Antoinette Rael
Department Administrator
Chicano Studies Office
505 277-6414
Antoinette Rael was born here in Albuquerque, and raised in the beautiful Pecos Valley of Northern New Mexico. She takes pride in her heritage, having grown up in a rich Hispanic environment where she learned to appreciate the value of family, work and culture. She has many years of experience in banking and administration and has studied Spanish at SFCC. She is married and has 4 daughters, and 7 grandchildren. She enjoys road trips around this beautiful state of Nuevo Mexico.











Annette Gonzalez
Program Coordinator
Chicano Studies Office
505 277-6414


Annette Gonzalez is a native New Mexican, born and raised in Albuquerque. She is family oriented and raising two sons. She attended T-VI, now known as CNM after graduating high school for two years completing all prerequisites before transferring to University of New Mexico to complete a Bachelor’s of Science Dual Licensure Degree in Special Education. Annette began her career as a special education teacher for Albuquerque Public Schools for seven years then started a family mechanical business.   She recently provided administrative and operational support to the 3-Tier Licensure Grant in the College of Education at UNM in conjunction with the Public Education Department of New Mexico for state educators. She currently makes Chicana and Chicano Studies her home as a Program Coordinator for the Mellon Foundation’s Community College University Partnership Initiative. 




Rebecca Martinez-Baca
Coordinator of Graduate Programs/Department Scheduler
Chicano Studies Office
505 277-0733

Rebecca is a native New Mexican, raised in a small farming and ranching community in Valencia County; this is where she grew up learning about community, land, art, culture, and heritage. She used this throughout her educational career by getting a master's in art education through the University of New Mexico as well as acquiring a master's certificate in Chicana and Chicano Studies Department in fall 2021. You’ll mostly find Rebecca enjoying talking a plants and about Southwest landscapes of the Acequia. She is married and still lives in her farming and ranching community.  



Froilan Orozco
Graduate Assistant
Chicano Studies Office
505 277-6414