Texas Tech University

Meet our Team

Director- Vacant

Assistant Director- Anneliese Bustillo, MA


Support Coordinator

Anneliese has been with Texas Tech University since 2014 where she began working in the Student Union & Activities office. Prior to relocating to Lubbock, Anneliese worked and completed her Master's at The George Washington University in Washington, D.C. While at GW, she was with the Center for Civic Engagement and Public Service's Civic House community. There, she gained experience in working with non-profits addressing poverty, violence against women, hunger and homelessness, and addiction recovery. At both Tech and GW, Anneliese has most enjoyed working with student leaders to develop a diverse and engaging culture on campus. Anneliese is eager to see how the RISE Office will help shape Texas Tech.

Anneliese Bustillo

AOD Coordinator- Vacant

Safety & Wellness Coordinator- Elena Sánchez-Freeman


Elena, a bilingual native of Upstate New York, attended the State University of New York at Oswego where she obtained a Bachelor's Degree in Spanish and International Business concentrating her studies on Health Science. It was at Oswego that Elena began her health and wellness journey by becoming a Personal Trainer and Fitness Center Manager. Her experience with fitness and sports, coupled with her knowledge of event management, lead Elena to then become the Community Development Assistant for the Frisco RoughRiders (Texas Rangers Double A Affiliate Team). She has ample experience working for non-profits, guiding community wellness events, in addition to hosting safety workshops. Elena looks forward to exploring how the RISE Office can grow and strengthen the Texas Tech family.

Student Assistant- Gabrielle Easton


Gabrielle is a senior at Texas Tech University. She is a Lubbock native and chose Texas Tech for that reason- because it was close to home. She is studying within the College of Human Sciences with a major in Community, Family, and Addiction Services, and a minor in Human Development and Family Studies. Gabrielle hopes to continue on to work within marriage and family therapy. She is excited to be involved in the RISE Office and Texas Tech Community.

Student Assistant- Courtney Lanham


Marketing Student Assistant- Matthew Martinez


Matt is a senior Media Strategies student from Arlington, TX. Prior to becoming a part of the RISE department, Matt had experiences as a former Vice President of Communications and Marketing and Special Programs Coordinator for the Tech Activities Board, working in the Student Union & Activities office. There he gained experience in student programming, including valuable knowledge of numerous advertising and marketing skills. He is excited to help launch the various social media and marketing campaigns for RISE.

Risk Intervention & Safety Education