Karla Melendez and Nathan Friedman
State of New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions
Using Big Data to Identify Misinformation and Save Money
DWS Power Point Presentation
Nathan Friedman is a senior economist with the New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions. He works on the Local Area Unemployment Statistics program, and he’s been the analyst for the department’s behavioral economics and analytics initiatives for the past three years.
Karla Meléndez is the Policy Analyst for the New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions (NMDWS). Ms. Meléndez began her public service career with NMDWS in 2014 where she has since provided research and analysis support. She currently serves as Team Lead for the Improper Payment Prevention Initiative (IPPI) and Employer Misclassification Predictive Analytics (EMPA) Oversight Team.
Adolfo Mendez and Paul Crickard
State of New Mexico District Attorney
Paul Crickard is the CIO at the 2nd Judicial District Attorney’s Office where he works to implement technical solutions to the modernization of law while also keeping the lights on. He holds a Masters Degree in Political Science from Utah State University and is the Author of Leaflet.js Essentials and Mastering Geospatial Analysis with Python. He came to the District Attorney’s Office after 5 years at the City of Albuquerque working in IT for the Albuquerque Police Department and Department of Municipal Development.
Adolfo Mendez, Chief of Policy and Planning, serves at New Mexico’s 2nd Judicial District Attorney’s Office. Having started his tenure along with the election of District Attorney Raul Torrez, he is focused on modernizing the practice of law and improving workflow processes in the office. Adolfo is fueled by the mission of finding justice for victims of crime. He works toward implementing data informed decision making to swiftly interrupt criminal activity. Adolfo earned his BA degree from Stanford University, an MTS from Harvard University, and law degree from UNM