Texas Tech University

Meet our Team

Haley Wallace, MA (she/her/hers)

Program Manager: Communications, Marketing, & Design 

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Haley grew up only a few hours away from Lubbock in Abilene, Texas. She is a recent alumna of Texas Tech, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Advertising in 2020 and Master of Arts in Mass Communication in 2021. Haley's focus within her graduate career included visual branding research, web design and development, and app design for experiential learning and the iterative design process. She now works in extending the creative direction of RISE to promote holistic wellness and prevention education to TTU and the Lubbock community. Haley's hobbies include photography and illustration, and her favorite pastimes are traveling, hiking, skiing, and playing tennis.

Emma Woolard MPH (she/her/hers)

Business Manager

Emma WoolardLubbock has been home to Emma for about 14 years. She has her B.S. from Oklahoma State University and MPH from TTUHSC. Emma has been with the RISE office for about 2 years, where she found another passion in health education and wellness. She believes empowerment through education is a foundational element for individual and community health. She has experience working with diverse communities, food insecurity, research, education, and community engagement. Now that Emma is done with her formal education (for) now, she wants to do more of the things she loves, like hiking, travelling, reading inspiring books, and learning new hobbies. 

Jorgann Holgersen (she/her/hers) 

Peer Education President

Jorgann Holgersen is the RISE Peer EducationJorgann Holgerson peer ed president speaking at Take Back the NightPresident and is beginning her fourth year with RISE. She is from Mabank, Texas and this is her senior year. She is majoring in pre-medicine biology with minors in chemistry, health professions, and psychology. To prepare for her future career in medicine, Jorgann is a licensed EMT and she hopes to become a trauma surgeon one day. Jorgann is passionate about teaching students sexual health, consent education, and sexual assault prevention as she served as the sexual health and sexual assault/consent peer ed committee chair for the last three years and founded the sexual assault awareness month, SAAM, program Exhale, which has been adapted to other universities across the US. Jorgann enjoys reading, going on adventures, and spending time with her friends and her dog, Benvolio.

Duane Tucker (he/him/his)

Graphic Design & Marketing Assistant

Design Marketing Student Assistant PhotoDuane Tucker is a 3rd year Graphic Design student from South DFW. Duane recently joined the RISE team as our Graphic Design & Marketing Student Assistant responsible for creating some of the designs you might see around campus in the forms of posters, stickers, advertisements, and more. Outside of classes and work, Duane likes doodling, working out, working on cars, and playing games.