This summer, Think New Mexico is proud to be hosting five stellar Leadership Interns:
- Elizabeth Farrington, who grew up in Albuquerque, served as an AVID tutor in New Mexico schools, worked on multiple political campaigns in New Mexico, Colorado, and California, and is now a junior at the University of Southern California where she is majoring in Political Science;
- Jules Hanisee who was born and raised in Albuquerque and is now a junior at Tulane University where she serves on the student government and writes about LGBTQ+ issues for the university newspaper;
- Tanya Ruiz Parra who grew up in Santa Fe, is earning a B.A. in Political Science at the University of Denver, and has volunteered with voter mobilization efforts, interned with the Santa Fe Dreamers Project, and served as a Teaching Fellow with the Breakthrough program, which helps students from underserved communities prepare for college;
- Jesús Eduardo Sánchez who grew up in Rio Rancho, co-owns and manages a small business in pond and aquarium maintenance, and is now earning a B.A. and M.A. in Political Science at the University of New Mexico, where he previously served in the student government; and
- Andrew Schumann, New Mexico’s 2023 Truman Scholar, who grew up in Rio Rancho and earned six associate degrees from Central New Mexico Community College before graduating from College and Career High School, and who is now pursuing an M.A. in History at UNM.