Marta Hines Senior Paralegal email@example.com
Marta Hines obtained her B.A. in Tourism and Recreation from Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan, Poland. She has always been passionate about helping people in need, especially the elderly. She pursued this passion as a volunteer in a nursing home for World War 2 veterans while collecting data for her Master’s thesis. In 2013 she obtained an M.A. degree in Social Work and Social Therapy from University of Zielona Gora, Poland. In 2015 she went back to school to pursue an Associate of Applied Science in Paralegal Studies at Santa Fe Community College, NM. For the last two semesters of school, she worked as an intern at a law firm specializing in civil law. After graduating in 2017, she started to work at Pegasus as a Paralegal for the Kinship Guardianship Program. Marta mówi po polsku.Lily Hofstra, JD Staff Attorney/Fellow firstname.lastname@example.org Bio coming soon. Jen Jones Prakash Controller email@example.com Jen Jones Prakash has worked at a variety of nonprofits since graduating with her BS in Economics from Westminster College in 2011. She worked in program management for several years before realizing that she preferred to be behind the scenes, creating systems and analyzing the results to help the team. With this in mind, she returned to school for her Masters in Accounting, which she received from UNM. In her spare time, she manages the books for a small preschool, builds furniture to hold her ever-growing hoard of houseplants, plans community storytelling events, and plays with her two poochies, Misty and Olive. Jerri Katzerman Education Director firstname.lastname@example.org Jerri Katzerman serves as the Education Director for Pegasus Legal Services for Children. Before relocating to New Mexico, Jerri worked as the Director of Advocacy at Columbia Legal Services in Seattle where she supervised the investigation, litigation and mediation of a robust portfolio of issues. Prior to joining CLS, Jerri was a Deputy Legal Director at the Southern Poverty Law Center addressing a wide variety of issues related to educational equity and juvenile justice. For much of her career, Jerri worked as a children’s attorney in the protection and advocacy network in Arizona and New Mexico. Jerri graduated summa cum laude in 1991 from the University of Arizona School of Law, where she was an editor of the Arizona Law Review. After graduation, Jerri served as a law clerk for the late Judge John M. Roll on the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona. Alma Olavarría Gallegos Paralegal email@example.com Alma Olavarría Gallegos is a paralegal who is passionate about youth rights and justice issues. She is originally from Albuquerque and recently moved back after studying in Los Angeles at Occidental College. There she developed an interest in law and interned with Public Counsel, a pro-bono law firm. She also worked at the student led garden, specializing in restoring native flora and educating others about medicinal herbs. In Albuquerque, she continues her love gardening, and often volunteers with Generation Justice, a multiracial, multicultural youth media project. Alma habla español.
Cindy Quinonez Guardianship Intake Specialist firstname.lastname@example.org Cindy Quińonez a native of Ontario, California moved to New Mexico 8 years ago. Cindy worked for an orthodontist prior to becoming Pegasus’ receptionist. Cindy is very proud of her two children. Cindy is an entrepreneur in her spare time. Cindy can be seen in the community volunteering, collecting vintage handbags, at the basketball courts or soccer fields watching her children play their favorite sports. Cindy habla español.Ana Rabut Administrative Assistant email@example.com Ana Rabut is our administrative assistant and front desk extraordinaire. She provides office support to our staff in a variety of ways, including interpreting services for Spanish-speaking clients. Ana is from Baltimore, Maryland and moved to Albuquerque at the end of 2017 with a close friend from college. She is a people person interested in working with non-profits specifically oriented towards social justice, and hopes to continue exploring social work and mental health in this setting. In her free time she likes to listen to interesting podcasts, check out local breweries and soaking up as much of New Mexico’s sunshine as she can. Ana habla español. Nicole Saunders Senior Paralegal firstname.lastname@example.org Nicole Saunders was born and raised in Oregon’s Central Coast and moved to New Mexico 8 years ago to be closer to family. Nicole began her career with Pegasus as an intern before completing her Associates of Applied Science in Paralegal studies in 2015. Since working for Pegasus Nicole has had the opportunity to work with the Abuse & Neglect, Kinship Guardianship, and Youth Law cases. Nicole volunteers her time with the CNM Paralegal Advisory Committee where she assists in the development of CNM’s Paralegal Studies Program. Nicole and her husband Randy enjoy traveling and spending time with their son who is a student at UNM. Mariel Willow Staff Attorney email@example.com Mariel G. Willow, JD, assists grandparents and other caregivers in obtaining legal guardianship of children. Mariel received her B.A. from University of New Mexico in 2010, and her J.D. from Tulane University School of Law in 2014. Mariel returned home to New Mexico and began her legal work as a staff attorney with DNA-People’s Legal Services. Prior to joining Pegasus, Mariel was an Assistant District Attorney in Bernalillo County.