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Meet the Staff

The Dean of Students Office (DOS) values its diverse student population and tries to meet its students’ needs by providing a variety of services, programs, information, and opportunities. We are a central point of contact for students to resolve issues, further explain the policies and procedures of UNM, and identify resources throughout the campus.

Administrative Support Staff

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Shelley Simms - Administrative Assistant III

Shelley is our Administrative Assistant. In 1995 she received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of New Mexico, and in 2000 received her Master of Fine Arts from the University of Georgia. Since then, Shelley has returned to Albuquerque and has been working in the UNM community for almost fifteen years. She began at Continuing Education, then the Johnson Gallery, and most recently at the Maxwell Museum. Shelley provides knowledge and experience for students and staff in helping them navigate the UNM system. She loves the outdoors, walking her dog, camping, and creative projects. 

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 Vacant - Administrative Assistant 1

LoboRESPECT Advocacy Center Staff

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Lisa N. Lindquist - Director of LoboRESPECT Advocacy Center

Lisa was born and raised in Albuquerque, NM. She is a proud Lobo that remains actively involved with the UNM community. On her free time, she enjoys dancing and watching musicals. Rumor has it that she performs in musicals each year.

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Tina Zuniga - Program Coordinator, LoboRESPECT Advocacy Center

Tina is the Program Coordinator for the LoboRESPECT Advocacy Center and works with students in need of advocacy and support services at UNM. Tina came to Albuquerque after working as an English Language Arts teacher in Northwest New Mexico. Prior to that, she worked in various positions with Student Wellness Initiatives, El Centro de Muchos Colores, and Admissions at Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado. She earned her BA from Fort Lewis College in Sociology and Human Services, along with completing a Spanish minor. In her free time, Tina enjoys exploring the southwest, attending concerts, and supporting local food trucks.

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Vacant - Administrative Assistant 1, LoboRESPECT Advocacy Center






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Cole Carvour - Training and Development Specialist, LoboRESPECT Advocacy Center

 New Student Orientation Staff

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Chriselle Martinez - Director of New Student Orientation

Chriselle was born in Los Angeles, California. She will be a three-time Lobo in 2017 when she completes her doctorates at UNM in Educational Counseling. Chriselle knew Student Affairs was her career path when she noticed how much she enjoyed being involved in several student organizations as an undergrad. Outside of work, she loves and enjoys every minute with her two young boys and husband. Her hobbies include Frisbee, rugby, and doing back flips.

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Anna Trillo - Student Affairs Specialist, Orientation | Habla Español

Anna grew up in the distant city of Moriarty, NM. She holds a Bachelor of Business Administration with a concentration in International Business and a Bachelor of Spanish from UNM. She continued to pursue her education by earning a MBA with a concentration in organizational behavior at UNM. She is bilingual in Spanish and hopes to learn more languages. Her favorite on campus event is Hanging of the Greens. On her spare time, she enjoys traveling, meeting new people, and loves spending time with her family. Anna has Dream Zone and LGBTQ Safe Zone training. 

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Jeffrey Hernandez - Professional Intern, Orientation 

Jeffrey Hernandez, known as Jeff, is from Clint, Texas. Jeff is a Professional Intern for New Student Orientation. He received his B.A. in History from New Mexico State University. He was previously a Student Recruiter for the UNM BA/MD Program and President of Pi Kappa Phi. Outside of work, Jeff enjoys going to the gym, BBQing, video games, and attending rodeos. Jeff is a sneaker head and competed in two National Junior Olympic track meets. Go Aggies!

Student Rights and Responsibilities Staff

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 Kelly Davis- Student Conduct Officer

Kelly is the Student Conduct Officer for the Office of Rights and Responsibilities and works with students and visitors who may have violated University conduct codes or policies.  She grew up in Chicago, Illinois.  She received her B.A. from The University of Chicago and her J.D. from University of New Mexico School of Law.  After graduating law school in 2013, Kelly completed judicial clerkships in Pago Pago, American Samoa and Kauai, Hawaii before returning to New Mexico.  In her free time, she enjoys traveling, hiking, photography, and spoiling her beagle-chihuahua mix dog.

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Vacant - Professional Intern, Student Rights and Responsibilities 




Women's Resource Center Staff

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Caitlin Henke - Interim Director, Women's Resource Center

Caitlin has a Bachelor of University Studies from UNM, and received her MA in Counseling from New Mexico Highlands University in Rio Rancho in 2009. Caitlin joined the UNM community in 2007 when she did her counseling internship at UNM Career Services and then stayed on as a staff member until fall 2014. She is a licensed Mental Health Counselor for NM (LMHC). Caitlin is an active member and past board member for the New Mexico Counseling Association. She previously worked in behavioral health as a grant writer and a clinical researcher.  Caitlin is passionate about promoting social justice and gender equity, sexual and reproductive health rights, and ending violence against women. 

Student Staff

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Gracie Schneiderman - Senior Student Support Specialist

Gracie is New Mexico true, born and raised. An aspiring young leader, she will be receiving her BA in Women’s Studies and a MBA in May 2017. She is an active mentor at the Women’s Resource Center and stays active in the community by volunteering at a domestic violence shelter. Gracie has been working with our office since August 2014, making her the longest student employee we’ve had. On her free time, Gracie enjoys exploring the outdoors and the occasional trip to Disney World.
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Kaylie Huizenga - Student Support Specialist

Kaylie is one of our student support specialists and assistant to the dean of students. She is a sophomore majoring in organizational communications. She plans on attending graduate school for a master’s degree in student affairs/higher education. As a past orientation leader, she fell in love with UNM. This inspired her career path to student affairs. Her favorite UNM tradition is Red Rally because everyone shows their love and spirit for UNM. 

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Dakota Meza - Student Support Specialist

Dakota was born and raised in Albuquerque, NM. He is currently studying English with a focus on creative writing. He has a range of expertise in marketing and enjoys helping students that visit our office. He is actively involved in student activities and is an officer for his student organization. He has training in LGBTQ Safe Zone and Veteran Ally training. Outside of work and school, Dakota does not do much else. 

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Jason Tarin - Student Support Specialist

Jason is an Albuquerque native. He is studying Finance with a minor in Statistics. Jason is an active student on campus, where most recently was an orientation leader in the summer of 2016. He is currently a member of the women's basketball and soccer practice teams, a member of Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity, and the current president/founder of Bubble Soccer. In his free time, he loves playing board games and watching sports.