NMSU Round Up

2018-2019 Staff

Derek Gonzales


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

Alanna Herrera

Managing Editor

Alanna Herrera is entering her second year at The Round Up, this year serving as the Managing Editor. She is a sophomore studying Journalism and Mass Communications at New Mexico State University. She loves traveling, is a sucker...

Ch'ree Essary

Director of Content

Ch’ree Essary, entering her second year working at The Round Up, currently serves as the Director of Content for the 2018-2019 academic year. A native of Eastern New Mexico, Essary graduated from Floyd High School in 2017 and...

Cristina Bertoldo

Director of Advertising

Cristina Bertoldo joins The Round Up team as the Director of Advertising. 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...

Cassidy Kuester

Director of Multimedia

Cassidy Kuester enters her second year at the Round Up and her first as the Multimedia Editor. In her first year, Cassidy reported on a plethora of subjects from campus life to sports all the while taking her own photos. Cassidy...

Tea Davidson

Marketing Coordinator

Téa Davidson is entering her third year at NMSU as a Criminal Justice major with Law and Society. She currently works as the Marketing Coordinator at The Round Up. Téa loves her horses, dogs, cats, and fish, and e...

Stefanie Gutierrez

Video Coordinator

Stefanie Gutierrez is in her first year of studying at New Mexico State University and working with The Round Up. As a Las Cruces High School student, she was a part of Bulldawg Broadcast, soccer, track and National Honor Society....

James Martin

Sports Editor

James Martin is a second-year sportswriter and a sophomore majoring in journalism. He was born and raised in Las Cruces, New Mexico and graduated from Oñate High School in May 2017, having played both football and basketball but ...

Leah Romero

Political Writer

Leah Romero is a third year college student at NMSU pursuing a degree in Journalism and Mass Communication and a minor degree in Music. She was born and raised in Las Cruces and graduated from Centennial High School in 2016. She...

Mitchell Allred


Mitchell Allred is attending New Mexico State as a sophomore, majoring in Criminal Justice to become a General Practice Lawyer. He plans to graduate with his bachelor's then attend law school at Texas Tech University. Mitchell...

Jonah Gallegos

Sports Writer

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

Eric Burnside

Staff Writer

Marianne Salas

Staff Writer

Marianne Salas is in her third year at New Mexico State University, and is majoring in English and Pre-law. She plans to attend Arizona State University Law upon graduating from NMSU, focusing on either criminal or civil law....

Ariana Parra

Staff Writer

Ariana Parra is an incoming freshman at NMSU and a first year staff writer for The Round Up. Ariana was born and raised in Las Cruces, NM and recently graduated from Oñate High School in May. At Oñate, she was the Student Body...

Jensen Stell

Staff Writer

Jensen Stell was born and raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico. There, she attended Eldorado High School where she was actively involved in theater all four years. Stell acted in plays such as Arsenic & Old Lace, Grease, and...

Lauren Roman

Staff Writer

Lauren Roman is a sophomore at NMSU, currently working towards a bachelor’s degree in Creative Media. She was born and raised in Las Cruces, New Mexico and graduated from MVCS in 2017. During her high school years, she played...

Aimee Ryan

Staff Writer

Aimee Ryan is returning for her second year as a staff writer and is a sophomore majoring in counseling and community psychology. NMSU has always been her choice of school even before she graduated from Cobre High School in B...

The Independent Student Voice of NMSU Since 1907