THE MEDIA SAVVY CITIZENS TEAM 

Media Savvy Citizens' mission is to facilitate 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. 

Our values are driven by:

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

PAMELA PEREYRA

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.

Senior Consultant

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.

Operations Manager

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

& Instructor

ELIZABETH LEBLANC

Education Strategist

& Instructor

DENIS DOYON
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Education Technology

& Instructor

AMERY MARTINEZ

Design & 

Strategic Communication

CONTESSA TRUJILLO
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Chief Editor

RIVER LARK MADISON
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Production Manager

of Bootcamp Training

KAREN CRISWELL

Office Administration

NINA ROWELL
WHAT MAKES A GOOD DIGITAL CITIZEN?

A good digital citizen behaves with honesty, compassion, respect, safety, and responsibility with all things digital, including media and technology.

THE MSC MODEL

Working towards good digital citizenship, participants are encouraged to ask questions, explore ideas, develop thoughtful responses, and take an active role in consuming and analyzing media, media culture, and its role in society. Together we transform the absorption of media and participation with media and technology using the MSC model. 

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ADVISORS

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Convergence Design Lab

MINDY FABER

Convergence Design Lab is a full service research and design agency, 100% woman-owned. Convergence works at the intersections of research, strategy and design in order to help organizations build more resilient learning ecosystems.

PARTNERS & SUPPORTERS