Nicole Michelle Olonovich
A New Mexico Highlands University graduate with both a master’s in social work and master’s in business I have utilized my education primarily through research, authorship, and data collection. I have experience with being the communications coordinator for the National Association of Social Workers- NM Chapter during the “behavioral health shakeup.” Active coordination between the many behavioral health providers in New Mexico, social workers, news media, and the government officials involved. I went on to Colorado where I was an elected delegate for the progressive candidate for the party. Furthering my education, I began my PhD program in Political Science in American Politics in 2018. Working under the dean of the program I conducted research, wrote, and was published. My path led me back to New Mexico, on sabbatical, where I have begun working as the secretary for indigenous nonprofits and have raised over $10,000 for firewood, PPE, food, and COVID essentials. Keeping fundraisers, donors, politicians and media up-to-date on the needs of our states most vulnerable population. I am currently a leader with Albuquerque Interfaith and this legislative session I have gathered the words of our 16-dues paying member organizations and spoke on behalf of nonpartisan legislation that helps make our state a better place. I am a firm believer that being a team player and listening to all voices gives the DPNM a chance to continue to lead New Mexico into the future. I am hopeful to represent my state and seek your vote for Secretary of the DPNM.