Vamos a Leer is graciously supported by staff and graduate students at the UNM Latin American & Iberian Institute. We are indebted to them for their tireless enthusiasm and thoughtful contributions. Below are brief profiles of our recent and current contributors:
Katrina Dillon, Blogger-in-Chief
I am the project assistant for the k-12 Outreach Program at the Latin American and Iberian Institute at the University of New Mexico. Before this, I was a teacher (both elementary and middle school) for six years. I am also working on my PhD in Language, Literacy and Sociocultural Studies.
Keira Philipp-Schnurer, Project Manager
I oversee the community education (outreach) programs at the UNM Latin American and Iberian Institute. My background is in literature, Latin American studies, and community planning.
Adam Flores, Blogger
I am a graduate assistant for the K-12 Outreach Program at the Latin American and Iberian Institute at the University of New Mexico. I am a law student and a Master’s student in Latin American Studies.
Ailesha Ringer, Blogger
I am a Master’s student at the University of New Mexico’s Latin American and Iberian Institute concentrating in Political Science and Communication/Journalism. I was lucky enough to be awarded a Graduate Assistant-ship with an amazing group of people dedicated to furthering the understanding of our Latin American neighbors and helping our New Mexico community grow and learn together. I’m looking forward to participating in that dialogue.
Neoshia Roemer, Blogger
I am a Graduate Assistant working in the areas of community involvement, K-12 outreach, and conference planning at the University of New Mexico’s Latin American and Iberian Institute. I am very interested in social issues within Latin America (past and present). I am currently working towards a Master’s in Latin American Studies with concentrations in history and human rights as well as a degree in law with an emphasis in international law.