Mia is a native New Mexican and has called Albuquerque home since 2008. She obtained Bachelor’s degrees in Religious Studies and Psychology from the University of New Mexico. She will graduate with her Master’s in Social Work, with a focus in public policy and social justice, in May of 2017. Since living in Albuquerque, Mia has worked with several organizations serving underrepresented populations, as a case manager, legal advocate, and counselor. She has been involved with the Agora Crisis Center since 2008, and has served as a director, mentor, lecturer, and youth outreach coordinator for an educational program on suicide prevention and intervention, depression, and anxiety.
Mia is deeply devoted to advocacy work, striving to create educational, social, and economic opportunities, and helping individuals and communities realize and foster their potential and strength. As a FACES for the Future Coordinator she will be able to blend these interests and help youth achieve empowerment. Mia also loves spending quality time with loved ones, hiking in New Mexico’s beautiful mountains with her dog, Sophie, going on road trips, listening to podcasts, and discovering new music.
Interested in joining or partnering with the FACES Albuquerque program? Read more or contact Mia.