My Story

I am a Native New Mexican and an enrolled member of the Oglala Sioux Tribe in Pine Ridge, South Dakota. I have been with my husband Dominic since I was 17. We moved to Albuquerque in 2003 so I could finish my bachelor’s degree and to start a family. We have two daughters, Lily, 16 and Mia, 12.

My mom is also an enrolled member of the Oglala Sioux Tribe, we call her Grandma Annie. My dad was of Cuban and Puerto Rican decent, a veteran, and a retired police officer. He passed this April. My sister Amy lives in Round Rock, Texas with her husband and 5 kids.

I like to go camping, I love to travel, I coach volleyball, I hang out with my friends and family, and I like to cook. I used to snowboard when I had more time. And I used to enjoy running, but now I walk.

My hobbies include traveling, concerts, music festivals, camping, hiking, and having as much fun as possible.

What I love About Menaul School

The Menaul School campus feels like magic to me. It is a safe, hidden oasis in the middle of Albuquerque where our community can grow and learn and experience this incredible journey. The fact that no one stays forever, we are all just guests here to enjoy this magical place and experience this journey, makes it all that more powerful.

Menaul students are all so different and genuine. Experiencing each student and getting to know them better is a joy.


“Coaching was a blast. I loved getting to know all the students and making bonds with them. I was so proud of everything they did.”

Nita Looks Twice

Nita Looks Twice graduated from Los Alamos High School in1998 and she has a bachelor’s of Business Administration from UNM.

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