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Team Bios

Tiffany Tyson

WAVE- Health Education Specialist |

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. 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 |

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 |

Isaac Duran graduated NMSU with a Bachelors degree in Creative Media and a minor in marketing. He has worked for the WAVE program for 4 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 junior Theatre Arts major, and this is also her third year with the WAVE Program.  She is passionate about education and outreach, 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!




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!!

Sine Phillips

Peer Educator 

Sine Phillips is a Music major with an emphasis in Vocal Performance. She loves working with WAVE because of the positive impact it has on people’s lives by providing valuable information to the community. She has many passions: from exploring the healing qualities of music, to suicide prevention and raising awareness for domestic/sexual violence within her community on and off campus. 


Nathalia Ureno

Peer Educator 

Nathalia is a sophomore student from Sunland Park, New Mexico who is pursuing a career in Digital Graphic Design and other possible art at Doña Ana Community College. Her passions are art, being kind and adventurous, and helping those around her. She aspires to raise awareness, knowledge as well as good vibes in the community. Acknowledging information about Alcohol, Relationship Abuse, and overall wellness, has impacted her life and wants to do the same for her community.


Chantelle John

Student Social Media Assistant 

Chantelle is a transfer student from San Juan College in Farmington, NM. This is her first semester in Las Cruces and at New Mexico State University as a Junior. She is currently majoring in Accounting/Information Systems with a minor in Marketing. Her favorite part about WAVE is gaining new experience in the Health Education aspect/awareness through Social Media on a university campus especially since her transition from a community college of its AS/SJC Student Activities events and their Studio G business accelerator program.


Angel Acosta Palma

Student Social Media Assistant

Angel Acosta is a CMI student currently studying Animation and Visual Effects. Angel is from Ciudad Juarez and is currently working as a Social Media Assistant at WAVE. His interests at wave are suicide prevention and wellness. Angel also works as a TA for the animation program.



Timothy Welch

Student Social Media Assistant

Timothy Welch is a Super Senior studying 3D Animation as an Animation & Visual Effects Major. Timothy comes from Cloudcroft, NM and decided to transfer to NMSU from NMSU-A so he could pursue a degree that could help him enter the game design industry. He has a passion for using his artistic talents to help promote and educate students on WAVE topics, particularly when discussing safe drinking habits. Through interaction on social media and creating eye-catching flyers, he hopes to help educate college students to have a healthier college experience.