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Deep Bench | October Issue

The Office of African American Affairs is proud to use our platform to recognize the many Black professionals throughout New Mexico, who are committed to making an impact on the lives of Black New Mexicans. Poised because of their education, experience and expertise to be the leaders in our business, public and private sectors.

Each month we will be recognizing three individuals, spotlighting their accomplishments and the impact they are making in New Mexico.

If you would like to nominate a Black professional (or yourself) to be included, please send name and contact information to andreat.watson@state.nm.us. Click here to view full article. 

Devin James Baldwin

Devin James Baldwin is a writer, poet, and community worker, committed to unleashing the power of story through spoken and written word. Born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA, he has resided in New Mexico since 2012…Click here to read more.

Opal Marie Cole

Opal Marie Cole was born in Jamaica, West Indies and raised in New York City where she attended college and graduate school. Opal has a Master’s of Science degree in Education with a specialty in Guidance and Counseling…Click here to read more. 

Jamia Warner

Jemia Warner was born and raised in Chicago, IL. She attended the University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign, where she obtained both her Bachelor and Master degree of Social Work. Jemia is currently a licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Wisconsin…Click here to read more.