College Counselor Board Member
I am the College & Career Readiness Counselor at Atrisco Heritage Academy High School!!! I am a first-generation college student, meaning I was the first one to attend college in my family. I am from the small, rural community of Fort Sumner, New Mexico. I attended The University of New Mexico from 2004-2008 and received my Bachelor of Science in Family Studies and a minor in Psychology. I later attended New Mexico Highlands University at the Rio Rancho branch and received my Master of Arts in Counseling with a concentration in School Counseling; I graduated in May 2013.
Having to navigate the college experience by myself (with the help of an awesome teacher named Mrs.Sherrie West and later some mentors from The University of New Mexico), I know how important it is to have someone to help guide students about life after high school.