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The Club Assembly for the election will be held on

Monday, Nov. 27

Our club bylaws require the slate of candidates

to be published to the membership (pg 17 in this year's Directory)

learn about the candidates

2024 - 2025 RCA Board of Directors

kristin leigh 2023

Kristin Leigh

Vice President & President Elect, 2024-2025


PRESIDENT, 2025-2026

Kristin Leigh, M. Ed

Co-Executive Director, Explora

Kristin has worked at Explora since 2001 in a variety of roles, serving as both Director of Education and Director of Development, in addition to Deputy Director, for many years. Kristin holds a Master in Education degree in Science Curriculum and Instruction from Arizona State University and began her career as a classroom teacher in Phoenix. She moved to Albuquerque and joined the team to open the new Explora in its permanent location. She has participated in the Informal Learning Certificate program from the Center for Informal Learning and Schools at the Exploratorium and is a Noyce Leadership Institute Alumni Fellow. She has worked on several National Science Foundation-funded projects, like Playful Invention and ExplorationLearning PlacesScience Firsthand, and Portal to the Public (PoP), on which she served as co-PI. She has successfully secured millions of dollars in federal funding from the Institute for Museum and Library Services and serves as Project Director on several IMLS-funded projects. Kristin has been named a Woman of Influence by Albuquerque Business First and has received a Leading Edge Award for leadership from the Association for Science-Technology Center. Kristin sits on Mayor Tim Keller's One Albuquerque Kids Cabinet, and she's been a member of the Rotary Club of Albuquerque since 2013 and is a former RCA Board Member. 


Statement about being a Rotarian and why you're willing to serve:

Kristin has always placed community at the center of her life--whether it was leading the service club at her middle school; serving as the only teen board member of a nonprofit in her hometown of Las Vegas, NV; being an elementary school teacher in Phoenix; or working at Explora for the last 20 years. Rotary's focus on community and service aligns with her personal values, and she'd be honored to serve as RCA President, in order to uphold the special traditions of Rotary and find new ways of expanding our service and impact.

Raewyn Aspeitia

Raewyn Asperitia 

Director, 2024-2026

Raewyn joined our Rotary Club in August 2022. And she's been super active since!

Raewyn has been with The Salvation Army for many assignments - primarily in CA. She came out of retirement to come to ABQ. She runs the SA Men's drug & alcohol rehabilitation program and the SA Community Center/Church. Her background includes being a certified internal auditor and fraud examiner.

She was born in Auckland, New Zealand. She plays the piano and TUBA; enjoys kayaking, bicycling, swimming and travel.

amy calderon 2023

Amy Calderon 

Director, 2024-2026

Amy Calderon, as Director of Marketing & Communications, leads Titan Development’s marketing strategy, content creation, events, integrated marketing, brand management, and execution of all investor touch points. She has 10 years of executive leadership experience, specializing in building and maintaining relationships with stakeholders.

Amy has been a Rotarian since 2018 and is a current member of the Rotary Club of Albuquerque. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Communication from the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque.

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