Albuquerque has long been attracting artists of all disciplines. Even Levi Strauss - yes, of Levi’s…
Erin De Rosa is the Program Director for the Downtown Albuquerque Arts & Cultural District. Erin has worked in the arts and nonprofit communities for over ten years managing collaborative programs that strengthen communities, generate and promote local creativity, and spawn innovative arts projects, including the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance and the City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program.
Theodore (Ted) Jojola, PhD, is a Distinguished Professor and Regents’ Professor in the Community & Regional Planning Program, School of Architecture + Planning, University of New Mexico (UNM). He holds a PhD in Political Science from University of Hawaii at Manoa. He has a Masters in City Planning from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a BFA in Architecture from the UNM. He is an enrolled tribal member of the Pueblo of Isleta.
Michaela Shirley is originally from Kin Dah Lichii (Red House), Arizona. She has a Bachelor's in Urban Planning from Arizona State University, and a Master's in Community and Regional Planning from University of New Mexico. Michaela has research interests in education and its role in the community development of Indigenous communities.