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Edith Sanchez-Saenz

Lead Project Assistant

Edith Sanchez-Saenz was born and raised in Albuquerque, NM and comes from a Mexican background. She is graduate student in the Counselor Education Master’s program here at UNM.  Her interests are to stay active in the community, especially in the South Valley, and work with young women and adults. Also, she is interested in women studies and community work with bilingual counseling in the schools. Edith currently works as the Lead Project Assistant for the Project for New Mexico Graduates of Color.

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. 


Jessica Rodriguez-Cuna

Project Assistant

Jessica Rodriguez-Cuna is an undergraduate student pursuing a bachelor’s degree in biology, she intends to apply to the dental hygiene program at the University of New Mexico with the dream of one day becoming a dentist. Jessica is originally from Santa Fe, New Mexico. At the University of New Mexico, Jessica participates in the Student Support Services program and the Community Engagement Center. When Jessica is not participating in UNM programs, she enjoys riding her bicycle and admiring nature. Most importantly, she loves to spend time with her loved ones, from simply drinking a cup of coffee to traveling to other countries. 


Thelma Reyes Eslava

Project Assistant

Thelma Reyes Eslava is a graduate student of Family Studies in the Department of Individual, Family and Community Education with a great interest in healthy mental development of children and adolescents. She is originally from Mexico City where she earned a bachelor in Psychology with honors, after which she came to University of Mexico to pursue her Master’s Degree. After finishing graduate school, her goal is to work with families and children under adverse circumstances such cancer and domestic violence. 

Theresah Napetey

Theresah Napetey

Project 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.