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TRIO staff contact information and schedules.

Magda Martinez-Baca

Magda Martinez-Baca

Program Director
martinezm@cnm.edu
(505) 224-4000 ext. 51166

Hours

Monday–Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Mondays/Wednesdays at Montoya Campus
Tuesdays/Thursdays at Main Campus
Fridays alternate campuses.

Magda Martinez-Baca, Director of TRIO Student Support Services, has been an advocate for educational opportunity throughout her career. Prior to her work with TRIO, she worked in New Mexico and Texas with educational grant programs. She is a graduate of The University of Texas at Austin and received her bachelor's degree in Psychology. She is also a graduate of Texas A&M University-Kingsville and received her Master of Arts degree in Counseling Psychology.

Rob Carriaga

Rob Carriaga

TRIO Achievement Coach
robc@cnm.edu
(505) 224-4000 ext. 51393

Hours

Monday–Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Rob Carriaga is our Achievement Coach and is a first-generation college graduate with a double-major bachelor's degree in Communication and Psychology and a master's degree in Counseling. He has worked for over 10 years in higher education as an educational advisor, counselor, and adjunct instructor of Communication studies.

Jimi Sanchez

Jimi Sanchez - TRiO Tutor Coordinator

TRIO Achievement Coach (Montoya Campus)
jsanchez273@cnm.edu
(505) 224-4000, ext. 52947

Hours

Monday–Friday, 7:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Jimi Sanchez is a native New Mexican and TRIO Alumni. He came back to school as a 45 year old freshman and has received his Master’s in Science in the Organization, Information and Learning Sciences. Jimi is also a McNair Scholar. He is well versed in the culture of adult education.

Lupe Fuentes

Lupe FuentesAdministrative Technical Assistant (Main Campus)

(505) 224-4000, ext. 52871

Hours

Monday–Friday, 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Lupe Fuentes has worked at CNM for 5 years she joined the TRIO SSS Main Campus team September 2016 as an Administrative Technical Assistant. She is also a TRIO Alum. She is excited to meet the students our office serves and help them achieve their goals.

If you need help filling out a TRIO Application, she can help you out! 

Willie Smoker

Willie Smoker

Administrative Technical Assistant (Montoya Campus)
wsmoker@cnm.edu
(505) 224-4375

Hours

Monday–Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Willie Smoker is our Office Manager at the Montoya Campus and is a CNM graduate. He graduated in 2001 with an Associate's degree in Liberal Arts and a certificate in Pharmacy Technician, both with honors. He furthered his education at the University of New Mexico achieving his Bachelors of Science in Organization, Information and Learning Sciences. He enjoys assisting students along their path to graduation and sees the TRIO program as an excellent platform to do so.

Jamie Denison

Jamie Denison

TRIO Math Tutor (Montoya Campus)
jdenison1@cnm.edu

Hours

Monday 9:00 a.m – 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday  9:00 a.m – 5:00 p.m.
Friday 9:00 a.m – 1:00 p.m.

Jaime Denison is a tutor in mathematics and was a TRIO student at University of the Pacific. Studying in philosophy, he received a bachelor’s degree from University of the Pacific, a master’s degree from University of California, Irvine, and recently a Ph.D. from University of New Mexico. He has several years of experience teaching his own courses in writing and philosophy at the college level, as well as a few years of tutoring mathematics, physics and logic.

Kristen Sorenson

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TRIO Tutor Coordinator
ksorenson2@cnm.edu
(505) 224-4000 ext. 53503

Hours

MondayFriday 7:30 a.m. 4:00 p.m.

Kristen Sorenson received a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from the University of New Mexico. She has experience teaching high school science, teaching IT courses at UNM, doing research in nanoparticles, and working as a field technician for an environmental contractor. She is passionate about the history of science and the chemistry of cooking.

Rachel Giunta

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TRIO Bio / Chem Tutor (Montoya Campus)

Hours

Monday 11:00 a.m. 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday 8:30 a.m. 2:30 p.m.
Wednesday 11:00 a.m. 4:00 p.m.
Thursday 8:30 a.m. 10:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Rachel is a tutor in Chemistry and Biology, as well as Accounting, Math, Physics, and Engineering.

 

She will also assist students with writing assignments in any subject. Rachel graduated with a BS in Chemistry from Virginia Tech, a MA in Applied Science from the College of William and Mary, and a PhD in Materials Engineering from Virginia Tech. She is currently working toward the Entrepreneurship Certification Program at CNM.