Staff

Kristina G. FisherKristina G. Fisher is Think New Mexico’s Associate Director, intern supervisor, and webmaster. A lifelong New Mexican, she graduated first in her class from the University of New Mexico School of Law, where she was Editor-in-Chief of the Natural Resources Journal. Kristina is a recipient of the national Harry S. Truman Fellowship for Leadership and Public Service and the Morris K. and Stewart L. Udall Award for Excellence in Environmental Studies. She is active in land, water, and environmental justice issues across New Mexico.
Susan L. MartinSusan L. Martin is Think New Mexico’s Business Manager. A graduate of the College of Santa Fe, Susan has extensive business management experience in both the nonprofit and for-profit sector, from a 14-year stint at the Santa Fe Opera to her most recent position at the start-up Deep Web Technologies. In her free time, Susan volunteers with the International Folk Art Market and serves as the Majordomo of the Amy Hetegar Community Garden in Casa Solana.
Fred NathanFred Nathan, Jr. founded Think New Mexico and is its Executive Director. Fred served as Special Counsel to New Mexico Attorney General Tom Udall from 1991-1998. In that capacity, he was the architect of several successful legislative initiatives and was in charge of New Mexico’s lawsuit against the tobacco industry, which resulted in a $1.25 billion settlement for the state.
Othiamba UmiOthiamba Umi, Think New Mexico’s Field Director, was born in Albuquerque and grew up in Hobbs, New Mexico. He graduated from Santa Fe Preparatory School and went on to earn B.A.’s in Spanish and Psychology and a J.D. from the University of New Mexico, where he was active in student government and served as Student Bar Association President. Before joining Think New Mexico, Othiamba produced programs for KUNM radio and was an Assistant Trial Attorney with the 2nd Judicial District Attorney’s Office.

Current Intern

Daniel A. Estupiñan is a native of Sunland Park who graduated from New Mexico State University with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance. While a student at NMSU, Daniel was elected to the Board of the Gadsden Independent School District, where he served as Board President. During that time, he advocated for initiatives to close the digital divide and for programs that expanded access to post-secondary education. Currently, Daniel is enrolled as a graduate student at Harvard University, where he studies Social and Urban Policy. In his spare time, Daniel also serves as the Co-Editor in Chief of the Harvard Kennedy School Journal of Hispanic Policy and serves as a research assistant in the Harvard Carr Center for Human Rights. As an advocate for greater equity in public education, Daniel aspires to pursue a Ph.D., where he plans to study the impact that local and state institutions have upon perpetuating disparities in public education.
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