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

Anton Tan
AWO Student Assistant

Hometown: Olongapo City, Philippines
Favorite spot on campus: The Music Building
Favorite quote:."Life comes from the physical survival; but the good life comes from what we care about."; ~ Rollo May

Andrea Jarquin
NODA Intern

Hometown: Miami,FL
Favorite spot on campus: Taos
Favorite quote:."Leadership is creating opportunities for others."; ~ Unkown

Joanie Garcia
NODA Intern

Hometown: Akron, OH
Favorite spot on campus: Duck Pond
Favorite quote:." When there are no ceilings, the sky is the limit."; ~ Hillary Clinton

Mary Duex
NODA Intern

Hometown: Rochester,NY
Favorite spot on campus: Lawn outside of Garcia Annex
Favorite quote:."Injustice anywhere is still injustice everywhere."; ~ Unkown

Aben Miller
Orientation Leader

Hometown: El Paso, TX
Favorite spot on campus: The Activity Center

Abril Estrada
Orientation Leader

Hometown: Vado, NM
Favorite spot on campus: Preciado Park

Albert Valdez
Orientation Leader

Hometown: Mescalero, NM
Favorite spot on campus: The Trees By Hadley Hall.

Alexis Yi
Orientation Leader

Hometown: El Paso, TX
Favorite spot on campus: Frenger Food Court

Alysoune Coleman
Orientation Leader

Hometown: Phoenix, AZ
Favorite spot on campus: Duck Pond

Brianna Dever
Returning Orientation Leader

Hometown: Farmington, NM
Favorite spot on campus: Zuhl Library

Carlos Avila
Orientation Leader

Hometown: Las Cruces, NM
Favorite spot on campus: Corbett Center

Domonique Solis
Returning Orientation Leader

Hometown: El Paso, TX
Favorite spot on campus: Sitting in Front of Wooton Hall.

Gabriel Silva
Orientation Leader

Hometown: La Mesa, NM
Favorite spot on campus: NMSU Tennis Courts

Isabel Darancou
Orientation Leader

Hometown: El Paso, TX
Favorite spot on campus: Milton Hall

Olivia Nwanne
Orientation Leader

Hometown: Fort Wayne, IN
Favorite spot on campus: Frenger Food Court

Jasmin Escalante
Orientation Leader

Hometown: Sunland Park, NM
Favorite spot on campus: The Activity Center

Jenny Hernandez
Orientation Leader

Hometown: El Paso, TX
Favorite spot on campus: Aggie Forest

Jose Campo
Orientation Leader

Hometown: Colombia
Favorite spot on campus: Statue by Young Hall

Katrina Keding
Orientation Leader

Hometown: Las Cruces, NM
Favorite spot on campus: Foster Halll

Kaylie Carlson
Orientation Leader

Hometown: Alamogordo, NM
Favorite spot on campus: Business Complex Computer Lab

Kenia Ramos
Orientation Leader

Hometown: Chaparral, NM
Favorite spot on campus: Aggie Forest

LaDon Moten
Orientation Leader

Hometown: El Paso, TX
Favorite spot on campus: Garcia Hall Lobby

Larry Jackson
Returning Orientation Leader

Hometown: El Paso, TX
Favorite spot on campus: Alumni Pond

Rachel Kenney
Orientation Leader

Hometown: Las Cruces, NM
Favorite spot on campus: Duck Pond

Rebeca Baeza
Orientation Leader

Hometown: Las Cruces, NM
Favorite spot on campus: Duck Pond

Rylee DeGroat
Orientation Leader

Hometown: Thoreau, NM
Favorite spot on campus: Zuhl Library and the Duck Pond.

Sam Corral
Orientation Leader

Hometown: El Paso, TX
Favorite spot on campus: Duck Pond.

Tyler Collins
Orientation Leader

Hometown: Mustang, OK
Favorite spot on campus: Livestock Pens.