Saba Ijadi


Fines & Fees Community Engagement Specialist



Saba joined the ACLU of New Mexico in June 2022 as a community engagement specialist. He believes that the work of the ACLU-NM and its partners helps bend the arc of history towards justice. He is currently focused on ending the criminal fines and fees system and other barriers to economic justice in New Mexico.

Saba has years of experience in community engagement, participatory planning, and policy analysis and has worked nationally and internationally. Saba was raised in Albuquerque and graduated from the University of New Mexico with a bachelor’s degree in political science and philosophy before earning a master’s degree in international environmental policy at the Middlebury Institute for International Studies in Monterey, CA. Prior to working for ACLU-NM, Saba managed a health and climate justice project for an economic development corporation in Boston, MA. He has also worked on program management in New Mexico and community-based coastal resource management in the Philippines.