Fall Professional Development Day
October 20, 2023

A Roadmap to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Accessibility and Belonging+ (DEIAB+)

Equity Statement / Declaración de equidad de SFCC

Santa Fe Community College Land Acknowledgment Statement 

Schedule of Events
Zoom meeting link:

8-8:30 a.m. Catered Breakfast
8:30-8:40 a.m. Candle Lighting/Welcome: Toni Coffman
Land Acknowledgment Statement: Dr. Thomasinia Ortiz-Gallegos
Equity Statement: Briget Trujillo
Welcome Remarks: Dr. Becky Rowley and Margaret Peters
Introduction to the Day: Dr. sj Miller and Marcos Maez  
8:40-9:20 a.m. Keynote: A Roadmap to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Accessibility and Belonging+ (DEIAB+)
Speaker: Dr. Azadeh Osanloo, NMSU
Introduced by: Marcos Maez
9:20-9:30 a.m. 10-minute break
9:30-10:10 a.m. Focus: What is DEIAB+ and How is it Important to SFCC?
Presenters: PDAC Members
10:10-10:20 a.m. 10-minute break
10:20-11 a.m. Focus: Differences Between Equity and Equality
Speaker:  Dr. Rebecca Moore, NMHU
Introduced by: Toni Coffman
Featuring: Dr. Jared Valdez
11-11:10 a.m. 10-minute break
11:10-11:50 a.m. Topic:  How can Intersectional Approaches to Identity Inform our Educational Environment?
Dr. Nancy López, UNM
Introduced by: Dr. Aamna Nayyar
11:50 a.m.-1 p.m. Catered Lunch
1-1:10 p.m. Topic: Welcome Back — Working toward a Synthesis of Day
Speakers: Marcos Maez and Dr.  sj Miller
1:10-1:50 p.m. Focus:  The Role of Cultural Humility in our Work 
Speaker: Dr. Carlos LópezLeiva, UNM
Introduced by: Dr. Kelly Trujillo
SFCC Guests: Lucas Gonzales, Dr. Yash Morimoto, Letty Naranjo, José Humberto Nevárez and Reyna Varela
1:50-2 p.m. 10-minute break
2-2:40 p.m. Focus: Intersections of Accessibility, Inclusion and Belonging
Speaker: Dr. Belin Tsinnajinnie, WestEd
Introduced by: Dr. sj Miller
2:40-2:50 p.m. 10-minute break
2:50-3:25 p.m.  Focus: Synthesizing DEIAB+ as it Relates to Working in Higher Ed. at SFCC
Speaker: Dr. Azadeh Osanloo, NMSU
3:25 p.m. Concluding Remarks
Marcos Maez and Dr. sj Miller

Thank you to our esteemed guest speakers

Dr. Carlos LópezLeiva, University of New Mexico

Carlos A. LópezLeiva, Ph.D.

Carlos A. LópezLeiva, Ph.D., is Chair of the Department of Language, Literacy, and Sociocultural Studies (LLSS) at the University of New Mexico. He is an Associate Professor in the Bilingual and TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) Program. Bilingual Mathematics Education and Critical Pedagogy are the main areas of his work, which focus on a critical analysis of the social dimensions of teaching and learning mathematics of bilingual and multilingual students. More specifically, his work centers on integrative, interdisciplinary, and culturally-and-linguistically-sustaining approaches to teaching and learning mathematics within and out-of-school contexts, and the preparation and support of in- and pre-service mathematics K-8 teachers. Issues of language use and ideologies, learner participation in mathematical practices, ally relationships, ethnomathematics, modeling tasks, animating mathematical concepts, learners’ development of social relationship with bilingual mathematics, and what counts as mathematics encompass part of his work in current and former research projects.

Dr. Nancy López, University of New Mexico

Nancy López, Ph.D.

Nancy López, Ph.D., is professor of sociology at the University of New Mexico. She directs/co-founded the Institute for the Study of “Race” & Social Justice at the University of New Mexico (UNM). Dr. López’s scholarship, teaching and service is guided by the insights of intersectionality–the importance of examining race, gender, class, ethnicity together–for interrogating inequalities across a variety of social outcomes, including education, health, employment, housing, and developing contextualized solutions that advance social justice. She authored Hopeful Girls, Troubled Boys: Race & Gender Disparity in Urban Education, and co-edited: Creating Alternative Discourses in the Education of Latinas and LatinosMapping “Race”: Critical Approaches to Health Disparities ResearchQuantCrit: An Antiracist Approach to Education Equity. Dr. López is the first woman of color tenured in the Sociology department and the first woman of the African Diaspora tenured in the College of Arts & Sciences and promoted to full professor. Dr. López is a Black Latina, US-born daughter of Dominican immigrants who never had the privilege of pursuing education beyond the second grade. Spanish is her first language. She participated in HeadStart, Upward Bound and graduated from a large urban de facto segregated public high school in New York City.  

