Kari Bachman is currently the Director of Doña Ana Communities United. Her previous job experience includes coordinating the Ideas for Cooking and Nutrition Program at NMSU Cooperative Extension Service, working as a farm educator, and serving in the Peace Corps. Kari’s passion for social justice is marked by her commitment to practice participatory facilitation methods and her respect for multiple perspectives. She has advocated for health-promoting policies including a healthy food zone ordinance, competitive foods rules, and Child Nutrition reauthorization. Kari obtained her bachelor’s degree from Swarthmore College in political science and her master’s degree from NMSU in Agricultural and Extension Education. In her free time, Kari enjoys collecting oral histories, exploring foodways, experiencing other cultures, and participating in almost any kind of physical activity.
Meredith has been placed with DACU through Border Servant Corps and will be working as Outreach Coordinator through July of 2018. She graduated in May 2017 with a bachelor's degree in International Studies from Macalester College in St. Paul, MN. Previously, she has worked and volunteered in refugee and immigrant services and nonprofit administration. In her free time, Meredith enjoys exercise, cooking, travel, and crossword puzzles.