Larry Alei joined CNPE in 2015 as the Encore Fellowship Program Director and became the Interim Director of CNPE in August 2018.
Before joining us, Larry worked in a variety of business and management positions at Intel Corp. for 26 years, then served as an Encore Fellow with WESST in 2013-2014. Larry has a long track record of community service, including stints on the UNM Anderson Schools’ foundation board and on the Board of Directors for Junior Achievement of New Mexico. He has also served as a governor’s appointee on the State of New Mexico Technology Research Collaborative, and as president of his church’s board of directors.
Larry is a father of two who enjoys the outdoors. He is also an A/V professional who provides services for concerts, presentations, weddings, and other events.
Lauren Dekleva, Education Coordinator
Lauren Dekleva joined CNPE in July 2020 as the Education Coordinator.
Before joining us, she earned a degree in Social Entrepreneurship with minors in Music and Political Science from Belmont University in Nashville, TN, and received the Lumos Travel Award to complete a six month internship with anti-trafficking NGO Urban Light in Chiang Mai, Thailand. She also serves as the Community Engagement Coordinator at Social Enterprise Alliance, a national membership organization dedicated to the development of the social enterprise sector in the United States.
In addition to the pursuit of social justice, she is passionate about sharing experiences through music, and is active as a musician and singer-songwriter under the name LA WREN.
Joshua Keeney-Lujan, Communications Assistant
Joshua Keeney-Lujan joined CNPE in August 2019 as a Communications Assistant through the UNM work study program. Before joining us, he worked at UNM Los Alamos as an Admissions Assistant. He is pursuing a degree in Marketing Management.
Joshua lived in Espanola, New Mexico during his high school years at McCurdy Charter School. His hobbies include watching and playing sports such as football and basketball.