GEAR UP New Mexico

GEAR UP New Mexico

Gaining Early Awareness & Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP) New Mexico is a seven-year initiative funded by the U.S. Department of Education. 

GEAR UP New Mexico, a division of the New Mexico Higher Education Department, is at work in seven school districts in our state. Our program offers various services and resources to help students and their families succeed throughout their college and career journey. 

It is our mission to increase the number of students going to post-secondary schools, enhance the college-going culture in our communities, and to improve access and opportunities within state colleges and universities.   

CLICK HERE to learn more about GEAR UP 

CLICK HERE if you're a GEAR UP Student 

CLICK HERE if you're a GEAR UP Parent 

GEAR UP New Mexico Staff 

Corine Frankland, Ph.D.


Shellie Garcia

Fiscal Officer

Aaron Mitchell

Regional Coordinator
(505) 470-2063 

Rachel Saenz

Regional Coordinator
(505) 469-2634

Darren Griego

Internal Evaluator
(505) 469-3336​ 

Tamara Trujillo

Regional Coordinator
(505) 629-2081 

Katherin Hinton

Regional Coordinator
(575) 770-3000

Makayla Grijalva 

Public Relations Coordinator
(575) 779-8664

CONTACT US: If you require additional guidance on how to direct your question or are not able to locate the information you are looking for on the New Mexico Higher Education Department's website, please send us a message.