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

Ms. Archuleta joined the Center in March 2017 to support the organization’s expanding communications efforts. Before joining the Center, she was communications officer for U.S. Programs at Open Society Foundations where she oversaw communications work on issues that included drug policy, democracy, equality, black male achievement, and economic advancement. Prior to her work at the foundation, she was a media associate at the national ACLU where she managed media plans and messaging on women’s rights, immigrants’ rights, racial justice, and voting rights. 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