2014 Domenici Conference Student Panelists
One of the highlights of the Domenici Public Policy Conference is the participation of students. In fact, students have a featured role in the two-day conference as they are the only members of the audience invited to ask questions of the speakers. Earlier this year, faculty members and administrators of universities in New Mexico nominated their top students to participate as panelists at the conference. From the many impressive nominations, a committee of the Domenici Institute’s Advisory Council reviewed the nominations and selected the twenty students who will comprise the panel. Congratulations to all who were nominated, as such a nomination is indeed recognition of each student’s accomplishments and academic record.
The following students have been selected for the 2014 Domenici Public Policy Conference Student Panel:
|Elisabeth Sallberg||Eastern New Mexico University|
|Sarah Szymonski||Eastern New Mexico University|
|Christine Dobisch||New Mexico State University|
|Noel Martinez||New Mexico State University|
|Jessica Nunn||New Mexico State University|
|Sage Peterson||New Mexico State University|
|Vanessa Putnam||New Mexico State University|
|Kathryn Sanchez||New Mexico State University|
|Adam Sayre||New Mexico State University|
|Ismael Torres||New Mexico State University|
|Cassandra Rodarte||New Mexico Tech|
|Allen Matsika||St. John’s College|
|Rosstin Ahmadian||University of New Mexico|
|Melissa Auh||University of New Mexico|
|Emma Grazier||University of New Mexico|
|Megan Kashmer||University of New Mexico|
|Hunter Thompson||University of New Mexico|
|Xochitl Torres Small||University of New Mexico|
|Nicole Taylor||University of New Mexico|
|Genesis Martinez||Western New Mexico University|
Our thanks to U.S. Bank for generously funding student participation in the conference.
Student panelist commitment
Over the summer, student panelists are expected to participate in research initiatives resulting in the development of comprehensive and relevant questions to be addressed by the conference speakers. Students will work in teams and each team will be assigned to research and prepare questions for one speaker. It is possible that some panelists may serve on more than one team. Over the summer, this team preparation will take place over the phone, email, and via an interactive online platform.
All student panelists will receive:
- $250 U.S. Bank Visa gift card;
- admission to the conference;
- reserved seating;
- hotel accommodations in Las Cruces (Sept. 16 & 17) arranged by the Domenici Institute;
- student panelist dinner and orientation on Sept. 16 at the hotel;
- lunch on Sept. 17 & 18 at the conference;
- continental breakfast on Sept. 18 at the conference; and,
- a private meeting (as a group) with Senator Pete V. Domenici.
Students or their universities will be required to cover:
- transportation to and from the hotel and conference; and,
- any miscellaneous expenses not covered above.
Questions regarding the Domenici Student Panelist Program should be directed to Sara Patricolo at the Domenici Institute: 575-646-2066 or email@example.com.