Justin Garoutte

40 under 40 class of 2021

Alcalde , New Mexico

Director of Strategic Initiatives

New Mexico Environment Department
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"I aspire to create systemic change that fosters and leads to healthier communities here in New Mexico and beyond. By engaging with communities at local, national, and international levels, I hope to build and sustain public health practice that achieves positive health outcomes and saves lives. "
Three words to describe me:
effervescent, adventurous, empathetic
The best part of my job:
being part of a dedicated, talented team committed to protecting public health and the environment throughout New Mexico
Something that would surprise others about me:
When I was 15, I was a citizen ambassador in Tunisia in the U.S. State Department Linking Individuals, Knowledge and Culture (LINC) program.