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Celebrating Excellence: Recognizing Outstanding Achievements of Hispanics in New Mexico

In a world where innovation and dedication drive progress, it’s essential to acknowledge individuals who stand out for their exceptional contributions. HPS is dedicated to recognizing local Hispanic Leaders for their achievements both personally and professionally. HPS proudly celebrates the achievements of several remarkable individuals who have made significant strides in their respective fields.

Catherine Nicolaou: Pioneering Women in Tech

A member of our own HPS Council, Catherine Nicolaou’s dedication to technology and her outstanding leadership have earned her recognition as a New Mexico Technology Council Women in Tech Awards Honoree. With a passion for innovation and a commitment to fostering diversity in the tech industry, Nicolaou has made substantial contributions to the field. Her visionary approach and relentless pursuit of excellence serve as an inspiration to aspiring technologists, especially women, across the state. Congratulations, Catherine! HPS is proud to call you one of our own, and so proud of the example you set for our community! Read more about this award here.

Catherine Nicolaou

Daniel Trujillo: Championing Accountability in Public Service

Governor Lujan Grisham’s appointment of Daniel Trujillo to serve on the New Mexico Board of Public Accountancy underscores Trujillo’s unwavering commitment to upholding the highest standards of integrity and accountability. As a seasoned professional with a wealth of experience in accounting and finance, Trujillo brings invaluable expertise to his role. His appointment reflects a commitment to ensuring transparency and professionalism in public service, essential qualities for maintaining public trust. Congratulations, Daniel!

Anthony Garcia: Shining Bright as a Star of Innovation

Anthony Garcia, a distinguished scientist at Sandia National Laboratories, has been awarded the prestigious 2023 Star of Today SHPE (Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers) award. Garcia’s journey from humble beginnings to becoming a beacon of innovation exemplifies the transformative power of perseverance and ingenuity. His groundbreaking work not only advances scientific knowledge but also inspires future generations of Hispanics to pursue excellence in STEM fields. Watch this KRQE Special on Anthony’s achievement.

Ashley Martinez-Brown, Marisol Encinias, and More: Empowering Women of Influence

Ashley Martinez-Brown and Marisol Encinias, along with other outstanding women, have been honored with Albuquerque Business First’s Women of Influence award. Their remarkable achievements in business, leadership, and community service highlight the invaluable contributions of women in shaping New Mexico’s landscape. Through their resilience, vision, and dedication, they empower others and pave the way for a more inclusive and prosperous future. Read more here.

In celebrating the accomplishments of Catherine Nicolaou, Daniel Trujillo, Anthony Garcia, Ashley Martinez-Brown, Marisol Encinias, and other exceptional individuals, we not only recognize their individual achievements but also honor the spirit of innovation, integrity, and leadership that defines New Mexico’s Hispanic community. As we applaud their successes, let us also reaffirm our commitment to fostering an environment where talent thrives, diversity flourishes, and excellence is celebrated.


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