Amanda Aragon, New Mexico

Amanda joins the 50CAN fellowship from the New Mexico Public Education Department as the director of strategic outreach. Prior to that, she spent six years in the energy sector at ConocoPhillips as the director of stakeholder relations. Amanda is a first-generation college graduate with a degree in international business and Spanish from the University of Tulsa.


Seth Saavedra, New Mexico

Seth joins 50CAN most recently from the NACA Inspired Schools Network, where he served as director of talent and advancement. Prior to that, Seth spent eight years with Teach For America, serving first as a corps member and teacher at Bridgeport Public Schools before transitioning to national roles including vice president of school systems talent matching. Seth holds a bachelor’s degree in economics, philosophy and English from the University of New Mexico.