Please join us in welcoming Stephanie von Ancken as our new Programs and Office Assistant.
Stephanie grew up in the small village of Corrales, New Mexico, but brings a decidedly international flair to HMI. She most recently worked with Casa Xalteva Education and Culture Center, a non-profit in Nicaragua, where she worked bilingually in program development, outreach and scheduling. With a Bachelor’s Degree in International Business Management from the University of New Mexico (UNM), her studies included long periods of time living in France and Finland, where she has achieved proficiency in both languages. She is a member of the Rio Rancho Rotary Club with a leadership role in International Youth Exchange.
Her love of the outdoors and interest in the environment, prompted Stephanie to minor in Sustainability Studies, and get involved with local farming and food systems including projects in Urban Egg networking and the LOBO Grower’s Market at UNM. If she is not in the office she can be found hiking the hills at Ghost Ranch in Abiquiu, trying to teach herself to play the ukulele, cycling, Latin dancing while practicing Spanish, or throwing ceramic pots.
She is looking forward to becoming part of our local team here in Albuquerque and using her skills to support HMI’s mission.
Introduce yourself to her when you get a chance via email, phone or at one of our upcoming local events!