Abby Nayra is a recent NMSU graduate who has jumped on board the Honors College as the Student Programs/Scholarship Coordinator for their New Mexico Leadership Institute. She received her Masters in Curriculum and Instruction and her Bachelors in History with a minor in Music Performance. She is also a part-time musician and volunteer farm hand. When she’s not cry-laughing into the abyss about how little sleep she permits herself, she makes the deprivation worse by dedicating spare time to learning German, Spanish, and maintaining what Mandarin she learned from her experiences in Shanghai. As a coordinator, Abby strives to utilize her organizational and cat-herding skills to ensure that the scholars and growing leaders under her charge feel represented, academically/logistically supported, and productive so that they, in turn, can empower those whose paths they’ll cross.