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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

Charles Trujillo

Charles Trujillo
AWO Student Assistant

Hometown: Anthony, New Mexico 
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