Chief executive officer Los Alamos National Laboratory Foundation Española
As a leader, who are you inspired by? I am inspired by different leaders in all different places: from a great superintendent to our current senators to dedicated non-profit leaders. I look for servant leaders; those who lead with passion, humility, courage and integrity. What do you consider to be the top issue or concern facing New Mexico today? Why? Apathy around public education. Nelson Mandela said, “Education is the greatest weapon which you can use to change the world.” Education touches every aspect of our state, from the economy, to the work force to the environment. We should demand more for all of our students and not accept that this is just how things have always been. Describe in one sentence your vision for New Mexico. I would like to see New Mexico rank No. 1 in the nation in medical and scientific research, outdoor recreation, clean and alternative energy, and public education, demonstrating the strength of a multicultural, multiracial, and multilingual state.