Meet Us

Mariana Ortega

Mariana Ortega
Orientation Program Specialist

mortega8@nmsu.edu
575-646-4496

Hometown: Miami, Florida
Favorite spot on campus: First floor of Aggie Memorial Tower
Favorite quote: "To thine own self be true." ~ William Shakespeare

Jason Barela

Jason Barela
Family Outreach Coordinator

jbarela@nmsu.edu
575-646-1747

Hometown: Las Cruces, New Mexico
Favorite spot on campus: Corbett Center
Favorite quote: "The harder you work, the luckier you get." ~ Unkown

Mari Ward

Mari Ward
AWO Graduate Assistant

Hometown: El Paso, Texas
Favorite spot on campus: Zuhl Library
Favorite quote: "Shoot for the moon, even if you miss you'll land among the stars.'." ~ Unkown

Valeria Arriaga
AWO Student Assistant

Hometown: Las Cruces, New Mexico
Favorite spot on campus: During the fall I love the area by the astronomy building because of the trees.
Favorite quote: "Trust the timing of your life." ~ Unknown

Charles Trujillo
AWO Student Assistant

Hometown: Anthony, NM
Favorite spot on campus: Corbett Center
Favorite quote:."It's not the load that breaks you down, It's the way you carry it"; ~ C.S. Lewis