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

Mitchel LatimerMitchel Latimer was born and raised in Roswell where he earned the rank of Eagle Scout, was a member of the National Honor Society, and graduated from Roswell High School in 2015. Mitchel is currently a senior at the University of Denver, where he is double majoring in International Studies and Economics. He became interested in international affairs after spending two weeks studying international human rights law in Poland. Previously, he spent a summer interning for Representative Steve Pearce in Washington, D.C., and he has been active in a number of political and international clubs on campus. In the future, Mitchel hopes to pursue a career in international policy.
EmmaLia MarinerEmmaLia Mariner is a fourth-year student at Oberlin College in Ohio. She is pursuing honors in Politics and a minor in Law & Society. EmmaLia grew up in Albuquerque, and graduated from Albuquerque Academy in 2015. She discovered her interest in research and policy through Public Forum Debate in high school, successfully competing on the state and national circuits. Following her interest in law and policy, she has interned in the District Attorney’s Office and the Public Defender’s Office of Bernalillo County, engaged in political work at Oberlin College, and in the summer of 2017 she completed a placement on the Mark Herring Campaign for Attorney General in Richmond, Virginia. EmmaLia plans to attend law school and pursue a career in law, research, and electoral politics in New Mexico.
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