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Jordan Young 

Executive Director


Jordan Young leads the Acequia Madre House and the Women’s International Study Center. Originally from Nashville, Tennessee, she holds a BA in Creative Studies from UC Santa Barbara, an MFA in Poetry from the University of Arizona, and an MA in Liberal Arts from St. John’s College in Santa Fe. She loves reading, rock climbing, skiing, fly-fishing, and hiking.

Manzar Samii

Director of Programs


Manzar Samii joins the Women’s International Study Center as the Director of Programs. She holds a BA in Communications from Richmond University, an MSc in Gender, Media and Cultural Studies from the London School of Economics, and a PhD from Goldsmiths - University of London. She enjoys hiking, traveling, research, and writing.


Obed Molina

Buildings & Grounds Captain


Obed Molina owns and operates Landscaping Works. 


Obed and his team have been taking care of Acequia Madre House property for over three years. He loves to see a property transform over time with appropriate care.

Emmitt Young 

Chief of Security


Emmitt is a five year old rat-terrier cattle dog mix from the Santa Fe Animal Shelter who lives at the Acequia Madre House. He loves when WISC Fellows and AMH Staff give him treats. When he is off duty, you can find him on a local hiking trail or playing fetch in the yard.

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