ABOUT OUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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Cameron Crandall, MD (he, him, his) is Treasurer of Equality New Mexico Foundation. He is a Professor of Emergency Medicine and Vice Chair for Research at University of New Mexico. He has a BS in Cellular and Molecular Biology (University of Washington, 1985) and an MD (Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 1993). Cameron grew up in rainy-cloudy Seattle having thought that he had received his life dose of sun while working as Seattle parks lifeguard for many summers... little did he know what was in store for him. After graduating from the University of Washington, he spent half of a year in Paris, France learning the language, drinking way too much wine, and eating one great meal after another. While he rarely finds French to be of direct use in New Mexico, it has helped him butcher his way through more than one history and physical in Spanish. He took an interest in public health while in medical school and devoted a few years of his life to the discipline of epidemiology. It was this passion that led him to New Mexico. Here he found an emergency medicine program that saw things just a bit differently than all of the others. And here he have stayed. While not crunching numbers for residents and faculty, he spends his time cooking and trying to find time to travel.

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Frankie Flores (they, them, theirs/he, him, his) is the Chair of Equality New Mexico. [No bio on file.]

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Alray Nelson (he, him, his) [No bio on file.]

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Angie Poss (she, her, hers) is the Chair of Equality New Mexico Foundation [No bio on file.]

Dr. Karissa Sanbonmatsu (she, her, hers) is Treasurer of Equality New Mexico. She is the a principal investigator at Los Alamos National Laboratory and the New Mexico Consortium, funded by the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation. As a principal investigator, Sanbonmatsu has advanced our understanding of the mechanism of the ribosome, antibiotics and riboswitches. She published some of the first structural studies of epigenetic long non-coding RNAs and is currently studying the mechanism of epigenetic effects involving chromatin architecture. She uses a combination of wetlab biochemistry, supercomputers and cryogenic electron microscopy to investigate mechanism in atomistic detail. Karissa received her B.A. in Physics at Columbia University and her Ph. D. in Astrophysical, Planetary and Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Colorado at Boulder. She had a post-doctoral fellowship in Applied Computational Physics at Los Alamos National Laboratory. She was awarded the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers and was elected as fellow of the American Physical Society. She described her work with epigenetics and came out as transgender in a 2014 TEDxABQ talk. Sanbonmatsu is interested in the biology and epigenetics of being transgender and delivered a TED talk at TEDWomen on this subject, The biology of gender, from DNA to the brain, which has close to 2 million views.