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Mariana Ortega

Mariana Ortega
Orientation Program Specialist

mortega8@nmsu.edu

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

Claire Montoya

Claire Montoya
Family Outreach Coordinator

ccortner@nmsu.edu

Hometown: Magdalena, New Mexico
Favorite spot on campus: Zuhl Library 
Favorite quote: “Nothing can dim the light that shines from within.” ~ Maya Angelou

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.” ~ Unknown

Valeria Arriaga

Valeria Arriaga
AWO Student Assistant

Hometown: Oxnard, California
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

2018 NODA Interns

Ashley Templeton

Ashley Templeton

amtemple@nmsu.edu

From: Kansas
Hometown: Wilson, Kansas
Favorite Quote: “And I knew exactly what to do. But in a much more real sense, I had no idea what to do.”~ Michael Scott

Haley Atwell

Haley Atwell

hatwell@nmsu.edu

From: Indiana
Hometown: Farmer City, Illinois 
Favorite Quote: “It’s never to late to be what we might have been.” ~ George Eliot

Michael Hebert

Michael Hebert

hebertm@nmsu.edu

From: Maine
Hometown: New York, NY
Favorite Quote: “They don’t think it be like it is, but it do.” ~ Oscar Gamble

Shannon Poppe

Shannon Poppe

spoppe@nmsu.edu

From: Massachusetts 
Hometown: Cleveland, Ohio
Favorite Quote:  “Fall in love, stay in love, and it will decide everything.” ~ Father Pedro Arrupe, SJ

 
 

Returning Orientation Leaders

Orientation Leaders