstein

Cindy Provencio

Cristina Olds

Danika Padilla

Dayan Hochman

Micaela Lara Cadena

Edwina Cisneros

Erin Marshall

Glenna Voigt

Hailey Josselyn

Heidi Todacheene

Jane Yohalem

Janene Yazzie

Jennifer McMath

Jody Pugh

Johana Bencomo

Judith Edwards

Judy Calman

Karen Canady Whitlock

Kate Kennedy

Katie Nishida

Kyra Ellis-Moore

Leah Baczkiewicz

Linda Serrato

Madeline Hildebrandt

Megan Duffy

Melani Buchanan Farmer

Melissa Ontiveros

Melissa Pacheco-Armijo

Nancy Savage

Neomi Parra

Renee Villarreal

Sahra Saedi

Sandy Buffett

Sasha Lujan

Sharla Parsons

Sydney Tellez

Teresa Tenorio

Tessa Abeyta-Stuve

Yolanda Montoya-Cordova

2018 Bootcamp

Christine Chandler
Elizabeth Allen
Jessica Velasquez
Karen Trujillo
Katherine Bruch
Linda Gallegos
Mary Schildmeyer
Paula Garcia
Sara Scott
Xochitl Torres Small

Class of 2017

Adriann Barboa

Angelica Anaya Allen

Anne Pierce-Jones

Antoinette Reyes

Barbara Felix

Cristina Martinez

Debra Burke

Desirée Bernard

Gina Dennis

Hilda Sanchez

Jane Levy

Kate Noble

Kate Telis

Katharine Clark

Kristina Bogardus

Kristina Caffrey

Lauren Keefe

Lelia Hood

Linda Alvarez

Melanie Stansbury

Michelle Pauline Abeyta

Nayomi Valdez

Rose Griego-Kiel

Sharmin Dharas

Tabatha Bennett

Class of 2016

Amy Sirignano

Anna Hamilton

Becky Corran

Cathryn Abeyta

Chanin Kelly

Cindy Nava

Cynthia Aragon

Danila Zidovsky

Debbie Sarinana

Denise Lang

Erin Armstrong

Joy Garratt

Karen Whitlock

Kristin Henderson

Lisa Gover

Maria Sanchez-Gagne

Mayra Acevedo

Natalie Figueroa

Neomi Gilmore

Patty Keane

Tania Sanchez

Veronica Garcia

Class of 2015

Alicia Edwards

Andrea Cunningham

Ane Romero

Carrie Hamblen

Cynthia Hall

Debra Ramirez

Diana Murillo-Trujillo

Francesca Blueher

Jennifer Attrep

Jessica Martinez

Laura Horton

Mara Salcido-Alcantar

Marianna Anaya

Mary Clark

MaryAnn Hendrickson

N. Lynn Perls

Nonabah Sam

Sara Melton

Sharon Jackson

Sonya Romero

Susan O’Leary

Class of 2014

Alexis Jimenez
Anna Hansen
Belinda Deneen Wallace
Catherine Begaye
Deborah Gray
Doreen Wonda Johnson
Erin Engelbrecht
Jacqueline Medina
Joan Marie Sandy
Julie Vargas
Lori Bencoe
Maggie Hart Stebbins
Maria Gallegos
Michelle Blake
MIchelle Peacock
Nancy Bearce
Nancy Franchini
Patricia Gay-Webb
Rose Ann Vasquez
Stefanie Weber
Tanya Giddings
Teresa Smith de Cherif
Trish Lopez

Class of 2013

Angelica Rubio
Ann Barudin
Carmen Lopez
Caroline Bass
Courtney Weaks
Dell Washington
Diale Fomukong
Elizabeth Bardwell
Genevieve Mitchell
Jennifer Burrill
Joanne Ferrary
Latifah Phillips
Marg (Margaret) Elliston
Mariaelena Johnson
Marie Julienne
Merrie Lee Soules
P. Cholla Khoury
Pam Cordova
Patricia Galindo
Shiloh Taylor
Sylvia LaMar
Virginia Perez-Ortega

Class of 2012

Barbara Vigil
Darly Barkley
Deborah Zamora-Martinez
Diane Gibson
Emily Kane
Kimberly Johnston
Leticia Delgado
Lovie McGee
Mary Ellen Broderick
Melanie Viramontes
Natalie Armijo
Paula Fisher
Sharon Goldberg
Susan Scott
Tara Lujan
Taylor Grisham

Class of 2011

Alicia Feil
Alicia Manzano
Amelia Nelson
Andrea Vigil
Anna Nelson
Annette Arvizu
Cara Valente-Compton
Cynthia Chavers
Eloise Gift
Ganesha Martin
Guadalupe Cano
Katy Duhigg
Leslie Grady McAhren
Linda Sanchez Allison
Marjorie Germain
Martha Chicoski
Mary Jo Jaramillo
Nicolette Dennis
Sabiha Quraishi
Stephanie Maez-Gibson

Class of 2010

Anjali Taneja
Beatrice Brickhouse
Clara Moran
Deborah Armstrong
Dorene Kuffer
Georgene Louis
Jessica Jaramillo
Kelly Stout Sanchez
Leslie Kelly
Linda Trujillo
Marie Sisi Miranda
Mary McCoy
Melissa Coleman
Nancy Baca
Shammara Henderson
Trina Raper
Willow Parks

Class of 2009

Ana Canales
Cindy Padilla
Cornelia Lange
Dallas Timmons
Dorothy Temer
Elizabeth Armijo
Frances Brummett
Idalia Lechuga-Tena
Kim Bannerman
Laura Vega
Lissa Knudsen
Liz Thomson
Lora Lucero
Nicole Moss
Quiana Salazar-King
Stacey Ward
Stephanie Hanosh

Class of 2008

Alejandra Nava
Angela Reynolds
Catherine Jabar
Diana Montoya-Boyer
Erika Anderson
Hazel Mella
Helen Maestas
Julie Lucero
Justine Eldridge
Kelley Allen
Lisa McNiven
Loretta Naranjo Lopez
Miriam Diemer
Nancy Denker
Reena Szczepanski
Rosemary Cosgrove-Aguilar
Sara Attleson
Stephanie Garcia Richard
Yvette Ammerman

Class of 2007

Adelamar Alcantara
Debra Haaland
Erica Bearman
Esteli Juarez
Heather Ferguson
Jennifer Chavez
Karen Giannini
Laverne Ellerbe
Laverne Thomas-Wyaco
Mercy DeMenno
Patricia Roybal Caballero
Roxanne Lara
Sarah Saucedo

Class of 2006

Amanda Wang
Angela Chavez-Adkins
Anjanette Estrellas
Betsy Salcedo
Catherine Carr
Christina Argyres
Elizabeth Garcia
Francine Chavez
Gretchen Elsner
Janice Saxton
Kateri Garcia
Laura Sanchez-Rivet
Maija West
Marie Ward
Michelle Mares
Sandy Barnhart Y Chavez
Shannon Enright Smith
Tatiana Engelmann-Corp
Terri Holland
Valerie Vigil Quintana
Wanda Danley