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 Interns

Josue GandarillaJosue “Joshua” Gandarilla grew up in Sunland Park, NM and graduated from New Mexico State University as Outstanding Graduating Senior for the Government Department in May of 2019. During his time at NMSU, Joshua founded a nonpartisan voter registration and education organization, the NMSU Council of Collegiate Voters (NMSU CCV). Through the NMSU CCV, Joshua worked closely with the Doña Ana County Clerk’s Office and participated in multiple events as a student panelist alongside college professors and Senator Tom Udall. Joshua is a certified legal and medical English/Spanish interpreter and plans to pursue a law degree in the near future to continue helping those in his community and state.
Rouzi GuoRouzi Guo grew up in Albuquerque and graduated from Cibola High School in 2017. She is currently a student at Georgetown University majoring in Political Economy and minoring in Business. Rouzi spent her freshman year of college at the University of New Mexico where she was a Presidential Scholar. During her time at UNM, she conducted faculty-mentored research on lobbying expenditures, which developed her interest in politics and lobbying reform. Rouzi has previously interned for then-Representative Michelle Lujan Grisham and the campaign of Representative Xochitl Torres Small. She is also a research intern for New Mexico Ethics Watch. After college, Rouzi plans to attend law school and pursue a career in public policy.
Natalie Longmire-KulisNatalie Longmire-Kulis grew up in Santa Fe and graduated from Desert Academy in 2018. During high school, she served as the youth head of both Santa Fe Teen Court and the Assistance Dogs of the West Youth Board, and she founded the Teen Court Canine Program to provide trained emotional support dogs for teen defendants during court proceedings. Natalie is now a rising sophomore at Stanford University, where she is majoring in International Relations with a specialization in Comparative Governance. She spent her freshman year as an elected representative on the Freshman Council and will continue this work on Sophomore Cabinet. She is currently the head of community outreach and networking for Stanford Women in Law, and serves as a policy event organizer for Stanford in Government. Natalie is passionate about public service and hopes to further her community impact by earning a law degree after she graduates from Stanford.
Connor SchultzConnor Schultz was raised in Los Alamos and graduated from New Mexico State University with a major in Government. At NMSU, he was a member of the Model United Nations team for three years, helping the team earn numerous awards. He also volunteered as a judge in Speech and Debate tournaments. In 2016, Connor served as a student panelist for the Domenici Public Policy conference, and later conducted research on US-China relations as a Domenici Student Scholar. With a passion for public policy, Connor hopes to attend law school and pursue a career in public service in New Mexico.
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