Siembra Leadership High School in currently in transition.  We are in process to hire a new Executive Director.  During this search we are committed to fulfilling our mission and best serving students and families.

Jaqi Baldwin, LCSW, MBA

Operations Manager/Director of Student Support

Jaqi Baldwin was born and raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico.  She is an advocate committed to ensuring that systems and programs are respectfully and authentically meeting the needs of young people in her hometown.  As Director of Student Support, Jaqi is excited to spearhead the innovative infusion of social and emotional supports for all Siembra students to enhance academic success.  She has dedicated the past ten years to working with and for young people in the Albuquerque community in the areas of school social work, protective services social work and community and mental health intervention and prevention work.

As a mental health clinician, Jaqi provides individual, family, and group interventions to support students.  She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of New Mexico and Masters’ degrees in both Clinical Social Work and Government & Not-for-Profit Business Administration from New Mexico Highlands University.  With this background, Ms. Baldwin is in a unique position to not only provide and implement social/emotional support but also offer industry-relevant support for Siembra students in the entrepreneurial pursuits.  Ms. Baldwin is also a licensed high school teacher and feels passionately about being a part of a team that offers education options and opportunities to our most precious resource – our youth.

Laura Liccione

Special Education Coordinator, Project Teacher/Advisor

Ronnie Reynolds

Project Teacher/Advisor, Evening Re-engagement Program

Numair Latif

Project Teacher/Advisor

Eliseo Guajardo

Project Teacher/Advisor

Kristen LaVolpa

Project Teacher/Advisor

Lisa Moya

Educational Assistant

Roxanne Medina

Office Manager/Registrar

Anna Aguilera

Social Worker/Advisor

Natalie Tavitas

Social Worker/Advisor

Dee Callwood

Social Work Intern

Dee Callwood is a graduate student at New Mexico Highlands University Facundo Valdez School of Social Work. Dee has a bachelor’s degree in social work and will receive a master’s degree in social work in May 2019.  Dee found his passion for school social work while completing his first internship at Siembra during the 2017 – 2018 school year. Dee values the opportunity to support students and families. Dee is passionate about community engagement, outreach and group work. Dee is excited about building a strengths-based school culture for students.

Adrian Russell

Social Work Intern

Pedro Rivera

Social Work Intern

Eduardo Garcia

Social Work Intern


Charlie Wisoff, Entrepreneurial Expert

Charlie Wisoff is the Head of Product at a local data privacy startup, Lens. Lens helps individuals retain ownership over their data while sharing it. Prior to working at Lens, Charlie founded CivNet, an online platform for community engagement. He has been working in the tech and civic fields since 2010, including working for the Kettering Foundation and the Sustained Dialogue Institute. Charlie graduated from Brown University in 2011 with a B.A. in Philosophy, Politics and Economics. He grew up in Summit, NJ and moved to Albuquerque in 2014 to be closer to his wife’s family.

Edward Tabet-Cubero, Bilingual Education Expert

Edward Tabet-Cubero is a veteran bilingual educator who currently serves as Associate Director of Dual Language Education of New Mexico. DLeNM is a non-profit technical assistance that supports schools and policymakers in their efforts to provide emerging bilingual students with equal opportunities to learn by building upon their linguistic and cultural assets. With a BA and MA Ed from New Mexico State University, Edward has promoted bilingual education across the US as a classroom teacher, award winning site administrator at the elementary and secondary levels, district office administrator, and university instructor. In 2014, Edward was selected as a WK Kellogg Leadership Fellow where he is applying his skills in collaboration with a leadership cohort across a variety of sectors to improve outcomes for families in New Mexico. In his role as Secretary for The NM Coalition for the Majority, Edward is frequently called on by legislators to share his expertise regarding educational policy focused on diverse student populations. His current focus is on the convergence of best practices in the education of emerging bilingual students, instructional leadership, and public policy.

Javier Martínez, Attorney and State Representative

Javier Martinez serves as Policy Director and General Counsel at the Partnership for Community Action (PCA), a community-based organization that works to build political and economic power in Albuquerque’s South Valley. Javier is a product of Albuquerque’s public schools and graduated from the University of New Mexico, becoming the first in his family to attend and graduate from college. In 2010 Javier graduated from the UNM School of Law.  For the past 15 years, Javier has advocated on behalf of New Mexico’s most vulnerable families. He has fought to ensure access to health care for all families regardless of immigration status, advocated for smart-growth development policies, pushed for permanent investments in early childhood education, and fought tirelessly to protect civil rights for all.  Javier lives in Albuquerque’s North Valley with his wife, Diana and their children Marisela and Camilo. Javier represents Albuquerque’s House District 11 in the New Mexico State House of Representatives.

Taylor Chavez, Entrepreneur and Student

Taylor Chavez is the founder of Startup Teen, an organization dedicated to promoting entrepreneurial education and assisting teens with the mentorship and resources needed to get their ideas off the ground. In addition, she is the co-founder of Teeniors, a startup enabling tech-savvy teens to assist senior citizens with their technology needs. Taylor, a junior in high school, is passionate about entrepreneurship and organized the first ever Startup Weekend exclusively for Teens. In 2014, she received the Hautepreneurs, Haute Honors Award as Teen Rising Star Youth and spoke at TEDxABQ in 2013.

Daniel O. Trujillo, CPA, CFE, CGFM, CGMA

Daniel Trujillo has been doing state and local government audits for various entities including New Mexico school’s in his time as an auditor.  Daniel is a CPA licensed in New Mexico and has sat on governing council of a local charter school between 2010 and 2013. Daniel also is a Certified Governmental Financial Manager and Certified Fraud Examiner. Daniel has experience planning, performing and evaluating audits and continuously seeks continuing education to stay up to date with changing requirements and regulations. Daniel currently sits on the Board of Directors for the UNM Alumni Association and is a member of their finance committee.

Daniel Trujillo earned his BBA and also his MACCT from the University of New Mexico; Robert O. Anderson School of Management.  He is a member of the AICPA, NMSCPA, ACFE and the AGA.