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 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.