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NMSU Round Up

2017-2018 Staff

Albert Luna

Editor-in-Chief

Albert is in his second year as the Editor-in-Chief and his first full year as the head of The Round Up. Originally from El Paso, Texas, Luna brings to the table years of experience in journalism, including working as the Head of ...

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Jianna Vasquez

Managing Editor

Jianna Celeste Vasquez is a journalism major and managing editor at the Round Up. She has been writing for the Round Up for three semesters. Vasquez began as an intern and was brought on to the Round Up team as the Cultural Editor...

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Derek Gonzales

Director of Content

Derek E. Gonzales enters his third year as an employee for the New Mexico State University Round Up and first as the Director of Content. The homegrown product played prep basketball at Oñate High School and has held a variety...

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Ryan Maez

Online Designer

Ryan Maez joins The Round Up team as an Online Designer after an illustrious three-year start to his college career at New Mexico State University. The 21-year-old Computer Science major holds a 4.0 GPA and held a Summer Internship...

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Rush Allen

Graphic Designer

Rush Allen is in his second year as the graphic designer for The Round Up. This is his senior year with a major in Fine Art focusing in both graphic design and painting.  Having obtained an Associates Degree in Graphic Design...

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Vanessa Chavez

Advertising Representative

Vanessa Chavez is a senior gaining her Bachelor’s degree in Arts and Sciences as a journalism major and minors in marketing and advertising. She enters her first full year in the advertising department to expand her experience...

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Caily Woods

Advertising Representative

Caily Woods is a senior from Aztec, New Mexico. She is pursuing her undergraduate degree in communication studies and hopes to earn a minor in marketing. She is looking for a career in international business and advertising. This...

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Kaylie Carlson

Marketing Coordinator

Kaylie is a marketing major going into her Senior year here at NMSU. She is from Alamogordo, NM but has lived in Las Cruces for the past three years. She has two years of general business education and one year of marketing classes...

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Christian Iglesias

Multimedia Editor

Christian is a first year at New Mexico State from El Paso, Texas. His passion for photo journalism began when he took up the mantle of head photographer for his high school newspaper. Christian wishes to graduate New Mexico State...

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Zack Jimenez

Multimedia Staff

Zack is a first year at New Mexico State from Bakersfield, California. Zack has always had a passion for film production along with the media, and a big part of that was thanks to his uncle who inspired him at an early age. He w...

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Andres Valle

Features Writer

Andres is a junior studying journalism and mass communication with an emphasis in broadcast. Yet that doesn't stop him from learning all sides of what journalism has to offer. He's beyond excited to take on the roll as a feature...

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Camila Mota

Features Writer

Camila Mota is a second year Finance major, and an International Baccalaureate graduate from Orlando, FL. She is treasurer of the Delta Zeta sorority and will be a staff writer at The Round Up this year. Camila was an editor at...

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James Martin

Sports Writer

James is a first year Staff Writer and an incoming freshman majoring in journalism. He was born and raised in Las Cruces, New Mexico and graduated from Oñate High School last May, having played both football and basketball but ...

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Jonah Gallegos

Sports Writer

Jonah J. Gallegos enters his first year at The Round Up and is currently a senior and  journalism major. Born and raised in Las Cruces, New Mexico, he has a love and passion both for the city and as well as New Mexico State...

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Mia Drake

Staff Writer

Mia takes on the real world as a first year Journalism major, and staff writer NMSU's very own The Round Up. Born in Escondido California, and Raised in El Paso - coming to Las Cruces, New Mexico has been quite the change for...

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Gianni Nicole Villegas

Staff Writer

Gianni Nicole Villegas is entering her 4th year at New Mexico State University and majoring in Secondary Education with an emphasis in history. She is born and raised in La Mesa, New Mexico and attended Gadsden High School. At...

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Stephanie Frisch

Staff Writer

Stephanie is a first year kinesiology major who is beginning her career at the Round Up as a staff writer. She is originally from Silver City, NM and gained experience with interviews and creative writing at her high school. As...

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Zane Chaffee

Staff Writer

Zane Chaffee was born on November 16th, 1997, to parents Jason and Tammy Chaffee in Austin, Texas, where he lived for six years until his parents move to Las Cruces, New Mexico. A Cruces native by heart, Zane has lived in Las Cru...

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Tylan Tapley

Staff Writer

Tylan, or Ty, is a fourth year Government student, and a second year student at New Mexico State.  He is finishing his senior year fulfilling his ambition of informing his fellow students about the politics that shape their life...

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Ch'ree Essary

Staff Writer

Ch’ree Essary is a first-year student at New Mexico State University, studying agricultural communications. She grew up on her family’s farm in Floyd, New Mexico and graduated from Floyd High School in 2017. While she was...

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Emilie Rasmussen

Staff Writer

Émilie Rasmussen is in her first year at NMSU and as a Staff Writer for The Round Up. She graduated from El Dorado High School and the International Baccalaureate program in El Paso, Texas, in 2017. Émilie is planning on double-majoring...

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Lauren Roman

Staff Writer

Lauren Roman is a freshman who is double majoring in Animation and Marketing. This is her first year as a staff writer for the NMSU Roundup. Lauren has had previous experience as a writer for her high school yearbook, God Is.......

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