Fenix Garcia Young

As a paralegal, Fenix Garcia Young assists in litigation proceedings with NMCLP’s Education and Public Benefits teams. A proud New Mexican of Hispanic heritage from Albuquerque, Fenix is in his fourth year at the University of New Mexico Anderson School of Management where he is pursuing his Bachelors degree in General Management. Fenix has worked for multiple criminal defense attorneys in New Mexico and plans on attending law school. Fenix is very passionate about helping others and plans on furthering his education and work in order to do so.

AS in Business
AS in Paralegal Studies
Paralegal Certification

Feliz Baca

Feliz Baca (she/her/hers/ella) is a proud Nuevo Mexicana Chicana from Albuquerque, New Mexico. She holds a BA in Sociology and Anthropology from Middlebury College in Vermont with a focus on Critical Race Theory and Gender Studies. Feliz is in her second year at University of New Mexico School of Public Administration where she is pursuing her Masters in Public Administration. Feliz’s career has spanned across non-profit, higher education, and local governmental realms which has given her a plethora of knowledge and experience in working with diverse public service professions. Most importantly, based on her personal and professional experience, Feliz is passionate about social, economic, and racial justice, and she is committed to fighting for justice for children, youth, and families across New Mexico and beyond.

Laura Blum

Laura Blum has worked in non-profit financial management for over 30 years. She is proud to have worked at the YWCA of Sonoma County, Sonoma County People for Economic Opportunity (SCPEO), the Volunteer Center of Sonoma County, Habitat for Humanity of Sonoma County, and the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Santa Rosa. She was a founding member of the diversity committee at SCPEO, currently Community Action Partnerships. Laura has also  volunteered on the Patient Advisory Council at Kaiser Permanente Medical Center and as a tax preparer for the United Way Earn It! Keep It! Save It! Program. She was the Treasurer at the Santa Rosa Education Cooperative when her son was a student there.

Kelsey O’Keefe

Ms. O’Keefe was a non-profit arts administrator before making the switch to civil legal services in 2014 when she joined the Center’s Development team. Previously, she was the General Manager of Keshet Dance Company and was central to the company’s successful capital campaign and expansion into the Keshet Center for the Arts. Before moving to Albuquerque in 2009, she was the Audience Services Manager for the Southern Theater in Minneapolis, MN.

She is a proud member of Mother Road Theatre Company.

B.A. in Theater Arts from the University of Minnesota –Twin Cities