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Natalie C. Arellanez

Operations Manager & Certification Officer

Travelstead Hall
505 277-0943
Master of Arts in Language Literacy and Sociocultural Studies / American Indian Education Concentration
Bachelor of Arts in Family Studies. Minor in Psychology
Bachelor of Arts in English / Pre Law Concentration, Minor in Native American Studies

Natalie Arellanez is the Operations Manager & Certification Officer for the Center for Student Success in the College of Education and Human Sciences.

Natalie is a first-generation college student, the eldest of 7 children, and the mother of two girls. Her holistic perspective comes from her rooted communal upbringing. Her parents are rooted in community and cultural support and leadership that has influenced her responsibility to the UNM community through her work.

Natalie is a lobo through and through, beginning her work experience as a work study student with American Indian Student Services and the College of Arts and Sciences. She has been with the College of Education and Human Sciences for 10 years growing from a Sr. Academic Advisor to her current position.

As a staff member, Natalie acknowledges the importance of adaptation, evolving, and learning about processes & policies that affect student success. She pays special attention to policies that play an important role in the framework of our center and college. She works closely with internal COEHS faculty and staff and the larger UNM units to provide the best support for students.

Along with this, Natalie enjoys running, sewing, painting and hiking. Natalie is a Duke City Marathon finisher and her choice between red or green chili, Natalie prefers red.

You will find Natalie busy managing the Center for Student Success but she has an open door policy and does her best to help the day to day advisement when she can.