Oscar is a Tech professional with 15yrs experience in Tech having worked for a variety of companies in the Bay Area (Apple, Facebook, HP, Salesforce) and New Mexico (Honeywell, Applied Research Associates). Oscar has a B.S. Mechanical engineering from the University of New Mexico and an MBA in International Management from Thunderbird. Oscar has worked as an operations supply chain expert and enjoys the business of engineering. Oscar has managed supplier relationships to drive execution of engineering projects he’s been a part of with some of these companies, working to balance engineering and product requirements with cost requirements. Oscar was born and raised in Albuquerque New Mexico as a child of Immigrants. He attended Public School in the International District and is excited to return to New Mexico and make an impact with his community.
John Duran, J.D.
John is a partner at the law firm or Duran and McDonald, LLC. John’s primary areas of practice are in children’s law, criminal defense and personal injury. Prior to forming Duran and McDonald, John had his own practice focusing on civil litigation and representing children in the areas of abuse and neglect. He graduated from the University of New Mexico in 2000 and subsequently went on to graduate from Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego, CA. John is from Albuquerque and went to a public school in the Southeast Heights.
Joey Diaz is a Criminal Justice Systems Data Analyst in the Criminal Justice Reform Office within Bernalillo County Government. He is currently leading the development of creating a data analysis program within the criminal justice system. He is working towards innovating data collection and analysis within the criminal justice system in collaboration with the Bernalillo County Criminal Justice Coordinating Council. Joey graduated from the University of New Mexico with a B.S. of Mathematics with a concentration in Mathematics Education and has a background in education having spent several years teaching high school and college level mathematics. Joey grew up in Albuquerque and graduated from West Mesa High School. After high school, Joey enlisted in the United States Air Force and served 4 years at home and abroad. In his downtime, Joey enjoys reading, playing his drums, and putting great effort into keeping his dogs entertained.
Tina Hernandez is a Senior Manager of the Global Nuclear Security and Nonproliferation at Sandia National Laboratories (SNL). In the last decade at SNL, Tina has worked in critical technology development to support various national security missions. Prior to joining SNL, Tina spent almost a decade in private industry. Her career began at Ford Motor Company where she led various product development and systems engineering projects associated with Powertrain design and battery electric vehicle systems integration. Prior to her work at Ford, she worked at various international companies including Alstom (Switzerland), Siemens (Erlangen, Germany), and BMW (University of Stuttgart/Munich). She is currently an elected member at large of the Institute for Nuclear Materials Management and president of its Southwest Chapter. Tina holds B.S. and M.S. (focus on renewable energies) degrees in mechanical engineering from the University of New Mexico and the University of Applied Science in Offenburg, Germany, respectively. As an immigrant brought to the US at a young age, Tina learned first-hand how to navigate the complexities of integrating into an unfamiliar culture and language. In fact, she was in Albuquerque Public Schools (APS) English as a Second Language (ESL) for most of elementary school. She is now fluent in 5 languages and enjoys traveling and learning about other cultures. She graduated from Del Norte High School in Albuquerque. She is married with 2 sons who both are both APS students . In her free time, Tina enjoys spending time outdoors with her family, cooking, and participating in CrossFit classes and competitions.
Born is Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua, Benito and his family moved to Albuquerque in 1989. Benito grew up in the International District and graduated from Highland High School and the University of New Mexico. Benito has a M.S. in Chemical Engineering and is currently employed at Sandia National Laboratories (SNL) as a Project Lead/Component Engineer for the Monitoring Systems and Technology Division. Prior to SNL, Benito worked at Intel Corporation in Rio Rancho for 10 years as a Process and Reliability Engineer and was part of two technology start-ups/transfers to Intel NM. Throughout his academic and professional career, Benito has been involved in mentoring and supporting technical K-12 after school programs like FIRST Robotics and LEGO clubs, while also mentoring college students and recent college graduates. On his spare time, Benito is a travel baseball coach at the K-12 level, likes takingcamping trips with his wife and two sons, and attending sporting events. Benito’s hobbies include golf, fishing, and experimenting with recipes on the Traeger.
Governing Board Meetings: Due to COVID Pandemic Board Meetings will be conducted through Zoom. The Zoom link can be found at the top of the Board Meeting Agenda.
Dates: 8/9, 9/13, 10/11, 11/8, 12/13, 1/10, 2/14, 3/14, 4/11, 5/9, 6/13
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