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Celeste Nuñez Salcido

Chair of the Albuquerque-Guadalajara Committee, Albuquerque Sister Cities International, USA

Celeste Nuñez is the Director of International Business Resources for the New Mexico Trade Alliance, a nonprofit economic development organization. She connects New Mexico companies with local, state, federal, and international resources to help them gain and grow global sales. Of these resources, Celeste manages the SBA-funded State of New Mexico STEP State Trade Expansion Program Grant.

Celeste sits on the Albuquerque Sister Cities Foundation Board and is Chair of the Albuquerque-Guadalajara Sister City relationship where she supports Stem and Art exchanges. In 2019, Celeste served as the organizer for the Albuquerque – Chihuahua Sister City Bilateral Commission under Mayor Keller and then Mayor Maru Campos, which worked to promote projects of mutual benefit in the areas of economic development, tourism, cultural exchange, public safety, and education.

In 2020, Celeste was selected as the Next Gen Global Leader representing New Mexico with the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition (USGLC). She is currently a member of the USGLC New Mexico Advisory Board.

Celeste is a member of the World Affairs Council in Albuquerque. She is also a member of Global Shapers Albuquerque Hub, a youth community impact group under the World Economic Forum where she serves as the Business Development and Mentorship Project Lead. In addition, Celeste is a mentor with Big Brothers Big Sisters.

Celeste graduated summa cum laude from the University of New Mexico’s Anderson School of Management with a BBA focused on International Management and Marketing.