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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!




Chantelle John

Student Social Media Aide 

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.