Amador Gonzales is a junior at New Mexico State University, studying Agriculture Education and Horticulture Science. During high school, he was a part of the local FFA chapter, which led to him becoming a state champion in both job interview skills and landscape design, and a state finalist in public speaking. Amador also served as the 2015-2016 New Mexico FFA District II President/State Vice President during his senior year of high school. Currently, Amador is involved with the NMSU College of ACES as a college ambassador, freshman orientation mentor, and as a student panelist with the Domenici Policy Institute. Amador has a strong passion for working with youth, and assisting with developing their skills and abilities so they can better lead their schools, homes, and communities towards a brighter future. Amador's primary career goal is to return to the classroom as an educator to continue shaping the lives of students, just as he was through his educational experiences.