Jaime serves on UpTogether’s and New Mexico Women. Org’s Board of Directors. She is a Fulcrum Fellow with the Center for Community Investment focused on systems change, racial equity, and activating capital. In 2022, Jaime was appointed to serve on the National Women’s Business Council with the core mission to provide advice and policy recommendations to the President, Congress, and the Small Business Administrator.
As an intersectional movement builder, Jaime has worked with Justice Funder’s Just Transition in Investment, Kindle Project’s Indigenous Women’s Flow Fund, and the Trauma of Money. Previously, Jaime was a fellow with Purpose Foundation, New Mexico Tribal Data Champions, and Opportunity Finance Network.
In 2020, Jaime was appointed by the Governor of New Mexico to lead the Tribal Subcommittee for the New Mexico Statewide Complete Count Commission which activated ecosystems with an $11.5MM state investment to ensure a complete count.
Prior to her work at Native Women Lead, Jaime began her career in access to capital when she developed Dreamspring’s (formerly Accion) Native Lending program and supported the development of Nusenda’s Co-Op Capital relationship-based lending initiative. Jaime attributes her leadership and liaison experience to leading the 2010 Census for the Navajo Nation, the largest mobilization effort of over 3,000 staff on one of the hardest to count and the largest Native American reservation in the United States.
Jaime holds a BA in Native American Studies & Political Science and an MPA from the University of New Mexico. She is from the Navajo, White Mountain Apache, and Kiowa Nations, residing in Tiwa Territory (Albuquerque, NM).