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Project Lead

Brandon De Flon was born and raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He attended Del Norte high school playing basketball, football and tennis. He received his undergraduate schooling under UNM's engineering school obtaining dual Bachelor's degrees in civil & construction engineering. He is currently enrolled, as a graduate student, in UNM's mathematics and statistics department working towards finishing up his Master's degree in applied statistics. He previously worked for UNM's enrollment management division building SAS logistical models and assisting with reporting efforts. He has a goal of giving back to his local community by supporting UNM students with their collegiate goals.

Graduate Project Assistant

Shaikh is a first-year graduate student at the school of Public Administration. He received a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a minor in Sustainability Studies at Anderson School of Management. He is currently working as an Accounting intern at The Academic Affairs Fiscal Shared Service Center and would like to become a renowned Philanthropist someday. He is interested to conduct research on national security, social equity and international relations in the future. Some of his favorite spare-time activities are doing nature-photography, traveling different states, spending time with friends, and playing various sports.

Graduate Project Assistant

Alejandrx's pronouns are They, Them, thus Theirs and El, y Elle. A first-year Masters candidate in American Studies at the University of New Mexico, they received their BA in Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies from Washington State University. Alejandrx is originally from LA and is interested in accessible punkerx movimento, their nine-pound Chihuahua Croissant, and science fiction and horror. They are also passionate about Queer Black, Indigenous and Brown liberations as well as poetry. They are an Aquarius rising with a Leo moon and a Venus in pieces. They are excited to be working for the program and are passionate about mentorship; feel free to talk to them anytime if you see them! They are here to help!

Graduate Project Assistant

Boney Mutabazi is a Rwandan native, born and raised in Uganda. He attained his undergraduate Bachelor of Science in Information Technology from Sikkim Manipal University.

Boney completed his first Master of Science in Health Informatics from the University of Rwanda. Additionally Boney worked in Enterprise IT and e-health systems.

In enhancing the diversity of his career trajectory, he enrolled at UNM in pursuit of a second master’s degree in Community and Regional Planning.

While at UNM, and in his quest to serve others and act as a catalyst of change in society, Boney ran for and was elected president of Graduate Professional and Students Association where he served 2018-2019 term. Boney advocated for graduate and professional student interests, served as the official representative of GPSA to the UNM Board of Regents and the public, and appointed graduate and professional students to serve on university-wide committees. Additionally, while in office at GPSA Boney worked to enhance the continuity of the organization and to promote diversity and inclusion. During his free time Boney enjoys hiking, DIY projects, and meeting new people.

Graduate 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 three beautiful kids, Kobi, Efua, and Kofi. She desires 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.