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Sandy Martinez, President
Sandy Martinez began a career in education in 1974. She taught at Eastern NM University-R in a post-secondary educational program for deaf teens. She interpreted classes for students and taught Sign Language classes for the University. In 1984, she pursued a degree in Pastoral Studies. Upon completion, she became an Assistant Pastor, and later moved on to being promoted to become Senior Pastor. She is currently licensed and ordained in New Mexico. She returned to teaching in 2008 until present day. She joined the Tierra Adentro of NM Charter School Governing Council in 2012 and became President in 2014.
Liz Marshall, Vice President
Liz Marshall is a native New Mexican with a diverse educational and professional background. She possesses a BFA in Theater from the University of New Mexico, as well as a Masters in Secondary Education. As an exchange student, she studied theater in Galway, Ireland and in Ashland, Oregon at the Shakespeare Festival. She is currently completing degrees in School Leadership/Administration Degree and Museum Studies at UNM, and is interning for school administration with Montessori of the Rio Grande Charter.
Ms. Marshall’s professional background includes work as an assistant archeologist since 1990. She has extensive experience as a designer and casting director for the film industry with over 250+projects to date. She is an active member of IATSE Local 480 Film Union. As an educator, she is a highly qualified Level 3 instructor licensed in Visual Arts, Performing Arts and English in New Mexico. She has taught at South Valley Academy, the Public Academy for Performing Arts (PAPA) and Tierra Adentro, as well as UNM Continuing Education and the Community College of New Mexico. In California, she is licensed in English, Fashion Design, Interior Design and Film & Media and taught at Marina High School.
She has been nominated for the Golden Apple Award for teaching excellence. Much of her teaching has included community outreach and partnerships with local organizations to create project-based learning opportunities for students. She has taught workshops for SER de New Mexico, the Heart Gallery Foundation and Youth Development Inc. She has written and received multiple grants for education. Liz Marshall served previously as the Foundation president for PAPA.
Carrie Freeman, GC Member
As Co-CEO of SecondMuse, a global impact and innovation company, I am responsible for the overall performance and direction of a company with offices on three continents and programming across 160 countries. Since 2012 I have been developing and guiding SecondMuses’ approach to finding and nurturing innovators dedicated to social and environmental good and building supportive ecosystems around them.

My experiences at SecondMuse have strengthened my conviction that deep, sustained collaboration between governments, businesses, and the communities in which they operate, can and does foster innovation.

Prior to joining SecondMuse, I spent 15 years at Intel driving change. As Director of Sustainable Business Innovation, I pioneered strategies around a corporate impact investing fund and the development of technology market solutions related to natural resource management and climate change.
Grateful that my profession and passions are aligned, I enjoy spending free time exploring how to nurture and harness human potential for the greater good. Outdoor pursuits and friends fuel me and my favorite experiences include being active in nature and anything with my 9 year old son.
Jillian Martinez, Secretary

Jillian Martinez graduated Valedictorian from Tierra Adentro of New Mexico in 2018 and went on to graduate Summa cum laude with a BS in Applied Mathematics and a Minor in Flamenco Dance from UNM in 2021. Currently, she is in the last semester of the Masters of Science Project Management program at UNM and she currently works at Sandia National Laboratories in Business Services. In her free time, she enjoys rock climbing outside, cycling, trail running, reading, and spending time with family.