Paloma Mexika

Paloma Mexika joined the Center in 2019 as a Communications Associate. Before joining the Center, she staffed her state representative during the 2018 legislative session. As an undergraduate student, Paloma spearheaded a startup company called Crafted which won the 2017 Rainforest Student Entrepreneur Pitch Competition. In her spare time, Paloma teaches a ‘Food Appreciation’ children’s enrichment class, volunteers as a tutor in various Albuquerque public schools, and takes care of her four pets. She is passionate about dedicating her life to New Mexico’s future.

B.A in Intercultural Communication from the University of New Mexico.

Maria Archuleta

Maria Archuleta has over 20 years of experience in communications at nonprofit legal and social justice organizations. Ms. Archuleta joined NMCLP in 2017 to support the organization’s expanding strategic communications efforts. She oversees NMCLP’s public messaging, media relations, social media, public documents, and the website. A major focus of her work at the Center has been building program staffs’ media relations and communications skills. Prior to joining NMCLP, she managed media and messaging at the ACLU National Headquarters on issues that included women’s rights, immigrants’ rights, racial justice, and voting rights. Later, as Communications Officer at Open Society Foundations, she coordinated communications efforts to advance work on racial justice, drug policy, democracy, equality, black male achievement, and economic advancement in the United States. Ms. Archuleta grew up in Española, New Mexico.

BA in Spanish and Mass Communications from the University of California, Berkeley
MFA in Creative Writing from the New School for Social Research