NMSU Round Up

2019-2020 Staff

Alanna Herrera


Alanna Herrera is entering her third year at The Round Up, this year serving as the Editor-in-Chief. She is a junior pursuing a double major in Journalism and Marketing at New Mexico State University.  Herrera considers her biggest journalistic a...

Ch’ree Essary

Managing Editor

Ch'Ree Essary, entering her third year at The Round Up, currently serves as the publication's Managing Editor. The Eastern New Mexico native is a senior at New Mexico State University studying Agricultural Communication with a...

Leah Romero

News Editor

Leah Romero is a native Las Crucen entering her fourth year at NMSU where she is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Media Studies along with minor degrees in government and music. She has held a different position...

James Martin

Sports Editor

A Las Cruces native, James Martin enters his third year at The Round Up and first as  assistant editor. The junior loves Minecraft and good vibes and is currently majoring in journalism with minors in sports marketing, mark...

Lexi Montgomery

Director of Advertising and Marketing

Lexi Montgomery is currently a Sophomore at New Mexico State University. She is studying Agriculture Business Economics with a specialization in Marketing and Sales, and hopes to one day work as an advertising consultant or loan...

Megan Mollet

Marketing Coordinator

Megan Mollett is an Arizona native in her third year at NMSU. Megan is pursuing a double major in Journalism with emphases in Advertising and Public Relations, and Marketing with a minor in Sports Marketing. Outside of her education...

Marianne Salas

Political Writer

Marianne Salas is a senior at NMSU pursuing a double-major in English and Government with a supplementary major in Law & Society. She will be attending law school next fall. Born and raised in Las Cruces, New Mexico, Salas...

Stefanie Gutierrez

Multimedia Specialist

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....

Mitchell Allred


Mitchell Allred is attending New Mexico State as a junior, majoring in Criminal Justice to become a General Practice Lawyer, with a minor in philosophy and a supplementary major in Law and Society.  He plans to graduate with...

Shane Buchanan


Shane Buchanan is a second year student at New Mexico State University. He is currently enrolled in the college of business, but pursuing a career in photography has always been his primary goal. He's been doing photography for...

Mia Tontodonati

Sports Writer

Mia Tontodonati is in her freshman year and her first year at The Round Up. She attended Las Cruces High School and participated in Bulldawg Broadcast throughout her four years as the sports, entertainment and main producer. Mia ...

Victoria Del Toro

Staff Writer

Victoria Del Toro is attending her third year at New Mexico State, majoring in Animal Science with a minor in Equine. Her goal, after graduating with her bachelor’s, is to attend veterinary school where she would focus primarily...

Ariana Parra

Staff Writer

Ariana Parra is a sophomore at NMSU and is returning to The Round Up for a second year. She is currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice with a minor in Spanish and hopes to become either a lawyer or an FBI ag...

Luis Rios

Staff Writer

Luis Rios is a sophomore at New Mexico State University and a first year at The Round Up. Currently enrolled in the College of Journalism, he is also pursuing an Associate’s in Criminal Justice. Born in Las Cruces, New Mexico...

Lauren Roman

Staff Writer

Lauren Roman is a junior double majoring in Animation and Marketing at New Mexico State University. She has been a staff writer for the Round Up for three years and has recently started creating illustrations in addit...

Aimee Ryan

Staff Writer

Aimee Ryan returns to The Round Up as a third-year staff writer. She is a Southern New Mexico native and a junior majoring in counseling and community psychology with a minor in psychology. Aside from writing for The Round Up...

Jensen Stell

Staff Writer

Jensen Stell is a second-year staff writer for The Round Up. She began as a staff writer her freshman year at NMSU. She focuses her reporting on the arts and theater and has been a lifelong advocate of the arts. She hopes to give...

Ashleigh Black

Staff Writer

Ashleigh Black is a junior at NMSU after recently transferring down from the University of Alaska Anchorage. She is pursuing a degree in Journalism with a minor in Anthropology. With dreams of writing for National Geographic,...

Garrett Warren

Staff Writer

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