Texas Tech University

Meet our Team

 

Brittany Todd, M. Ed. (she/her/hers)

DirectorBrittany Todd

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 well-being plays a significant role in college success. Brittany enjoys supporting her son's soccer, baseball, and community theatre passions, volunteering, and the Crimson Tide! 

 

Haley Wallace, M.A. (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.

 

Alex Faris, M.S. (he/him/his/él)

Program Manager: Peer Education and Outreach

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Alex attended Cal State Fullerton where he obtained both his B.S. and M.S. in kinesiology with a focus in gerokinesiology and health promotion for aging populations. After graduation, Alex moved into corporate wellness for nine years where he provided wellness programming for organizations such as Boeing and Shell Oil and Gas. In 2017, Alex moved into academia where he worked in campus recreation at Rice University and was an adjunct faculty member teaching fitness and health classes. Alex has recently joined RISE in May 2021 and is happy to be part of the team. In his free time Alex enjoys creative writing, yoga, weight lifting, gardening, cooking and hanging out with his cats.

 

Aubrey Brozo, BSW (she/her/hers)

Graduate Assistant

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Aubrey Brozo was born and raised in Lubbock, Texas and graduated from Texas Tech University with a Bachelor's Degree in Social Work in 2019. Aubrey has professional experience in child welfare, hospice, and developmental disabilities. She is currently pursuing her Master's Degree in Social Work from Texas Tech and joined the RISE team in January 2022 to complete her field practicum. Aubrey's job responsibilities with RISE include program support, presentation and educational outreach, and prevention education. In her free time, Aubrey enjoys reading, going on walks with her dog Sasha, and meditating. She is excited about contributing to a healthy and safe campus environment for the students of Texas Tech University.  Aubrey's job responsibilities with RISE include program support, presentation and educational outreach, and prevention education. In her free time, Aubrey enjoys reading, going on walks with her dog Sasha, and meditating. She is excited about contributing to a healthy and safe campus environment for the students at Texas Tech University.

 

Kaitlyn Mullan (She/Her/Hers)

Lead Graphic Design & Marketing Assistant

kaitlyn headshotKaitlyn Mullan hails from the small Fort Worth suburb of Justin, Texas. She is currently pursuing her BFA in art with a concentration in graphic design and will graduate in May. Working as our Lead Graphic Design and Marketing Assistant, Kaitlyn continues to spread the good word of RISE throughout campus via advertisements, promotional items, and everything in between. When not crafting designs behind her trusty MacBook, Kaitlyn enjoys traveling, cooking and baking, reading, and spending time with her fiancé and cat Stormie.

 

Esmeralda Aguilera (she/her/hers) 

Peer Education President

Peer Ed President PhotoEsmeralda Aguilera was born in snowy Michigan, but was raised in sunny El Paso Texas. She is pursuing her BA in Psychology and minoring in Addictive Disorders and Recovery Studies. She hopes to one day become a Clinical Psychologist helping those searching for recovery. Esmeralda is our peer education president leading our team of eighteen peer educators in reaching out to their fellow students to share with them RISE's wellness philosophy and serving as a support system for all TTU students. When she's not at RISE she enjoys curling up with a good book, going dancing with her friends, and participating in student organizations.  

 

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.