Devont’e Watson is an agent for positive social change. He has served as an advisor to former Mayor Richard Berry, he is a member of the New Mexico Youth Alliance and he sat on an advisory council to the New Mexican Legislature and the Honorable Susana Martinez of New Mexico. He has served on the State Farm Youth Advisory Board, served as the Executive Director for the Associated Students of UNM Governmental Affairs, and is the project director for the New Mexico Forum for youth In Community’s Youth Economic Summer Institute Internship Program.
In the start of Summer 2014, Devont’e became a fellow at the A People for the American Way Foundation in Washington, D.C. where he is researching youth economic engagement. In addition, he served as an advisor to U.S. Surgeon General Benjamin, the Health and Human Services Department, and the Legacy Foundation on Tobacco Policy.Watson is a political columnist featured in Perspective II Magazine and PBS News Hour Extra.