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

Maggie Mazer is a native of Albuquerque who graduated from Albuquerque Academy in 2020. Maggie first discovered her interest in public service and policy while interning for Michelle Lujan Grisham’s congressional reelection campaign in 2016, and she pursued this interest throughout high school, interning with Albuquerque City Councilor Isaac Benton’s campaign and serving as a U.S. Senate Page for Senator Tom Udall. Maggie is an active community service leader who has led a tutoring program for refugee children, partnered with the Immigrant Refuge Village of Albuquerque, advised Project Heart Start’s student CPR and life-saving skills initiative, and served as a member of the Community Service Executive Board. She will be attending Macalester College in the fall of 2021, and in the meantime she is working as a COVID-19 Contact Tracer for the Navajo Nation running a childcare program at Albuquerque Academy. In the long term, Maggie hopes to bring her professional degree back to New Mexico and serve her community.
Kate Monahan is a native of Santa Fe who graduated as Valedictorian of St. Michael’s High School in 2016. She went on to earn a Bachelor’s in Anthropology and Law, History, and Culture from the University of Southern California, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude. While in Los Angeles, she was an active member of the USC College Democrats and the Joint Educational Project, a service learning organization which connects USC students with elementary school students in the area to foster mentorship and a love of learning. In 2018, Kate interned with Fix It America, researching election reform and gerrymandering, and she spent the summer of 2019 interning with Sen. Tom Udall’s office. In the fall of 2020, Kate will pursue her Master’s in Public Administration as a City/County Management Fellow at USC. After graduation, she plans to serve the people of New Mexico by working in public policy.
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