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Team Bios

Olivia De Leon

WAVE– Health Education Specialist, Sr |

Olivia De Leon holds a master degree in Public Health with a concentration in Health Management, Administration, and Policy (HMAP). She joined the WAVE Program in the fall of 2018 after completing an internship with the Aggie Health and Wellness Center. Olivia was attracted to the WAVE Programs commitment to serve students within the university through evidence-based strategies aimed at addressing the universities most pressing public health needs. 




Anisa Hernandez


My name is Anisa Hernandez and I am currently a senior at NMSU studying Counseling and Community Psychology. This is my first time being a part of WAVE as an intern. I have a heart for helping others and providing resources and information that are needed. I am ecstatic to be interning at WAVE and look forward to all I will learn and all I will give during this time.




Aurora Tomberlin 


Aurora Tomberlin is a senior studying Counseling and Community Psychology. She is passionate about building caring relationships with the people around her and creating an environment where people can feel safe and heard. Upon graduation, Aurora plans to pursue and master’s in clinical mental health counseling to eventually become a licensed therapist.




Blanca Rodriquez 


Blanca Rodriquez is a senior at NMSU in the Public Health Program. She believes education is the most important thing and can make a big impact on others. She admires how broad Public Health is because there are so many opportunities. She hopes to make a difference with the WAVE Program, by interacting with others and helping them out along the way.


Carlos Herrera

Peer Educator 

Carlos Herrera is a sophomore majoring in Information Engineering Technology and am in my first year with WAVE. My passion is to help people in need and the NMSU community when it comes to being there for people to talk to through the good times and hardships of college life. I hope to make a difference in the work I do and become someone who understands, a mentor, and a shoulder for students that feel unsure and don’t know who to talk to or where to look for help at New Mexico State University.


Emily Liano

Peer Educator 

Emily Liano is a senior in Kinesiology with a minor in Psychology and Counseling and is in her second year with WAVE. Her passion is to help the NMSU community be safer while enjoying the, “college life,” and educate on resources available for us Aggies through the WAVE program. She hopes to make a difference in the work that she does and to be an advocate for students that feel unsure and don’t know who to talk to or where to look for help at New Mexico State University.
Erin Tovar

Peer Educator 

Erin Tovar is a Junior in Social Work Major, and is a transfer student from El Paso. She is passionate about helping others and her community. She likes to be involved with outreach programs and her fellow students. She hopes to have a positive impact on her classmates and the community with her involvement. 

Jasmine Romero

Peer Educator 

Jasmine Romero is a junior at NMSU. She is currently majoring in nursing with a minor in Public Health. She is highly dedicated to her work and believes if you work for what you want, it will happen. Her favorite part of WAVE is reaching out to people who speak both English and Spanish about health education to have a fun, safer community in Las Cruces. She hopes to be a good influence on her community by promoting good health for all.



Haley Mansur

Peer Educator 

Haley Mansur is a Junior and studying to get her bachelor’s degree in Family and Child sciences, this is her second year with the WAVE Program. She is passionate about helping people who need it and listening to people in need. She loves all aspects of WAVE and is thrilled that the WAVE Program gives her the opportunity to reach people across campus and hopes her efforts will help her peers in need.



Lindsey Muiznieks


Lindsey Muiznieks is a Senior in her last semester of college majoring in Public Health originating from Washington State. She swam for NMSU for four years specializing in freestyle, backstroke, and butterfly. She knows how important health is in all aspects of life. Her favorite parts of the WAVE program include wellness and education. She is excited to be working with the WAVE program to be able to contribute to NMSU in an uplifting and positive way.  



Mariana Cazares
Peer Educator 

Mariana Cazares Rodriguez is a Mexican student that is currently senior at NMSU. She is working towards a double major in Psychology and CCP and a minor in Forensic Psychology. She is excited to see what she can accomplish in WAVE. One of her favorite parts of school is learning about different topics that affect mental health. She is also involved in a couple of campus organizations.



Sonia Juarez


Sonia Juarez is a senior at NMSU, majoring in Community Counseling and Psychology. This is her first year in the WAVE program, and she is excited to cooperate with people and share awareness among students. She is passionate about learning about other cultures and strives to develop the skills needed to aid those who need support.



Quinn Derrick


Quinn Derrick is a senior at NMSU who is currently majoring in Community Counseling Psychology with a minor in Human-Animal Interaction. She would love to work with children in a school setting and through equine therapy once she completes her Master’s in counseling. She loves how WAVE impacts the NMSU community and is excited to be a part of the team during this challenging semester due to COVID-19.