Hakim Bellamy (he/him) is a rising second-year student at the University of New Mexico School of Law (Class of 2025). After seven years at the City of Albuquerque (serving under both Mayor Berry and Mayor Keller) and four years at the State of New Mexico (under Governor Bill Richardson), Bellamy's pursuit of a juris doctorate affords him another path to community service.
Born in Philadelphia, PA, he relocated to New Mexico in January 2005 to pursue his M.A. in Communications at the University of New Mexico. In 2012, Bellamy was named the inaugural poet laureate of Albuquerque. In his 18 years as a New Mexican, Bellamy has held positions at KUNM 89.9FM, Media Literacy Project, Media Desk New Mexico and New Mexico PBS.
Shortly after completing his graduate degree at UNM, he became a W. K. Kellogg Foundation Community Leadership Network Fellow. Subsequently, he has been named a Santa Fe Art Institute Food Justice Fellow, a John F. Kennedy Center for the Arts Citizen Artist Fellow and a Citizen University Civic Seminary Fellow.
In addition to serving as a summer associate with Rothstein Donatelli during the summer of 2023, Bellamy serves on the New Mexico Black Education Act Advisory Council, the Western States Arts Federation Board of Trustees Equity and Inclusion Committee and as board chair for the One Albuquerque Fund.