Coya Pair joined El Pomar Foundation as a member of the 2022 Fellowship class. As a 1st Year Fellow, Coya works on Communications, Fellowship Recruiting, Alumni Relations and Awards for Excellence. She also supports the North region and the Southwest region.
Coya grew up Moab, Utah and graduated from Fort Lewis College with a bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Multimedia Studies with a minor in Sociology.
During her time at Fort Lewis College, Coya was a reporter and the Editor in Chief for the college’s student-run news organization, The FLC Independent. Coya also studied Spanish and Mexican Migration abroad in Mexico for the summer of 2019, and worked at Compañeros, the four corner’s immigrant resource center for the two years following. At Compañeros, Coya wrote a monthly newsletter and worked on Escuelita, a program designed to mentor children from immigrant households throughout the Covid-19 pandemic.
In her free time, Coya loves to journal, thrift shop and get outside with her dog to climb, hike, run, dance and all things play.