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May Sagbakken most recently worked as the Executive Director for the Rape Crisis Center of Central New Mexico.
May has a dual Master’s in Community and Regional Planning/Latin American studies from the University of New Mexico, and a Bachelor's Degree in Journalism and International Studies from the University of Oregon.
May has extensive experience in community collaboration and strategies for implementing community projects for change. This includes implementing the Safe Schools Healthy Students Initiative in APS which focused on prevention of violence and substance abuse.
May has 17 years experience as a director for local and international organizations focusing on women’s rights, violence prevention, and positive youth development.
She has also worked as a Special Advisor on Women Worker’s Rights at the International Labor organization in Geneva.
May has lived in New Mexico since 1991, and is a proud mother of three children. She is a Certified Reflexologist, Blue belt Nia Instructor, and an Advanced Trainer in the Nurtured Heart Approach.