Our Students

New Mexico PBS is proud to support Students

Olivia BairOlivia Bair

Olivia Bair is currently attending the University of New Mexico for Media arts. She graduated from New Mexico School for the Arts as a theatre major. In her free time she likes modeling/makeup artistry, experimenting with 16mm film, and camping. She loves to travel and has worked with several volunteer organizations such as Operation Smile. She is looking forward to learning as much as possible at KNME.

Max BodeMax Bode

Max Bode is a senior at Amy Biehl high school. In his senior service project with NMPBS and New Mexico in Focus, he is researching topics and helping produce public affairs segments. He is interested in both filmmaking and journalism. He plans to study either investigative journalism or film production in college and hopes to work for a news station or a movie studio as a director/producer.

Tim Carlton-McQueenTim Carlton-McQueen

"Tim Carlton-McQueen is the newest hire at PBS and was born and raised in Albuquerque New Mexico. Tim attended St. Pius X High School and is currently a sophomore at the University of New Mexico. He is studying Biology and Spanish and hopes to join the Peace Corps when he graduates. When he's not working the front desk Tim likes to volunteer around Albuquerque and enjoys going to concerts around Albuquerque. Tim's favorite PBS show is Arthur."

Rachel HendrixRachel Hendrix

"My name is Rachel Hendrix, and I am currently majoring in film and digital media at UNM. My main interests are photography, cinematography, and graphic design. In my free time I watch Netflix and create short films. Some of my favorite things include (but are not limited to) Wes Anderson, Albuquerque sunsets, Zoolander, pizza, The Walking Dead, family, Firefly, Harry Potter books, green chile, Joss Whedon, U2, Fantastic Mr. Fox, and dark chocolate. I have grown up in Albuquerque my whole life; I love this city, and I am very glad for this opportunity to work here at New Mexico PBS."

Anthony HerreraAnthony Herrera

My name is Anthony Herrera and I attend the University of New Mexico studying Medieval History and Journalism. Prior to working at KNME-TV I worked for Talk Media News (formally Talk Radio News Service) in Washington, DC as well as the People, Power and Democracy project during the legislative session. I have a deep passion and love for journalism that started in my first journalism class with Melanie Majors at UNM. I was born in Albuquerque, NM and raised in Rio Rancho, NM.

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.

Sam KozlowskiSam Kozlowski

"My name is Sam Kozlowski. I'm majoring in IFDM at The University of New Mexico and focusing in production. I love painting, drawing, writing, film, and dogs, but I also have a love for science. I moved to New Mexico from Florida to go to school, ultimately picking film to pursue, and found myself amazed at how much I loved living here. Working with other students at UNM and KNME has been a wonderful experience to put under my belt so far. I enjoy the hands on experience I get because it will help me reach my goals in the future, as well as teach me skills I never even knew I should have. I look forward to the next few years at KNME."

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."

Taylor MillsTaylor Mills

"My name is Taylor Mills and I am a new student employee at New Mexico PBS, I am a Senior at UNM working towards a BFA in Studio Art! My love of the digital world and art has led me to a path in Media Arts that I am excited to explore. I work in the New Media/Production departments here at NMPBS, I even helped create the website you are viewing this on! I have a passion for art, computers, and dogs. In my free time I enjoy working on my own art, taking my dogs for walks, video games, and finding new outlets for my creativity. Although I have just started my journey here at New Mexico PBS I have already learned so much and can’t wait to continue growing here!"

Triniti PankuchTriniti Pankuch

"My name is Triniti Pankuch and I started working here at New Mexico PBS in the Outreach department in December 2015. I graduated from Southwest Secondary Learning Center in 2012 and I am currently a senior at the University of New Mexico working on a degree in Media Arts focusing on costume design. My other interests beyond movies and costuming include reading, drawing, video games, and whatever hobby I spontaneously decide to take up. I hope that my time here at NM PBS will continue to be as enjoyable and informative as it has been thus far, and I am excited about what the future holds for me here!"

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!"

Ryan RandallRyan Randall

"Hello, my name is Ryan Randall and I started working at New Mexico PBS in May of 2016. I am a finance major at UNM and a transfer student from CNM where I studied culinary arts and political science. I am overjoyed to be working at PBS where I can gain valuable experience and skills."

Eduardo San MiguelRyan Randall

"I am a junior at the University of New Mexico and I am majoring in Political Science with a minor in Economics. My interests are dogs, movies, and working out. I have a twin brother. We have an awesome pit-bull who is the most loving dog you will ever meet and her name is Luna. I am originally from Alamogordo, New Mexico and moved here in 2014 for school. My family is very important to me. In my free time I go to the dog park, listen to music, go to the movies, travel, and hang out with friends. I am very excited to be working here and hope to gain a lot of experience!"

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."