Director of Financial Aid / Student Services
American Indian Graduate Center Scholars (Bill and Melinda Gates Millennium Scholarship Program)
As the Director of Financial Aid and Student Services, Christa manages and directs all aspects of student services and financial aid operations. She also supervises Outreach, Academic Empowerment, Leadership and Alumni Relation programs for the American Indian Graduate Center Scholars (AIGCS) and the Gates Millennium Scholars Program (GMSP). Her passions include developing innovative approaches to delivering programs and services to GMS Scholars, as well as assisting scholars with exploring positive educational experiences through program support, outreach, and advocacy.
Christa’s passion for making opportunities available to American Indian students is clear when she states, “I love to see students reach their unrealized potential and to make a difference in the lives of people around them; not only in their local communities but all across Indian Country.”
Christa holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and Criminology from the University of New Mexico. Christa also has a Masters Degree in Community and Regional Planning from the University of New Mexico.
Email Christa or call (505) 884-7007 ext.110 (Toll Free 1-866-884-7007).