NMSU Round Up

2017-2018 Staff

Albert Luna


Albert is in his second year as the Editor-in-Chief and third year overall working for 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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Derek Gonzales

Managing Editor

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

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Stephanie Frisch

Director of Content

Stephanie is a first year kinesiology major who is entering her second semester at the Round Up as the Director of Content. Stephanie is excited to see what this semester has in store for her. She graduated from Silver High School...

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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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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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Cristina Bertoldo

Advertising Representative

Cristina Bertoldo joins The Round Up team as an advertising representative. She is pursuing a career in Speech Language Pathology with a minor in counseling. A Las Cruces native, Cristina went to Las Cruces High school. She continued...

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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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Cassidy Kuester

Multimedia Staff

Cassidy is a freshman at New Mexico State majoring in Journalism and Mass Communications with a focus in photojournalism. Born and raised in Las Cruces, New Mexico, Cassidy found her passion in photography while taking classes...

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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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Ch'ree Essary

Features 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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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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Alanna Herrera

Political Writer

Alanna Herrera is a first year student studying Journalism and Mass Communications at New Mexico State University. She grew up in Rio Rancho, New Mexico where she was a competitive swimmer for ten years. While attending Cleveland...

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Camila Mota

Political 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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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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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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Aimee Ryan

Staff Writer

Aimee Ryan is in the first year of studying at New Mexico State and working for the RoundUp. As a high school student, she was a member of her school’s cheerleading team, student council, and the local chapter of National Honor ...

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Sarah Oliver

Staff Writer

Sarah Oliver is a first year Business Major with a Minor in Marketing here at NMSU. In High School Sarah started off as a writer for her yearbook staff and quickly got promoted to Editor-in-Chief. Her experience with that...

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Leah Romero

Staff Writer

Leah Romero is a second year college student majoring in Journalism and Mass Communication and minoring in Music. She was born and raised in Las Cruces and graduated from Centennial High School. She played the flute in band, was...

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