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 ...

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...

Jianna Vasquez

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...

Ryan Maez

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...

Rush Allen

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...

Caily Woods

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...

Cristina Bertoldo

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...

Kaylie Carlson

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...

Christian Iglesias

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...

Zack Jimenez

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...

Cassidy Kuester

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...

Andres Valle

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...

Ch'ree Essary

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...

James Martin

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...

Jonah Gallegos

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...

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...

Camila Mota

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...

Gianni Nicole Villegas

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...

Emilie Rasmussen

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...

Lauren Roman

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

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...

Sarah Oliver

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...

Leah Romero

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...

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