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UNM NABPI Hires New Executive Director

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The UNM Native American Budget & Policy Institute names Carmela Roybal, Ph.D., UNM alumna, as its newest executive director.
New director brings Tribal perspective and extensive research experience to role.

Carmela Roybal, Ph.D., MBGPH, MA, has been hired as the new Executive Director of the UNM Native American Budget and Policy Institute. In her new role, Dr. Roybal will direct and oversee research, budget and policy analysis, policy advocacy, and will continue to promote the Institute as a resource for New Mexico’s 23 Pueblos, Tribes and Nations.
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