EDUCATION

University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • School of Law: J.D., May 2007
  • Thirty credit hours in Spanish and Russian, 1994-1997
Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh Pennsylvania
  • PhD Materials Science and Engineering, 1991
  • Master of Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, 1987
The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio
  • BS Metallurgical Engineering, 1982. Cum Laude
  • BS Mathematics Education, 1979
EXPERIENCE
Legal
Peacock, Myers, P.C. Albuquerque, NM. Law Clerk, Dec 2004 to May 2007; Associate Attorney May 2007 to present. specialization in intellectual property law.

Science, Technology, and Education
Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico; Q Clearance, 1993-2004.
  • Program Manager, Materials Science Technician Training Program, MST-DO, 2001 to 2003; Division Strategic Planning: Materials Science & Engineering Council (MSEC) Leadership Team, 2003-2004.
  • Team Leader, Mechanical Testing Team, MST-6, 1999-2001.
  • Change of Station, Government Relations (GR): National Academy of Engineering, Washington DC, Herbert Holloman Fellow, 1997-99.
  • Technical Staff Member, Characterization Team, MST-6, 1995-97.
  • Post-Doctoral Research Scientist, Dynamic Properties Team, MST-5, 1993-95.
UNM-LA: Program Manager, Instructor, 2001-03. Developed curriculum and taught six materials science courses in the Materials Science Technology Certificate Degree program.

Institut National Polytechnique de Grenoble, Grenoble, France: Post-Doctoral Fellow funded by the French Ministère de l'Education, 1991-92.

Stone & Webster Engineering Corporation, Materials Engineer St. Francisville, LA, River Bend Nuclear Plant Construction Site, 1982-84.

HONORS and AWARDS
  • 2006-07 UNM School of Law’s Helen S. Carter prize for Outstanding Legal Writing
  • ABA/BNA Award for Excellence in the Study of Intellectual Property Law, UNM School of Law, May 2007
  • Dean’s Award for Significant Contribution to the Law School Community, UNM School of Law, May 2007
  • Women in STEM Pioneer Award for Engineering, The Ohio State University: Recipient, May 2007
  • Woman on the Move Award, Rio Grande Chapter YWCA: Recipient, 2004
  • "Ten Who Made a Difference in northern New Mexico" award, Santa Fe New Mexican newspaper, November 2002
  • Distinguished Alumnus Award, The Ohio State University Department of Materials Science and Engineering, 2002
  • NM Governor’s Award for NM Outstanding Women: Recipient, 1996, 2000, 2003
  • City of Columbus, Ohio Mayor’s Award for Outstanding Volunteer, 1982
Professional Activities- Law
  • State Bar of NM IP Practice Section, Board Member 2008 to present.
  • American Bar Association Student Law Division, 15th Circuit Lt. Governor for Legislative and Governmental Advocacy, May 2006-07.
  • UNM SoL OWLS (Older Wiser Law Students): member 2004-05, President, 2005-06 and 2006-07.
  • NM State Bar, Women in the Legal Profession Committee member 2005-present
  • NM Hispanic Bar Association member, 2005.
  • IP Matters Student Organization, UNM SoL, VP, 2005-06; President 2006-07.
  • Phi Delta Phi, Sosa Inn member 2006-present, Magister, 2006-07
  • UNM SoL 2L Rep to the Grad & Professional Student Association, 2004-2006.
Admissions
State Bar of New Mexico
US Registered Patent Attorney #65,748
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