Our Students

New Mexico PBS is proud to support Students


Irene AllenIrene Allen

My name is Irene Allen. I am in my fourth year in the Interdisciplinary Film and Digital Media Program, currently pursuing a BFA in Film Production, and fifth year at UNM. I have studied abroad twice in Seoul, South Korea at Dongguk University and was able to experience film through the eyes of a vastly different culture in addition to meeting and befriending people from all over the world. I would ultimately like to focus on camera work and film all over the world, specifically about nature, culture, and travel.


Catherine FarmerCatherine Farmer

Hello! My name is Catherine Farmer. I was born and raised in the Land of Enchantment. I am in my final semester of the Interdisciplinary Film and Digital Media program. I am majoring in Communication and Journalism with a minor in psychology. I first got a taste of NMPBS through my journalism courses at UNM and wanted to continue learning about production. This is an amazing opportunity and I am very excited to be working at NMPBS!


Lauren HutchinsonLauren Hutchinson

West Huntsville born and raised, on the playground is where I spent most of my days.
Chilling out, maxing, relaxing all cool, and shooting some short films outside of school.
Until a couple of guys that were up to some good, started offering jobs in my neighborhood.
I got one lil job at KNME, and my momma said you're gonna move on out to Albuquerque.
I've got some experience since I've been here learning about production and using film gear.
If anything I could say that this job is rare and I feel really lucky to be able to be here.


Arielle MartinezArielle Martinez

"My name is Arielle Martinez and I am currently a junior at UNM studying Business with a minor in Media Arts. I'm originally from Espanola, NM but moved to Albuquerque about two years ago. I enjoy reading a variety of different books (my favorite being the Harry Potter series and The Perks of Being a Wallflower), listening to music, editing videos and watching as many TV shows and movies as I can. In high school, I really enjoyed my TV Production class so I'm really looking forward to all the experiences KNME will be offering me."


Raechel OsticRaechel Ostic

"My name is Raechel Ostic, and I've lived in New Mexico my whole life. I am a student majoring in Exercise Science at UNM. I look forward to continuing my education and obtaining a Master's in Occupational Therapy. It is my passion to help people, and I look forward to doing that as part of the New Mexico PBS team. In my free time I love spending time outdoors or drawing, all while enjoying the beautiful NM weather."


Faith PerezFaith Perez

"My name is Faith Perez, and I am currently a student at UNM majoring in film and digital media. I enjoy post-production work and learning about new software in my spare time. Having the opportunity to work here at KNME has given me invaluable experience, and I'm just excited to get to do what I love and learn everything I can while I am here!"


Henry SimeHenry Sime

"My name is Henry Sime, I'm studying IFDM with a concentration in Television and Film Production at UNM. I was raised in Angel Fire and attended high school in Cimarron, NM. In my free time I enjoy being outside and playing with my dog Charlie. I've been interested in production since I joined the broadcast team at my high school. I hope that the experience I get working at New Mexico PBS will help me to get a job after I graduate. This job has been a great opportunity because I have gained valuable experience and been able to meet people who have similar interests."


Shannon SummersShannon Summers

"My name is Shannon Summers, I am a Senior at UNM studying Environmental Sustainability. I plan to continue my education and obtain a Master’s degree in Community and Regional Design. I was born and raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico and enjoy cooking, painting (real life portraits), the outdoors, and crafting in my free time. I am grateful for the opportunity of working at NM PBS!"


William ThomasWilliam Thomas

"My name is William Thomas and I am majoring in Film and Digital Media with a minor in History at UNM. The amount of time I spent watching movies and playing with cameras as a child pretty much led to my keen interest in technical and creative production of professional film and digital media today. My eventual goal is to write, produce and direct my own work in both the fields of narrative cinema and documentary. In my free time I enjoy making and watching movies, listening to music, playing classical guitar, photography, video games, hiking/camping, traveling, exploring the outdoors and writing. I am very excited to have the opportunity to be working at New Mexico PBS as I have lived in Albuquerque all my life. I am pleased to be a part of the professional community here, especially in a field that I enjoy and want to learn more about."


Benjamin C YazzaBenjamin C Yazza

"My days are filled with media criticism papers, Chinese characters, phone interviews, quick video schedule chats, a stop at La Montanita Co-op for coffee and a pastry. Other days are trips to a hidden venue to take wedding photos and a late night film at The Guild. Totally content; my aspirations are to keep this type of schedule but to make the scale a whole lot larger."