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Maria Samaniego

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Maria E. Samaniego, M.S., CFLE, Extension Associate with New Mexico State University, Strengthening Families Initiative. Maria holds certifications in the Nurturing Parenting Program, Family Wellness program, Can We Talk, Infant Touch Massage, and is a Certified Family Life Educator. Maria has worked as a parent educator for 13 years, serving a diverse and multicultural population in the Southern part of New Mexico. Maria's program expertise is in working with adults, parents, teen parents, and children. Other areas of expertise are life skills, and infant touch massage.

Prior to joining New Mexico State University, in 2000, Maria worked for Las Cruces Dental Associates. Maria spent 16 years, as Vice-President and business manager. She is no stranger working with the public, having spent 13 years as a parent educator and in various businesses for over 28 years. Passionate about parenting and its possibilities, Maria facilitates parenting programs that help empower parents and their children to have a healthier family life without child abuse and neglect.

You can contact Maria at masamani@nmsu.edu or 646-5589.