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Edith Sanchez-Saenz

Lead Project Assistant

Edith Sánchez-Sáenz was born and raised in Albuquerque, NM and comes from a Mexican background. She is a graduate student in the Language Literacy and Social Cultural Studies (LLSS) program here at UNM. Edith currently works as the Lead Graduate Project Assistant for the Project for New Mexico Graduates of Color. Her interests are to stay active in the community, advocate for underrepresented students, and maintain solidarity with UNM's student organizations and programs. She loves to spend time with her family and friends.

Glenda Lewis

Project Graduate Assistant

Glenda Lewis is a PhD Candidate in Language, Literacy, and Sociocultural Studies; with primary research interest in intersectionality.  A compassionate intellectual, Glenda possesses the vision, passion and leadership style required to build community capacity and consensus, while being an active agent of social change.  Glenda has dedicated her life to teaching, sharing knowledge and empowering others.

Mark Narvaez

Project Graduate Assistant

Born and raised in El Paso, Texas, Mark attended Stanford University where he graduated with a B.A. in Psychology with Honors in 1976.  Before returning to graduate school at UNM to pursue a Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Mark was involved in a longtime career in the fields of aging, gerontology, and human services. Most recently, Mark completed a graduate assistantship with the Graduate Professional and Students Association (GPSA) as Chief of Staff, and was recognized by Who’s Who Among Graduate Students of America. Mark enjoys playing guitar, running, yoga, and spending time with family and friends. 

Theresah Napetey

Theresah Napetey

Project  Graduate Assistant

Theresah Napetey was born and raised in Ghana, where She obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Economics & Sociology. She attained her Master’s Degree in Public Administration from UNM, and is currently pursuing her second Master’s Degree in Special Education with a concentration in Applied Behavior Analysis. She is married and blessed with two beautiful kids, Efua & Kofi. Her desires are to be at the forefront of Public Policy and Community Development in Public and Non - Profit Organizations to better the lives of individuals in the community. She enjoys reading and listening to music.


Destiny Chavez

Project Assistant

Destiny Chavez is an undergraduate pursuing her degree in Nursing, and Master's in Science. She was born and raised in Santa Fe, NM where she grew to love the outdoors and the mountains. She is new to PNMGC and can't wait to experience all that the program has to offer. Her interests are being involved with the community and spending time with her family and friends. In her free time, she loves to read, listen to music, and play sports.