“My name is Aaron Anglin. I’m currently majoring in Mass Communications with an intense interest in broadcasting and online media. Over the Past 2 years I’ve been operating my own YouTube channel which is really just me putting myself in front of a camera and talking to myself in my room (for whatever reason this seems normal to me.) Working at New Mexico PBS allows me to do what for the past 2 years has been hobby as an actual job except with professional equipment and higher production quality.”

“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.”

“I am a junior at UNM studying business. I grew up in Stockton, CA but moved in 2006 to Santa Fe with my family. I enjoy playing guitar, riding my bike, fishing, watching movies, and listening to music. Although I have traveled a lot with my family I would always like to travel more and see new things. ”

Carly attended the Media Arts Collaborative Charter School. “I am new to New Mexico PBS & am a sophomore at UNM majoring in Media Arts with a minor in Arts Management. In my free time I like to play guitar, make movies, ride my scooter, and rock climb. Favorite movies- The Life Aquatic, and Fargo. I’m very excited to have the opportunity to work at NMPBS not only for the knowledge and experience I gain, but also for the awesome people I get to be surrounded with!”

“My name is Ariel C. Griego. I’m a Sophomore at the University of New Mexico pursuing a double major in Archaeology and Broadcast Journalism with a minor in Spanish. My passion for both fields began in middle school when I started participating and winning first place in The New Mexico Regional Science Fair and in local writing competitions. I’ve always been fascinated with the allure of broadcasting since I was a little girl, and I would be awestruck trying to figure out how the people on TV were the first to know about events going around us before anybody else–a phenomenon I summed up to be “magic.” I believe that working at New Mexico PBS will offer me many invaluable opportunities that will certainly enhance and hone those skills that will be necessary to achieve my goals of a career in broadcasting.”

“My name is Nathaniel Gutierrez and I’m a media arts major at UNM. I spend most of my time making and designing different designs and animations for different producers around the city for various shows and performances. Post-production and computer animations are something one I hope to make a career out of.”

“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.”

“My name is Richard Jiacoletti and I have lived here in Albuquerque for most of my life. I am currently a Junior at UNM majoring in Studio Arts focusing in photography and drawing. I enjoy working on my art whenever I can, playing music, and traveling as much as possible. After graduation I plan to get a job in the art field which lets me travel whenever possible. I am a new student employee here at New Mexico PBS but am looking forward to learning what I can in my time here.”

“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.”

“My name is Airen Martin and I am a new student employee at New Mexico PBS. I’m originally from Clovis, NM and I transferred to UNM last year from ENMU. I’m currently a junior studying speech and hearing sciences. My favorite thing to do is travel whether it’s to a different country or just a day trip nearby. I’m really excited to be working here at KNME with such wonderful people.”

“My name is Taylor Mills and I am a new student employee at New Mexico PBS, I am going to be a sophomore at UNM majoring in Media Arts! 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!”

“Amanda Nezzie joined the staff of New Mexico In Focus in August of 2015 as an intern. Her primary areas of interest are history, sustainability issues, ethnic studies, and politics. She graduates in December 2015 with a Bachelor’s in Political Science from UNM, and Amanda will begin her MBA at Anderson School of Management in 2016. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family and tending to her flock of chickens.”

“Anna Peralta is an artist, professional Yoga instructor and a proud mother of two. She is currently a senior at the University of New Mexico and will be graduating this December. She is pursuing her Bachelor of Liberal Arts with a concentration in Cinematic Arts, Theater and Anthropology. Anna Peralta has produced, directed and edited her own short films including “Traces” that is currently used by the College of Fine Arts to be shown at the 2015 Legislative session and other UNM related events. She has also acted and danced for the stage at many venues throughout Albuquerque. Her dreams are to meet Big Bird, learn to surf and make great documentaries/films.”

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!

“My name is Anthony Rodriguez and I am a producer, a videographer, and a visual artist. The first memory I can recall about interacting with technology is back when computers had floppy disk’s and I was about 4 years old.

My dad had taught me how to type in my space man game, “Captain Keen”, through the MS-DOS prompt. Ever since then, I have been fascinated with using technology to create visual works of art for stories, people, or to simply capture extraordinary moments in time.

I think that visual storytelling can place people in someone else’s shoes for a brief moment, if done right.

This is where you can place the rich man in the poor man’s shoes, the strongest person in the weakest’s persons shoes, or the not so brave gets to see what it’s like to be a hero.”

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“I’m Morgan, a freshman at the University of New Mexico studying Communications and Journalism with a minor in International Studies. I am really excited to be working at KNME because it will hopefully help me gain valuable experience that will help me succeed in my future career. Adventure enthusiast, dog lover, and swing dancing hooligan.”