THE MEDIA SAVVY CITIZENS TEAM
Media Savvy Citizens facilitates understanding, positive participation, and meaningful media interaction for New Mexico learners. We envision a future where our NM youth are future-ready, media-fluent, engaged and connected with their community.
Curiosity - Innovation - Creativity - Communication - Teamwork
MSC's CEO is a media educator, designer and advocate serving New Mexico communities for over 20 years. She leads professional development and curriculum design for effective learning with media and technology. She has directly impacted over 10,000 NM youth, providing mentorship and guidance in critical analysis, youth media, digital literacy and civic engagement. She holds an MA in Media Studies, BA in Mass Communications and received the National Media Literacy Champion Award from Media Literacy Now.
Founder & CEO
Lisa Jo has been teaching media literacy, activism, and production for over 25 years. She is an adjunct professor at the Santa Fe Community College and the Institute of American Indian Arts. She was Director of Education and Training for Santa Fe’s Youth Media Project from 2005-2010. Lisa received two Santa Fe “Teachers Who Inspire” awards and multiple radio production awards from The Milwaukee Press Club and the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association. She holds an M.A. in Special Education from the University of New Mexico, and a BFA from the University of Wisconsin.
LISA JO GOLDMAN
Elizabeth has a proven track record as a pioneer and builder of successful organizations in both the public and private sectors. She is a versatile, results-oriented professional with extensive experience in growth, planning, and management of diverse people, organizations, and products. Before serving as Director the Taos Community Foundation (2001-2016), she was executive director of the Santa Fe Community College’s Intercultural Community Leadership Institute, working to build responsive, culturally appropriate programs.
ELIZABETH CRITTENDEN PALACIOS
Elizabeth has designed and implemented programs as curriculum, data coordinator and Instructional coach at her blended school Taos Academy Charter School. She works to develop the capacity of teachers who are engaged in digital and personalized learning. Elizabeth was recently named State Ambassador for the NM Teacher Leader Network. She holds an MA in Educational Technology and Curriculum Design.
Innovation & Education Technologist
Convergence Design Lab
A learning center studio and applied research center focused on research, play, community building and learning-centered design to prepare youth to become media-fluent participants in public life.