Leadership

New Mexico State Society Board of Directors

Andrew Aragon – President

Andrew Aragon was born and raised in the South Valley of Albuquerque, New Mexico. After attending Albuquerque Academy, he attended undergraduate school at the University of New Mexico and graduated with a baccalaureate in Political Science with a Minor in Sociology. Immediately upon graduating, Andrew moved to Washington, D.C. to serve as a staffer in the office of Congressman Steve Pearce, where he worked for over 3 years.

Currently, Andrew is a member the business development team at Quorum Analytics, a political tech startup in Downtown Washington.

In his free time, Andrew is an avid Jeopardy-watcher and mediocre swimmer.


Sage Peterson – Vice President

Sage Peterson was born and raised in Silver City, New Mexico, on the foothills of the Gila Wilderness. Sage attended New Mexico State University and was highly involved in various aspects of University life. She received her Bachelors of Business Administration in December of 2014. Upon graduation, she found herself working at the New Mexico State Legislative Finance Committee for the Legislative Session in Santa Fe. In May of 2015 she moved to Washington D.C. with an internship at a small lobbying firm.

By September of 2015 she was hired in the office of the U.S. Senate Majority Whip, and the Senior Senator from Texas, Senator John Cornyn. After several months, Sage was hired to help with member services, external relations and special assistant to the Chief of Staff in the office of House Majority Leader, Kevin McCarthy.

Currently, Sage serves as the Member Services and Coalitions Director on the House Budget Committee under Chairman Diane Black.

In her free time Sage enjoys getting out of Washington, D.C. on the weekends, and in the summer enjoys playing softball with her Senate League.


Victoria Oms – Secretary

Victoria Oms is a Communications Associate at the American Educational Research Association. She moved to Washington, D.C. in 2013 to begin two years of proud work representing New Mexico as a member of Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham’s communications staff. The daughter of an Air Force service member, she has lived around the country and considers herself lucky to call New Mexico home.

Victoria is also a dachshund owner, part-time dog sitter and avid soccer fan. Victoria earned her bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of New Mexico where she was a member of Chi Omega sorority and served as president of her chapter in 2010. She can be contacted at voms90@gmail.com.


Crystal Trujillo – Treasurer


Paul Gutierrez – Member At-Large & Adviser 


Roman Gurule- Member At-Large & Adviser 


PaaWee Rivera  – Director of Member Engagement & Outreach


Zoe Wilson-Meyer – Liaison Representing the Office of Senator Tom Udall


Monica Sanchez – Liaison Representing the Office of Senator Martin Heinrich


Julio Salazar – Liaison Representing the Office of Representative Ben Ray Lujan


Keeley Christensen – Liaison Representing the Office of Representative Steve Pearce


Natalie Armijo – Liaison Representing the Office of Representative Michelle Lujan Grisham