Associate Director, Think New Mexico
B.A. 2002, Williams College
J.D. 2008, University of New Mexico School of Law
Kristina Fisher graduated first in her class from the UNM School of Law, where she served as student editor-in-chief of the Natural Resources Journal. She is a recipient of the national Harry S. Truman Fellowship for Leadership and Public Service and the Morris K. Udall Award for Excellence in Environmental Studies.
During her time in law school, Fisher worked with the New Mexico Legal Aid Land and Water Rights Project on acequia and land grant issues and she organized a symposium on New Mexico's Spanish and Mexican land grants in the spring of 2008. She also collaborated with several classmates to organize an annual labor law conference for Navajo women coal miners in Farmington. Her student article, "Reclaiming Querencia: The Quest for Culturally Appropriate, Environmentally Sustainable Economic Development in Northern New Mexico", was selected for publication in the Spring 2008 edition of the NRJ.
Fisher currently serves as associate director of Think New Mexico, a results-oriented think tank dedicated to improving the quality of life for all New Mexicans. She has also joined UNM Law Professor Eileen Gauna in assisting a coalition of community groups working to advance environmental justice initiatives in New Mexico.