Learn about who we are and where we come from! Our staff members are responsible for the development and implementation of our initiatives and contracted work. If you would like to work with our team, you can learn about the services we provide here and contact us here.

Sharon Berman

Civic Engagement & Policy Manager

Sharon Berman joined New Mexico First as staff in 2013. She has a background in education, anthropology and music. After moving to Corrales with her family in 2004, she managed a museum-on-wheels program for the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs, designed education curriculum, and co-founded a charter school in Albuquerque. Sharon holds a M.A. in Ethnomusicology from the University of Montreal and a M.A. in Visual Anthropology from the University of Southern California.

Kenn Rodriguez

Admin. & Communication Coordinator

Kenn is an award-winning journalist and writer. A native Norteño Nuevo Mexicano, Kenn earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications and Journalism with a minor in Chicano Studies from the University of New Mexico in 2003, He also served as an AmeriCorps volunteer at the North 4th Arts Center for four years. In addition to writing for the Albuquerque Journal, Santa Fe New Mexican and other regional newspapers, he has also managed social media accounts and worked in the communications field for over 30 years