I worked as an intern with Think New Mexico during my senior year of high school and the first aspect that struck me was the clear passion the staff has for their mission of improving the lives of the citizens of New Mexico. During my time here, I have learned so much about state policy and some of the issues our state faces. More importantly, however, I have learned firsthand just how much good a small group of determined citizens can truly accomplish on behalf of the public good. The work that Think New Mexico does is truly inspiring.
The staff at Think New Mexico are innovative, insightful, proficient, and visionary. Their services are invaluable to New Mexicans and are an important resource for lawmakers and citizens alike. I cannot recommend them enough.
Excellent organization that advocates and is constantly representing the disadvantaged. Thank you for your hard work and please keep up the good fight!
My community was introduced to Think New Mexico when our local school board voted to close our "Blue Ribbon" awarded winning school and incorporate it into the adjacent community school miles away.
Think New Mexico supported our small school community through their representation, speaking on our behalf, research/data, editorial opinions, advise and suggestions to help us in our conflict, but most of all with their constant encouragement to not give up.
Recently, four years later, after much turmoil, the school board retracted their decision and our school remains open.
Thank you, Think New Mexico staff, for being a small school advocate.
Think New Mexico works tirelessly to help increase the quality of life for all New Mexicans. Their non-partisan approach to issues allows them to view issues objectively and research solutions based on what will work rather than a predetermined notion of what should be done. It is that evidence based approach that allows Think New Mexico to advocate so effectively for the citizens they serve.
Think New Mexico is always looking for innovative ways to make a real difference in the lives of New Mexicans - from making healthcare costs and quality ratings more transparent, to ensuring that the lottery continues to benefit students who rely on scholarships. I appreciate the diligent work that Think NM does for our state!
Think New Mexico is amazing! I have a leadership cohort scholarship that wants to get more involved in NM concerns and issues. Othiamba was amazing when he came and spoke to the cohort. The information was valuable and the students have become more engaged in issues that are happening to New Mexicans. Their quality of care to do outreach and educate is something to value and appreciate as New Mexicans.
I interned at Think New Mexico this past summer and it was a great experience. Not only did I learn a lot about public policy but the people who work there are all very friendly and passionate about the work they do. It creates a great environment to work in and I learned how to do research on current issues around the state. The policy papers Think produces are very informative and helpful to the general public.
Think New Mexico has done a magnificent job in fighting for causes that will help New Mexicans, such as in Lottery Reform and improving the current Capital Outlay system. From my experience with TNM in working with them, there has always been an emphasis on having Quantitative Research to support any type of policy that TNM advocates for. Besides that, the core group of individuals at TNM are hard-working and dedicated in fighting for causes, and that really does inspire others, like myself, to fight for my own causes as well.