2018 Speakers

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Anna Nelson
Anna Nelson
Session #29

Anna Nelson, LCSW, is an Assistant Professor at New Mexico State University School of Social Work in Albuquerque, New Mexico. From 2010-2016, she served as Executive Director of the New Mexico Forum for Youth in Community. Ms. Nelson received her master’s degree in Social Work in 2003 from New Mexico Highlands University. In 2010, Ms. Nelson was a Robert Wood Johnson Ladder to Leadership Fellow. She is dedicated to serving youth, families and communities with experience in both direct practice and policy transformation. For her work in successfully reducing the rate of dating violence in New Mexico, Ms. Nelson received the 2011 Patty Jennings and Polly Arango Citizen Advocacy Award. For her work in promoting social justice/equity in education, Ms. Nelson received the New Mexico Education Equity Alliance (NMEEA) 2013 Annual Fueling Increasingly Relevant Education (F.I.R.E) Award and the YWCA-NM Women on the Move Award in 2015.