Meet our awesomely dedicated and incredibly hard-working staff below!
Roberta is the Founder and Director of Generation Justice, which is an intergenerational media making project that is committed to social change. Generation Justice operates from the social justice principles of equity, inter-generational connectedness, and civic engagement through media making.
Roberta is also principal of Inspired Leadership Inc. She offers organizational development and program planning, implementation, curriculum development, evaluation training and facilitation for numerous youth, early childhood development, public health and service organizations across the country. Roberta has development and designed intergenerational, multicultural programs for youth and was as a Kellogg Intern for the National LULAC Education Center in Washington D.C.
Roberta directed the UNM’s Multi-Cultural Minority Recruitment and Retention Program, SAFETEEN New Mexico, Youth Link, Vida Manos Y Salud and now Generation Justice formally the KUNM’s Youth Radio Project. Under Roberta’s direction, Youth Link, gained local and national recognition and Vida Manos y Salud of Guadalupe Ariz. was nationally recognized as a model program. The KUNM Youth Radio Project was awarded the 2009 NM Governor’s Youth Service Award.
Roberta has several years of radio production experience, producing 5 Youth Radio Town Halls, El llanto en la frontera; about the femicide in Juarez, Mexico, the history of the Raices Collective, and the history of the SouthWest Organizing Project. She also hosts and produces a public radio cultural affairs program “Espejos de Aztlan” on KUNM -FM.
Roberta recently published an article in the Youth Media Reporter on Youth Radio and Social Justice.
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She was born and raised in Albuquerque, NM and graduated from Northern Arizona University in 2010 with a degree in International Affairs. She grew up with a nuclear and extended family of educators and community workers. Much of her work experience has been with youth in the community. After graduating college, Melissa traveled Europe and came back to Albuquerque to start working! Since joining Generation Justice, Melissa has found a love for radio production and has since eagerly helped to produce our Sunday radio shows. Melissa brings her Gold personality and Virgo skills, including a love of color coding EVERYTHING to the Generation Justice family! Melissa loves books, movies, music, and is a pop culture aficionado.
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George comes to Generation Justice by way of California, Washington, D.C., and Bahia, Brazil. Like Cheech Marin’s fictional character Rudy Robles in the film Born in East L.A., George too was born in East L.A. He took his degree in History from the University of California at Riverside, and soon after became an AmeriCorps VISTA in Washington, D.C. He has worked and volunteered with/for various organizations and causes during. From working with elementary-aged children in Washington, D.C. to clean up and construction work in Biloxi, MS., after Hurricane Katrina; from working with women with mental disabilities to helping to prepare meals for the hungry; from voter registration drives to working as a tour guide at Dodger Stadium; from legal aid work to radio work as a volunteer with WPFW 89.3 in Washington, D.C. (Pacifica Radio), George has thoroughly enjoyed and learned from every experience thus far.
Georgia was born and raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She is currently a senior at the University of New Mexico and an intern at Public Access. At Public Access, she has worked on various shows including: Zero Hour, Sports Animal, 9/11 the New Pearl Harbor, Truth 505 and Amato’s debates. Through Public Access, she has also received her certification in field production. Her favorite part of the production process is post production. Georgia could spend all day everyday, sorting, color correcting and putting footage together. She also enjoys things outside of production such as low rider bikes, punk rock and spending time with friends and family. She is the newest member of the Generation Justice family, joining as a video editor.
Kamaria brings with her technical skills such as audio engineering, audio editing, audio recording, and much more. She has been with the project for 4 years. Previous to being the Technical Specialist, Kamaria worked for the KUNM Production department as a Production Assistant for 3 years. Kamaria grew up in Hobbs, NM. and went to high school in Santa Fe at Santa Fe Prep. She is 25 years old, half African-American and half Japanese. She is a recent graduate of the University of New Mexico with a double major in Chemistry and Broadcast Journalism. Her father, a long time volunteer at KUNM, helped to expose her to the radio world, and also gave her a broad musical taste. “I enjoy listening to a wide range of music, playing jazz riffs on my flute and DJ-ing music shows whenever I can at KUNM and “Soul Notes” at KSFR (both local public radio stations).” She also has a love for art, both creating it, and discovering new art pieces.