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

Pooja Kumar grew up in Clovis, NM and graduated from Albuquerque Academy in 2018. She is currently a junior at Lafayette College studying Economics and Philosophy. Pooja discovered her interest in policy when she joined her high school’s speech and debate team. She interned for state Representative Natalie Figueroa’s campaigns in 2016 and 2018, and she is serving as Representative Figueroa’s legislative intern during the 2021 session. Pooja has also worked as a student researcher analyzing the welfare effects of state-administered IRA programs for low-income individuals. At college, Pooja volunteers as a tutor in the economics and math programs, as well as a mentor to other first-generation college students like herself. After graduation, Pooja plans to attend graduate school and pursue a career shaping policies that help rural New Mexicans.
Arielle Nathan grew up in Santa Fe and graduated from Santa Fe Prep in 2019. She currently attends Williams College, where she is a Women’s, Gender, Sexuality Studies and Psychology double major. Arielle also works for a reading tutoring nonprofit, Reading Quest, and is an ambassador for Schefs, an online platform to promote meaningful conversation and community building among college students. Arielle is passionate about building a more loving and sustainable world. After college she intends to return to New Mexico and pursue a career in teaching or advocacy.
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