2023 Cohort 

Anjali Mulchandani, PhD 

Scientist 2022, 2023 | Website

Anjali is an environmental engineer and a professor at the University of New Mexico. She leads a team of students to study environmental resource sustainability. Her work encompasses themes of water resources engineering, waste-to-energy technologies, and environmental clean-up. She is passionate about education, science communication, and outreach within her community. 

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Asmita Kaphle

Scientist 2023

Asmita is a graduate student at the University of New Mexico in the Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering. Her interests are to work in water resources research projects that address the knowledge gaps of the impacts of climate change on water availability and water quality.

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Brittany Sedillo | Beedallo

Artist 2023 | @beedallo

Beedallo is a mixed media artist born and raised in Los Chavez, New Mexico. Her style combines her love of cartooning and New Mexican folk art. She is currently showing work at the Lapis Room in Old Town Albuquerque.

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Catherine  Peshek

Scientist 2023

Catherine (Catt) is a geochemist who applies stable isotope research to trace rock formation and evolution on Earth. More recently, she has focused on understanding CO2 generation and movement in soil, which is incorporated into the mineral called carbonate. Her interest in geology is broad, from wanting to better understand the formation of small minerals to entire landscapes. She is a firm believer in the creative process, in art as well as science.

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Celine Gordan

Artist 2023 | Website | @offgridstudionm

Celine Gordon is a multi-disciplinary artist based in Albuquerque, New Mexico focused primarily on drawing and printmaking. Her work is inspired by the rhythms, patterns, and connections found in nature. She also works as a graphic designer and illustrator and runs her own practice: Off Grid Studio. Celine's work as an artist is always in conversation with her design work, and she enjoys being able to cross-pollinate those skill sets.

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Daiquiri Zozaya

Scientist 2023

Daiquiri Zozaya was born and raised in the South Valley of Albuquerque, New Mexico. She is currently a graduate student in the Civil Engineering Department at the University of New Mexico. She holds a B.S. In Construction Engineering with a minor in Sustainability from UNM, and is a registered Professional Engineer. She is passionate about sustainable construction and is currently researching the strength properties of local soil materials to use in 3-D printing. As a mother to an active 8-year-old daughter, she loves being involved in STEAM-related activities. They enjoy dancing and doing arts & crafts projects together.

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Eleonora Endreva

Artist 2023 | Website | @cyber.kiwi

Eleonora Edreva is a transdisciplinary artist whose artistic research orients around body-based forms of knowledge production and transmission, including embodied learning, sensory communication, ritual, and ancestral inheritance. To that end, they work fluidly between mediums such as fiber, video, scent, sculpture, and participatory workshops to create their artwork. They believe deeply in the power and practices of collaboration, connection, invitation, slowness, and storytelling. Ele was born in Bulgaria and is currently based in Albuquerque, where they are pursuing an MFA in Art & Ecology at the University of New Mexico.

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Jeng Hann, Chong

Scientist 2023

Jeng Hann is a PhD Candidate at the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at the University of New Mexico. His main research focuses on using satellites to study earthquake processes and aims to work on informing the public about earthquake hazards.

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Jessica Begay

Scientist 2023

Jessica Begay is the Research Information Specialist for the Center of Metals in Biology and Medicine at the UNM College of Pharmacy. In addition to doing lab work, she specializes in research translation and community engagement. Her research interests are in environmental toxicology, heavy metals, and inhalation toxicology. As a Diné woman in STEM, she hopes to continue giving back to her community with her research and to one day provide solutions to environmental issues.  

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Manuel Peralta II |Mongo Manny

Artist 2023 | @mongo.ill

Manuel was born and raised in the city of Albuquerque and is here to spread love, art, and creativity. 

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Rebecca Elise Cook

Artist 2023 | Website | @rebeccaelisecook

Rebecca Cook is a current MFA candidate in the Painting and Drawing Department of the University of New Mexico. Her works explore our collective human experience and the marks we make on our surrounding ecosystems. 

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Rosalba Breazeale 

Artist 2023 | Website | @rbreaz

Rosalba Breazeale earned an MFA from the University of New Mexico in 2022. Their art practice constitutes analog and alternative process photography, installation, and fiber art with an emphasis on sustainable materials. Rosalba’s identity as a Queer, Jewish, transnational adoptee from Peru forms the foundation from which they create work addressing connection to land, immigration, and environmental justice.

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Taylor Lillian Busch

Scientist 2023

Taylor is a civil engineering graduate student focused on environmental engineering at the University of New Mexico. She conducts research with the METAL Superfund Center to determine fungi uptake of metals like arsenic for bioremediation of mining legacy sites. Taylor is passionate about creating connections between researchers and communities through art and education.

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Viola Arduini

Artist 2023 | Website

Viola Arduini is an Italian artist and educator currently based in Albuquerque, New Mexico. In her work, she investigates the relationships formed by humans, nature, and technology through a variety of media and disciplines.  Viola received a Bachelor of Arts from NABA New Academy of Fine Arts, Milano, Italy, a Master of Arts in Documentary Photography from the University of South Wales, Newport in the UK, and a Master of Fine Arts in Art & Ecology from the University of New Mexico in 2019. Her work has been included in group exhibitions in the US and Europe, and Viola was recently an artist in residence for the Revolution Residency at the Santa Fe Art Institute. She works as an art educator and administrator in New Mexico as well as collaborating with national and international networks to expand dialogues engaging art & science.

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