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Staff Bios

Kirsta Bezenek

Health Education Specialist | kbezenek@ad.nmsu.edu

Kirsta is a former Campus Health Center undergrad Peer Educator as well as a former NMSU student-athlete. She graduated from New Mexico State University with a Bachelors degree in Community Health in May, 2014. Spurred by a passion for helping people and for the field of public health, she has worked in the field with a special interest and emphasis on prevention since graduating. Kirsta is happy to be a part of the WAVE crew and the new and improved campus Health & Wellness team. She is looking forward to continuing efforts to helping equip the NMSU-Las Cruces community to strive towards healthy lifestyles by promoting preventative behaviors through health education. 

Tiffany Tyson

Health Education Specialist | tiffy24@nmsu.edu

Tiffany started out as a peer educator for the WAVE program in 2013, and shes been hooked on health education ever sense. She is passionate about violence prevention and helping people achieve a happier and healthier life. When not working towards one of those, Tiffany can often be found creating things, including paintings, and plays. She received a Bachelors of Arts, with an emphasis in Theatre in 2016, and plans to go after her Masters in Public Health very soon. She often blends her two passions by finding new and creative ways to educate. She would like to leave you with a saying, “I looked around and said, ‘Why isn’t someone doing something?’ then I realized, I am someone”.

 

Piper Coalson

WAVE RX Program Coordinator | pcoalson@ad.nmsu.edu

Piper has a Bachelors in Individualized Studies with a focus on Psychology, Sociology and Communications. She also has a Master Certificate in Public Health and it currently working on finishing her MPH. She joined the WAVE program in 2015 and is the program manager for the WAVE Rx grant. NMSU WAVE Rx collaboratively identifies and implements evidence-based practices to increase protective behaviors and decrease negative consequences associated with abuse of alcohol and prescription opioids in our community.

 

Isaac Duran

WAVE RX Admin Assistant | iduran13@nmsu.edu

Isaac Duran graduated NMSU with a Bachelors degree in Creative Media and a minor in marketing. He has worked for the WAVE program for 3 years prior to joining the WAVE RX team. He’s worked as a peer educator, marketing specialist and currently as an admin assistant for WAVE RX. 

 

 

Xodia Choate

Peer Educator 

Xodia Choate is a sophomore Theatre Arts major with an emphasis in Musical Theatre.  She is passionate about education, and her favorite part of WAVE is the opportunity to talk to students one-on-one. She hopes to be a positive influence in her community, through both art and education!

 

 

Lindsay Holmes

Peer Educator 

Lindsay Holmes is a junior in the NMSU Nursing program, and is minoring in public health. She joined WAVE in spring 2018, and is passionate about health education. Out of the many topics WAVE deals with, wellness promotion specifically in the areas of nutrition and exercise are her interests. However, she is excited to work with WAVE in all aspects to positively impact the NMSU campus.

 

Jonathan Mirabal

Peer Educator 

Jonathan Mirabal is currently studying (CTFM) Clothing, Textile, and Fashion Merchandise here at NMSU. He was raised in Clovis, NM and moved here in 2008. Jonathan enjoys just about all things fashion and sewing tailored suits for both men and women. At the end of achieving his degree he plans to open a bespoke tailoring shop for professional athletes and celebrities. Being a Peer Educator for WAVE has taught him tons of valuable information from drug abuse, sexual assault, being a healthy Aggie and he’s proud to say he passes that on to other NMSU students in hopes that it helps them to have a better college experience. GO AGGIES!!

 

 

Interested in joining the WAVE team? Email us at tiffy24@nmsu.edu or kbezenek@nmsu.edu :)!