Avanza Conference 2019

Wed, September 25 2019, 5:00 PM - Sun, September 29 2019, 12:30 PM [MST]

330 Tijeras NW, Albuquerque, NM, 87102, United States

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Wed, September 25 2019, 5:00 PM - Sun, September 29 2019, 12:30 PM [MST]

About the Event

The 2019 Avanza Network conference is being held in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The conference is from Thursday, September 26, 2019 to Sunday, September 29, 2019 and provides abundant opportunities for connection, outreach, and professional networking. Book your accommodations at the Hyatt Regency at special conference rates here:  https://www.hyatt.com/en-US/group-booking/ALBUQ/G-MITA

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About the Organizer

The Avanza Network inspires Mexican-American, Latinx, and other underrepresented students to achieve their full potential by increasing awareness of the transformational power of a college education. Avanza's goal is to significantly increase the number of members of these groups applying and being accepted at the highest level of college matriculation, to improve college graduation rates, and to emphasize the benefits of diverse career paths, highlighting the key benefits of STEAM proficiency, all while cultivating the group's pipeline of talent through the professional development life cycle.

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Event Speakers

Michelle Otero
City of Albuquerque Poet Laureate

As a writer, facilitator, and coach, Michelle utilizes creative expression and storytelling as the basis for organizational development and positive social change. Her process of engaging individuals and communities through the expression of shared story has found a wide range of applications, from helping conservation organizations better understand the priorities of traditional land based communities to helping people heal from trauma. She is the author of Malinche's Daughter, an essay collection based on her work with women survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault in Oaxaca, Mexico as a Fulbright Fellow. Her work has appeared, or is forthcoming, on the Modern Love Podcast and in New Mexico Magazine, The Best of Brevity, and Shenandoah. Michelle served as a coach/mentor for the inaugural class of W.K. Kellogg Foundation Community Leadership Network Fellows and is a racial healing practitioner for the Foundation’s Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation enterprise. She is a founding member of the TIASO Artist Cooperative and a member of the Macondo Writer’s Workshop. Originally from Deming, New Mexico, Michelle holds a B.A. in History from Harvard University and an MFA in Creative Writing from Vermont College.

Simon Romero
New York Times Correspondent

Simon Romero is a national correspondent for The New York Times, covering immigration and other issues after previously serving as bureau chief for Brazil and the Andes region, as well as contributing financial reporting. Before joining The Times, Mr. Romero was a senior writer at AmericaEconomia and Bloomberg News in Brazil as well as the Los Angeles Times. Mr. Romero, born and raised in New Mexico, graduated cum laude with a degree in history and literature from Harvard College and studied history at the University of São Paulo. In 2000, he held a Ford Fellowship in business journalism at the University of Kansas at Lawrence. He is fluent in Spanish and Portuguese. He lives in Albuquerque with his wife and their two children.

Dr. Gabe Sanchez
Principal, Latino Decisions / UNM

Dr. Gabriel Sanchez is a Professor of Political Science at the University of New Mexico and also serves as the Executive Director of the Center for Social Policy and Co-Founder of the Native American Budget and Policy Institute, both) at the University of New Mexico. Sanchez was formerly the Director of Research, and is now Principal at Latino Decisions, the nation’s leading survey firm focused on the Latino electorate. Sanchez has been the lead principal investigator on several large-scale surveys, including the Latino Decisions National Poll on Health Care Reform, the Collaborative Multi-racial Post-election Study, and the recent National Latino Immigration and Health Survey. A leading expert on Latino and New Mexico politics, he regularly provides political commentary to several state, national, and international media outlets including the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, and the Economist. Sanchez is also overseeing polls in multiple Congressional districts and a consultant for Latino outreach for the DCCC and received his Ph.D in Political Science from the University of Arizona.

Katarina “Kata” Sandoval
NM Deputy Secretary of Education

Katarina Sandoval is the Deputy Secretary of Education for the State of New Mexico. Kata has worked in education for more than two decades, including more than 10 years as a classroom teacher. She was most recently the Senior Director of Academics and School Performance for the Native American Community Academy, implementing K-12 program development. Sandoval rose through the ranks to serve in administration, primarily with the state’s largest school district, Albuquerque Public Schools (APS), including serving as Chief Academic Officer and Associate Superintendent. Previous to that, Kata co-founded South Valley Academy in 1999, an APS-authorized charter school that prepares all students to enter college. She served as Principal at South Valley Academy before transitioning to APS. She brings experience in bilingual education and currently serves on the board of Dual Language Education of New Mexico. Sandoval holds a bachelor’s from Stanford University and a master’s in education from Harvard University.

Belinda De La Libertad

Jacob Rael

Marisa Zepeda

Rene Gonzalez

Frances Pinedo

Dora Elena

Eddie Grado

Jesus Villarreal

Mimi Fuhrman

Julian Guerra-De La Torre

Guadalupe Mota

Sandra Torres-Cone

Mirian Avalos

Daisy Astorga Gonzalez

Ana Sandoval

Douglas Varela

Alex Garcia

Santiago Parra

Theresa Fuentes

Xavier Velazquez

Carlos Fierro

Daniel Castro

Andres Oceguera

Lisette Lopez

Kimberly Pacheco

Event Schedule

  • September 25, 2019
  • September 26, 2019
  • September 27, 2019
  • September 28, 2019
  • September 29, 2019
06:00 PM
to
09:30 AM
Track : Public

Wednesday Dinner

Wed Location 1

Meet for dinner. Split the check

08:00 AM
to
04:00 PM
Track : Conference

Thursday School Visits

Various locations

Visit many schools in small groups.

05:30 PM
to
07:30 PM
Track : Public

Thursday Happy Hour

07:30 PM
to
10:00 PM
Track : Public

Thursday Dinner - Public

Vinagrets

08:00 AM
to
03:00 PM
Track : Conference

Friday School Visits

03:00 PM
to
05:00 PM
Track : Conference

Tech transfer and entrepreneurship

Rain Forest

05:30 PM
to
07:30 PM
Track : Public

Friday Happy Hour

07:30 PM
to
10:00 PM
Track : Conference

Friday Dinner and Awards Ceremony

10:00 AM
to
05:00 PM
Track : Conference

Saturday Meetings

1701 Mountain Road NW Albuquerque, NM 87104

The Saturday meetings will be at ¡explora!

05:00 PM
to
07:30 PM
Track : Public

Saturday Happy Hour

07:30 PM
to
10:00 PM
Track : Conference

Saturday Dinner

11:30 AM
to
01:30 PM
Track : Conference

Sunday Brunch

Barela’s Coffee House

Final event! Meet for brunch, split the check.