Our Alumni Association 2017-10-03T11:09:39+00:00

Our Alumni Association


Alumni Association Board

We are excited to announce that the New Mexico Simon Scholars Alumni Association is officially in operation!  We are pleased to recognize the following individuals who will serve in leadership roles for the 2017-18 year.

President: Nancy Martinez
Santa Fe High School,  Class of 2010
University of New Mexico, Class of 2015
B.A., Political Science and Spanish

Nancy graduated as a Simon Scholar from Santa Fe High School in 2010. She received her bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Spanish from the University of New Mexico.  While obtaining her degree, Nancy worked at a law firm and was active in political campaigns.  She was an active member Kappa Delta Chi, Sorority Inc.,Phi Eta Sigma, National Honor Society and the National Society of Collegiate Scholars.  After graduating from UNM, she interned for the New Mexico State Legislature and now works full time, where she continues to work with committees that focus on issues from around the state.  Her future plan is to become an elected official.

 

Vice President: Alyssa Romero
South Valley Academy, Class of 2012
Cornell College, Class of 2016
B.A., Studio Art and Psychology

Alyssa graduated from South Valley Academy in 2012 and continued her education at Cornell College in Mount Vernon, Iowa. She graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a Concentration in Human Services and Studio Art in 2016. Alyssa is currently serving as an AmeriCorps VISTA at West Mesa High School where she works with students and families in the community obtain resources such as food, clothing, and school supplies. She plans on continuing her education in the near future to pursue a Master’s degree in Social Work.

 

Secretary: Maritza Ochoa
Capital High School, Class of 2012
University of New Mexico, Class of 2016
B.A., Family Studies

Maritza graduated as a Simon Scholar from Capital High School in 2012. She graduated from the University of New Mexico with her BS in Family Studies and Psychology  in 2016.  Currently, Maritza is  working at a Domestic Violence Resource Center and will be applying to the University of New Mexico to pursue her masters in counseling.

 

 

Treasurer: Janeth Santos
Capital High School, Class of 2011
University of New Mexico, Class of 2015
B.S., Political Science, minor in Economics

Janeth graduated as a Simon Scholar from Capital High School in 2011. She then enrolled in the University of New Mexico, where she pursued a degree in Political Science and Economics. She graduated with a Bachelors in 2015 and worked as a mentor for high school students in College Plaza at Santa Fe High School. In 2017, Janeth became the Program Coordinator of the Simon Scholars Program.