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

Rohan Angadi grew up in Clovis, NM and graduated from Clovis High School, where he was Valedictorian and Student Body President. Rohan is now a rising senior at Yale University studying Economics and Mathematics. During his time at college, Rohan has focused on public service initiatives and improving public policy in rural communities. Through the Tobin Economics Research Fellowship, Rohan has analyzed the effects of Act 10 (dismantling teacher unions) on Wisconsin Public School teacher retention and success. As Head Advising Fellow for Matriculate, a nonprofit helping rural low-income students get into the nation’s best colleges, he has guided over 60 Yale advising fellows through their relationships with low-income high-achieving high school students. On campus, Rohan has also worked as Co-Head Coordinator of the Asian American Cultural Center at Yale and in his college buttery. After graduation, Rohan plans to attend graduate school and work on public policy in rural communities.
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.
Chloe Larkin lives in Albuquerque and graduated from United World College-USA in Montezuma, New Mexico. Throughout high school, Chloe was an active participant in the New Mexico Youth and Government program, and was elected Youth Governor. Chloe is now a rising junior at Wellesley College studying Sociology and Philosophy. At Wellesley, Chloe serves as a House President, working to provide guidance and create inclusivity within residential communities on campus. Chloe is also very involved with Wellesley’s Mock Trial Organization, and will serve as the team’s Vice President next season. Academically, Chloe is focused on the interplay between urban and social policy, and is currently working on research regarding the biases found within the cognitive mapping of urban spaces. During the past two summers, Chloe interned at the Office of the New Mexico Secretary of State. After they graduates, Chloe plans to attend either law or graduate school, and then return home to New Mexico to pursue a career within the fields of public policy or social work.
Raffaele Moore was born and raised in Albuquerque and graduated from Albuquerque Academy in 2017. He is currently a junior pursuing an undergraduate degree from Brown University in International and Public Affairs as well as History, with a focus on revolutionary violence. Following his first year at Brown, Raffaele took a gap year back home in Albuquerque, during which time he served as an intern in the Office of Mayor Tim Keller. The following summer, he interned for Senator Martin Heinrich. Raffaele currently serves as a member of the Executive Board of Brown’s Mock Trial program, is a member of the Brown University College Democrats, and has served in community service roles as a Victims’ Advocate with the Office of the Bernalillo County District Attorney and as a student mentor working with underserved students in the Providence public elementary school system. In the future, he plans to pursue a Master’s degree in Public Affairs and to continue serving New Mexicans at the state and federal level.
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.
Ariane Talou grew up in Santa Fe and graduated from Santa Fe Prep in 2018. While in high school, Ariane interned for Emerge New Mexico, interviewing Emerge graduates who were running for office. She was also a fellow on Ben Ray Luján’s congressional campaign, where she worked for the Communications Director. Ariane is now a rising Junior at UCLA, double majoring in Economics and Public Affairs. At UCLA, she is volunteering through the Bruin Partners Service Organization, tutoring students in the LA Unified School District. She is also furthering her interests in public and international affairs as a member of both the United Nations Association at UCLA and the Luskin School of Public Affairs Undergraduate Student Association. Ariane is passionate about public service and plans to pursue a career in public policy or international relations after college.
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