CAMP Staff


Cynthia L. Bejarano
Principal Investigator


Dr. Cynthia Bejarano is a native of Anthony, NM, and received her BA and MA from New Mexico State University, and her Ph.D. from Arizona State University.  After she completed her Ph.D. in 2001, she joined the Department of Criminal Justice at New Mexico State University where she was a Professor until 2014.  She is now a Professor in the Interdisciplinary Studies Department at New Mexico State University.  Her publications and research interests focus on border violence, youth cultures, immigration issues, and gender violence at the U.S.-Mexico border.




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Sonia Flynn
Administrative Assistant
(575) 646-7342

Sonia Flynn grew up in Chihuahua, Mexico, where she worked as an executive secretary for more than a decade.  In the United States she has been a freelance translator, and before joining NMSU in 2008, she worked as administrative assistant for diverse organizations in California, New York and Wyoming. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Foreign Languages, with concentration in Spanish, and an Associate degree in International Business. Currently, she is pursuing a Master’s in Spanish (Linguistics) at NMSU.  Her vast work experience, bilingual skills, and bicultural background have been highly instrumental to NMSU CAMP










Jaime López
Academic Advisor
(575) 646-6085

Jaime López was born in El Paso, TX, but raised in Las Cruces, NM. His parents were also migrant field workers.  He is currently working towards a Master’s of Criminal Justice, and obtained his Bachelor’s of Foreign Languages in Spanish from NMSU. He also earned an Associate’s in Business Management from Doña Ana Community College. Jaime has extensive experience and knowledge in campus housing and student financial aid.   Jaime’s background helps him to understand the needs of CAMP students as well as helping them to be successful at the University.











Sarah Gallegos
Academic Advisor
(575) 646-5079

Sarah Gallegos was born in Albuquerque, NM but raised in Portales, NM.  Sarah earned an Associate’s degree in Occupational Business at Dona Ana Community College and a Bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Economics and Agricultural Business. She has worked in a college setting with students continuously since 2007. Sarah started out as a work study moving up to a full-time position in the Financial Aid Office here at NMSU. When she graduated, she moved to Albuquerque, NM and was a Financial Aid Administrator and Career Services Advisor. Sarah recently moved back to Las Cruces from Albuquerque, NM and plans on continuing her education to earn a second bachelor degree.

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