Ivan Olay was born in Mexico City where both of his parents were born and raised. At the age of seven his parents and two siblings migrated to Albuquerque, New Mexico in search of a new life. As most immigrants with little resources they struggled for many years. Although from a low-income background, their life were rich with struggles and triumphs. His father’s persistence to succeed was imbedded in him even although he realized those lessons later in life. His mother’s unconditional love was unyielding even when he “rebelled”. Ivan attended the University of New Mexico and in the fall of 1994 where he became a Lobo and graduated from the Anderson School of Management in 2002 Currently he is working to finish his graduate degree in Educational Leadership. In 2003 he was hired by the Educational Opportunity Program under Special Programs now known as the Department of College Enrichment and Outreach Programs. In 2004, he had the honor to begin his work with many wonderful and talented students through the College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP). He began his work as the Academic Advisor for CAMP and currently serves to lead the program. He recently has had the honor to become part of the High school Equivalency Program (HEP), like CAMP serves the same farmworking background but to attain their High school equivalency diploma. He currently serves as the National HEP/CAMP Association Treasurer.
Sr. Student Program Advisor/Recruiter
Trinidad Mendoza is the recruiter for the UNM CAMP program, he is originally from Cuauhtémoc, Chihuahua, he immigrated to the United States in 1996 at age seven. He is the younger of just two boys but part of a huge family over all. His heritage and culture are all based on his roots that extend back to his home county of Mexico. Trini graduated from Hatch Valley High school in 2006, soon after he was of to the University of New Mexico to pursue his higher education. Trini was the first person in his family to go to a university and receive a Bachelor’s degree. Trini continued onto graduate school, and received his Masters in Architecture in 2014. He plans to continue his education in some form or another, his goal is to someday have a PHD and be a professor at a university.
Sr. Student Program Advisor
Diana Martinez-Campos serves as the Sr. Student Program Advisor for the College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) since July 2013. At CAMP, Diana helps CAMP students plan their academic paths, discover their passions, and develop practical skills essential for academic and professional success- from getting involved on campus, to how to write a professional email. Prior to coming to UNM, Diana worked in a variety of settings, from a TV station to the Library of Congress. However, she fell in love with college campuses by working at the Multicultural Center at Sacramento State in CA, and at Santa Fe Community College. Diana has a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Relations and a Master’s Degree in Educational Administration. Her passion and professional goal is to continue helping students discover doors of opportunity through education.
I lived in Hobbs, NM until about age 9, spent the rest of my elementary and middle school years in the North Valley and later moved to the SE Heights of Albuquerque. I graduated from Highland High School. I am married and have six daughters, one of who attends UNM. While I have been on the journey of life, I managed to acquire an Associate's degree in Integrated Studies. I have 19 years of research and administrative experience. During my research time, I worked on the Human PapillomaVirus vaccine trials which are now on the market. I have also been a home health caregiver and aspired to be a Nurse, however, home, work, and school proved to be a challenge. I started with CAMP in December as an Administrative Assistant. My transition to CAMP came very easy and I feel more comfortable and confident around people. In this short time, I was involved with a couple of committees, which strengthen my communication skills and confidence level. I don't work directly with the program students, but I truly enjoy knowing I am part of a program that takes great pride in the service it provides its students and the effort it exerts to see the program succeed.