Christina Tewa, a senior at the University of New Mexico’s Anderson School of Management, was recently hired by Native American-owned Keres Consulting, Inc. as a marketing and business development intern.
According to a press release, “the Keres internship assignment was created to provide students with a unique work opportunity in the government contracting industry.”
Tewa, a member of the Navajo, Hopi and Tewa tribes, is pursuing degrees in business administration and Native American studies. In her new paid part-time position she will be exposed to federal procurement processes and integrated marketing communication campaigns.
And Keres is happy to have her. “She brings to the table an incredible tenacity to learn from the experience and a passion to apply her new skills in Indian country upon graduation,” said Tim Chavez, Keres CEO and president.
Tewa is active at her college where she serves as president of the American Indian Business Association and work with other Native organizations. Her list of volunteer efforts includes small business workshop support at Jemez Pueblo, logistical support at the Reservation Economic Summit and the New Mexico Economic Summit, registration and logistical support at the North American Indigenous Image Awards, as well as being a volunteer at Project Share, Inc., a meal share nonprofit for the homeless of Albuquerque.