Curriculum Advisors

Henrietta Gomez, Tribal elder/speaker

Henrietta is a living treasure in Taos serving as a cultural specialist for so many organizations and projects. She has a unique gift of sharing traditional knowledge while seeking new ways to create intercultural bridges of understanding and communication. Henrietta is a speaker for the BioSTEAM Youth Program and shares her personal experience and knowledge in our INTERview series.

Dr. Greg Cajete, UNM professor and author, native science advisor

Dr. Greg Cajete is a Native American educator whose work is dedicated to honoring the foundations of indigenous knowledge in education. He serves as a curriculum advisor for the BioSTEAM Youth Program. Dr. Cajete is a Tewa Indian from Santa Clara Pueblo, New Mexico. He has served as a New Mexico Humanities scholar in ethno botany of Northern New Mexico and as a member of the New Mexico Arts Commission. Dr. Cajete has authored five books including “Native Science: Natural Laws of Interdependence”.

Sheryl Romero, Cultural specialist /speaker

Sheryl advises on the cultural knowledge exchange for the BioSTEAM Youth Program and is a speaker for our public programs. Sheryl is a Taos Pueblo Tribal member, with a passion for reclaiming the agricultural heritage of Taos Pueblo and to restore its traditional food systems. Sheryl is a curriculum advisor and shares her personal experience and knowledge in our INTERview series.

Tiana Suazo, Executive Director, Red Willow Farms

Tiana Suazo is Executive Director at Red Willow Farm at Taos Pueblo, whose mission is to reclaim the agricultural heritage of Taos Pueblo and to restore its traditional food systems. They incorporate ancient and modern sustainable farming practices, offer hands-on educational programs, and run the Red Willow Farmers Market. Tiana is a curriculum advisor and shares her personal experience and knowledge in our INTERview series.

Kaila Dicky, Teacher, Anansi Charter School

Kaila Dickey is the seventh and eighth grade math and science teacher at Anansi Charter School. She has been implementing the STEMarts Curriculum Tools in her classroom since 2016 and is now advising on the platform and curriculum interface.

BioSTEAM Team

Agnes Chavez, Founder/Director

Agnes is artist/founder of the BioSTEAM Youth Program, a project of STEMarts Lab, a New Mexico nonprofit corporation in the process of applying for 501(c)(3) status. STEMarts Lab, founded in 2009, applies the latest scientific innovations to arts and education through interdisciplinary and intercultural collaborations. She was co-founder of The PASEO Festival/Youth Director for the festival (2014-2018). She is founder of the Sube Language Kit, now in its 24th year of service.

Estacia Huddleston, Visual Program Design

Estacia is a Community Planner and Placemaker working at the intersection of creativity and community. Her primary interests revolve around facilitating visioning and creative placemaking processes that make community planning accessible and meaningful. She applies these skills to the design of graphics, concept maps and curriculum tools for the BioSTEAM Youth Program. She returned to apply her experience in sustainable design, interactive art and place based planning to her hometown of Taos.