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"Winning is not a some time thing. Winning is an all the time thing, because you don't just do things right do things right all the time." 
~ Vince Lombardi 

Allies in Action Award from American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
  • 2013 Allies in Action Congressional Staff Award (American Foundation for Suicide Prevention)
  • 2013 Friends of Children’s Mental Health Congressional Staff Award (American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry)
2012 Alumni of the Year, NMHU
  • 2011 National Excellence in Federal Government Leadership Award (National Resource for Hispanic Mental Health)
  • Young Alumna of the Year, New Mexico Highlands University 
  • National Spokesperson for the 1-800-YOUTHLINE
  • 2005 Miss New Mexico (competed at Miss America)
  • Recognized as Yellow Ribbon International “Lifetime Member” (Yellow Ribbon Suicide Prevention Program)
  • 2004 Commencement Keynote Speaker for New Mexico Highlands University Graduation (Same year Ane graduated from college)
  • 2004 Appointed by Governor Bill Richardson to the New Mexico Commission on Higher Education
    National Resource Center for Hispanic Mental Health
  • Who's Who Among American College Students
  • Recognized as the first Servicios Especiales, “Super Student of The Year Award”( New Mexico Highlands University)


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