Executive Director

Amanda J. Montoya                                                                                                                                                                                                                              

Dr. Montoya is from the Pueblos of Taos, Ohkay Owingeh and Isleta. She previously held positions as Community Development Planner for Taos Pueblo, American Indian Tourism Specialist for the New Mexico Tourism Department and Program Manager for the Indigenous Design and Planning Institute at the University of New Mexico. She graduated from Arizona State University with her Ph.D. in Justice Studies as part of the Pueblo Ph.D. Cohort Program. She also holds an A.A.S in Geographical Information Technology from Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute, a B.S. in Hotel, Restaurant & Tourism Management from New Mexico State University, and an MCRP in Community and Regional Planning from the University of New Mexico’s School of Architecture and Planning.