Dr. Rebecca Maldonado Moore, New Mexico Highlands University

Rebecca Maldonado Moore, Ph.D.

Rebecca Maldonado Moore, Ph.D., Indigenous social work educator, is dedicated to macro practice across multicultural and ethnic populations. She is an enrolled member of the Northern Arapaho nation and first-generation Mexican American who served tribal and urban organizations prior to receiving her Ph.D. in Program Planning and Evaluation (Cornell University 2002). Her research interests include equity and inclusion for underrepresented and marginalized groups, behavioral health, interprofessional education, service learning and civic engagement, and community-based development for educational change and social justice. 

Being an ethnic and statistical minority has contributed to her perspectives on the marginalization of people of color in academia and in healthcare. Despite these challenges, Dr. Moore’s macro level interests afforded her opportunities to collaborate with multiple campus and community partners; develop innovative programs based on community needs; manage grant awards; and, to serve as a board member for local and national initiatives while teaching and completing research responsibilities. Currently, she is the only tenured, Indigenous faculty member at New Mexico Highlands University as a professor in the School of Social Work.

Dr. Azadeh Osanloo, New Mexico State University

Azadeh F. Osanloo, Ph.D., M.P.A.

Azadeh F. Osanloo, Ph.D., M.P.A., is a Professor in the Division of Educational Leadership & Administration at New Mexico State University. She is formerly the inaugural Co-Director of the School of Teacher Preparation, Administration, and Leadership and the Stan Fulton Endowed Chair for the Improvement of Border and Rural Schools. She completed her Master of Public Administration at The Wagner School at New York University and her Ph.D. at Arizona State University in educational leadership and policy studies. Some of her fondest memories as an educator are as a middle school teacher in the South Bronx and as a program coordinator for the Harlem Educational Activities Fund. Her research agenda focuses on issues of educational equity and inclusion; educational leadership and policy; and social justice leadership. She has eight books published or in press; co-edited four special issues for peer-reviewed journals; and has more than 55 peer-reviewed publications, peer-and-editor-reviewed book chapters, white papers, periodicals, and policy briefs. Most importantly, she has graduated 32 doctoral students all with research studies grounded in social justice leadership. She previously worked to increase marginalized student representation in the STEM fields through school-community gardens and created the Youth Leadership Academy, a partnership with the local police department designed to improve community and police relations. She has won the Dean’s Awards for teaching and service; is a 2015 recipient of the American Graduate Champion Award – an award bestowed by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting to people designing community-based solutions to help young people succeed in school, career, and life; and in 2017 won the Ngage New Mexico Educator Award for her social justice work in the community. From 2020-2023, she served on Governor Lujan Grisham’s Advisory Council for Racial Justice in New Mexico.

Dr. Belin Tsinnajinnie, WestEd

Belin M. Tsinnajinnie, Ph.D.

Belin M. Tsinnajinnie, Ph.D., (he/him) is Diné and Filipinx from Na’ Neelzhiin, New Mexico. He is currently a researcher in mathematics education for WestEd, an education nonprofit. Belin’s primary research interests pertain to issues of  social justice and equity in mathematics education through Indigenous perspectives. Prior to WestEd, Belin was a mathematics faculty member at Santa Fe Community College and, prior to that, a faculty member at the Institute of American Indian Arts. Belin received a B.S. in mathematics from the University of New Mexico; and an M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of Arizona in mathematics, with a doctoral dissertation that explored notions of mathematical identity in the context of Indigenous and Latinx students.

Thank you to those who made today possible

SFCC Employees: Katie Cadena-Priebe, Donna Castro, Chris Falance, Julie Gallegos, Chad Gaspar, Todd Lovato, Lucia Lucero, Dr. Yash Morimoto, Amelia Morand, Fran Nawrocki, Margaret Peters, Dorothy Piriz, Dr. Becky Rowley, Carole Sheldon, Roxanne Tapia, Dr. Jared Valdez

Food Vendors: El Parasol, Muchos, Genuine Foods

Interpreters: Mariah Garcia (ASL), Cynthia Jiron (ASL), Maria Cristina Lopez (Spanish), Flor de Maria Olivia (Spanish)

Sponsors — PDAC Members:

  • John Arellano
  • Toni Coffman
  • Emily Drabanski
  • Mary Eleas
  • Dr. sj Miller, co-chair
  • Marcos Maez, co-chair
  • Dr. Aamna Nayyar
  • Valerie Nye
  • Briget Trujillo
  • Dr. Kelly Trujillo