Meet our Team
Director- Brittany Todd, M. Ed.
Brittany, an Alabama native, holds a Bachelor's degree in Finance from The University of Alabama, a Master's degree in Higher Education from Auburn University and is currently pursuing a doctorate in Higher Education from Auburn University. When she first arrived in Lubbock in 2013, Brittany was skeptical about a place so flat and dry with so few trees. However, it didn't take long for Brittany to realize that the friendliness and hospitality of West Texans made her feel right at home. Brittany became passionate about prevention and wellness education while working in the Office of Health Promotion and Wellness Services at Auburn University and believes strongly that holistic wellness plays a significant role in college success. In her free time, Brittany can be found chasing her three-year-old son or cheering on the Crimson Tide.
Safety & Wellness Specialist- 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 in 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, led Elena to Texas where she became the Community Development Assistant for the Frisco RoughRiders (Texas Rangers Double-A Affiliate Team). Now a Red Raider, Elena is proud to be a member of the RISE office as she is passionate about a holistic approach to prevention education. Elena is currently pursuing her master's degree in Public Health through the TTUHSC School of Biomedical Sciences.
Violence Prevention Specialist- Kelsey Lueck, M. Ed.
Kelsey, a Kansas native, attended Pittsburg State University (home of the Gorillas)
in Pittsburg, Kansas obtaining her Bachelor's Degree in Psychology with a minor in
recreation. Kelsey received her Master's Degree in Higher Education Administration
from Texas Tech University in May 2018. Kelsey found her love for Risk Intervention
at Pitt State being a Peer Educator for Gorillas In Your Midst. From the transition
from a Gorilla to a Red Raider Kelsey is proud to be working for RISE and helping
educate other Red Raiders and affiliates about dating violence, stalking, sexual assault,
consent education, and much more. In her free time, Kelsey can be found powerlifting
at local gyms or playing with her three-legged therapy dog Ringo.
Graduate Assistant - McKenna Garrison
McKenna is a Mass Communication graduate student from Angleton, TX. She is currently combining both of her passions of Student Affairs and Marketing in hopes of one day becoming a director of a student affairs department. McKenna, a devoted Red Raider, received a Bachelor's Degree in Public Relations from Texas Tech. As she continues her education, she joined the RISE team to educate her peers on issues she is passionate about. A jack of all trades, she hopes to educate the Tech community on having a healthy mind, body, and soul. You can usually find her binge-watching Netflix, cuddling her Boston Terrier Cory, or lounging in the pool with friends. McKenna looks forward to furthering her experiences with RISE and helping the Texas Tech community.
Student Assistant- Ryan Galliger
Ryan is a junior Accounting major from Katy, TX looking to eventually become a Certified Public Accountant. During his sophomore year, Ryan became more involved on campus by becoming the Director of Health, Safety, and Wellness for Murray Hall's Complex Council, and served as a member of the TechSafe Committee for RHA. Ryan enjoys managing his fantasy sports teams, hiking with his friends, volunteering at Saving Grace Pit Bull Rescue, and keeping up with Game of Thrones. He looks forward to further strengthening his skills with his position at RISE.