Education Justice


Devont’e Kurt Watson is an agent for positive social change and nationally acclaimed orator. Devont’e has served as an advisor to the Honorable Mayor Richard Berry of Albuquerque, New Mexico and a member of the New Mexico Youth Alliance, an advisory council to the New Mexican Legislature and the Honorable Susana Martinez of New Mexico. He has also served on the State Farm Youth Advisory Board, served as the Executive Director for the Associated Students of the University of New Mexico Governmental Affairs, and is the project director for the New Mexico Forum for youth In Community’s Youth Economic Summer Institute Internship Program. In addition, he served as an advisor to U.S. Surgeon General Benjamin, the Health and Human Services Department, and the Legacy Foundation on Tobacco Policy. Watson is a political columnist featured in publications including the Perspective II Magazine, PBS News Hour Extra, and his blog. His highlighting work with News Hour includes coverage of the potential government shutdown of Summer 2011 and the 2012 elections.