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Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham and Golfer Nancy Lopez Among Inspiring New Mexico Women

Aug 14, 2020   |   USA Today

"To recognize... powerful women and in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, which gave women nationwide the legal right to vote, the USA TODAY Network is naming 10 American women from all 50 states and the District of Columbia, who have made significant contributions to their respective states and country as Women of the Century," reports USA TODAY.

"Nominees for Women of the Century were expected to have a track record showing outstanding achievement in one areas such as arts and literature, business, civil rights, education, entertainment, law, media, nonprofits and philanthropy, politics, science and medicine or sports. Other requirements included U.S. citizenship and having lived between 1920 and 2020."

... "A 2011 National Geographic article on the extensive damage of post-fire monsoons in the Jemez Mountains described Phoebe Suina [’98 Th’99 Th’01] as a woman on a mission to save her people. Suina worked during the historic rains to safeguard communities and New Mexico treasures from natural and man-made threats, later taking up the fight to mitigate toxic hazards.

"A member of the Cochiti Pueblo and owner of High Water Mark Consulting, Suina grew up in New Mexico. Suina earned an engineering degree at Dartmouth College, pursuing work in environmental advocacy. Her company focuses on environmental strategic planning with New Mexican tribes and pueblos.

"Her work consists of management of emergency and disaster relief projects, and she has continued to be a staunch advocate for the state's natural resources."

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