Meet the Staff

Lauren Dorsett, MS, MCHES - Health Promotion Coordinator

As Health Promotion Coordinator, Lauren guides the Health Promotion staff in every endeavor. Lauren earned both her Bachelor of Science in Community Health and her Master of Science in Health Education from Texas A&M University and has 11 years of health education experience. She builds curriculum, develops programming, monitors assessment efforts, and supervises and advises students and staff. Lauren is especially proud of her efforts in shaping Health Promotion's mission, vision, purpose, and goals; developing a strategic plan for the direction of the office; and opening opportunities for staff to grow professionally. She loves seeing how far Health Promotion's reach spans across the university, the community, and beyond! In her free time, Lauren loves spending time with her family and watching her children grow and learn. Her hobbies include reading fiction and romance novels and admiring the art of hand lettering.

 

Marigold Hudock, MS - Health Promotion Specialist

Marigold serves as a Health Promotion Specialist for the office. Originally born in San Antonio, Texas, Marigold attended The University of Texas at Austin for her undergraduate degree and received a Bachelor of Arts in Plan II and English. She then switched school loyalties and became an Aggie at Texas A&M University where she received a Master of Science in Student Affairs Administration in Higher Education. Marigold's previous experience and expertise includes advising student groups, violence prevention, and building and facilitating curriculum. Her main duties in Health Promotion include alcohol and other drug prevention, advising the Aggie Recovery Community, and coordinating programming for the THRIVE Living Learning Community. The best parts of her job are the students she works with and empowering them to achieve their goals. In her spare time, Marigold can be found at local dog parks with her chunky and funky dog, Saucy the basset hound.


Kaysey Aguilar - Health Promotion Specialist

Kaysey serves as a Health Promotion Specialist for the Health Promotion office. After graduating from the University of Texas - Pan American with a Bachelor of Science in Biology, she came to the Texas A&M School of Public Health to pursue a Master's degree in Health Promotion (which she will graduate with in December!). In addition to Biology and Health Promotion, Kaysey has also taken classes in Psychology and has a strong interest in health behavior and mental health. Throughout her time in higher education, she has engaged in public health research, volunteering, and work, developing an understanding of community needs and how to address them. When not working to improve Aggie health, you can find her reading, doing crafts, studying Spanish, or learning interesting skills and facts.

 

Suzanne Swierc, MPH, CHES - Health Promotion Specialist

Suzanne recently joined the Health Promotion team with nearly five years of health education experience. Although she grew up in College Station, Suzanne attended Texas State University, where she earned her undergraduate degree in Nutrition and Foods. A few years later, Suzanne graduated as a Master of Public Health from Texas A&M University. Suzanne is particularly passionate about nutrition education and maternal and child health, and she actually enjoys public speaking, giving presentations, and leading trainings. In her "free time," Suzanne plays flat track roller derby and teaches 2nd grade religion at church. She is also an accomplished seamstress who loves baking, dancing, and reading.

 

Katie Dash, CHES - Graduate Assistant

Katie serves as Health Promotion's Graduate Assistant. She obtained her Bachelor of Science in Health with an emphasis in Community Health from Texas A&M in 2017. Upon graduation, Katie was selected by faculty and staff as the Community Health Honor Undergraduate. She is currently pursuing her Master of Science in Health Education and teacher certification from Texas A&M. Katie is also a Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) with a strong passion for helping others through the health field. In her free time, Katie loves attending concerts, exploring airports, and playing with her two pups, Jack and Sally.

 

Bailey Beene - Intern

Bailey is Health Promotion's intern for the Fall 2017 semester. She is a health major with an emphasis in Community Health and will graduate this December from Texas A&M. Bailey plans to attend nursing school in the Spring, but hopes to learn how to effectively communicate health information to peers, as well as future patients during her time with Health Promotion. Health and fitness have always been a passion of Bailey's and she enjoys her daily workouts, and to balance it out, a few Oreos throughout the day! In her free time, she enjoys cooking good meals, browsing Pinterest for crafts she may or may not ever get around to, and spending time with friends and family.

 

Megan Buck, CHES - Student Employee

Megan is a first-year graduate student studying Health Education with the goal of being a sexuality researcher. She also earned her Bachelor of Science in Health with a minor in Sociology from Texas A&M and served as President of The Sex Project for the 2016-2017 academic year. Megan loves exploring the field of sexuality from both the health and sociological perspectives and hopes to study variance in sexual norms. She loves iced coffee, interior design, and hip hop. Megan's current big project is editing our website to make everything accessible and relevant to students!

 

Peyton Bonner - Student Employee

Peyton is entering her junior year as a Community Health major and Psychology minor. She spent the second half of her summer break studying abroad in Bonn, Germany. In Germany, Peyton enjoyed learning about the German health care system and many advancements made in the health field. Peyton loves to run and go on spontaneous adventures! This will be her second semester with Health Promotion.


Destiny Dancer - Student Coordinator

Destiny is the Student Coordinator for the Sex in the Dark Training Program for the 2017-2018 academic year. She is currently a School Health major originally from Corpus Christi, Texas, and will be graduating in the Fall of 2019 and hopes to pursue a career in health policy. Destiny is passionate about providing at-risk populations with health resources that encourage the incorporation oh healthy behaviors, especially those that relate to sexual health. She is currently the President of The Sex Project, an on-campus organization aimed towards educating the students of TAMU about sexual health. In her free time, she enjoys watching satirical comedy specials and participating in Student Bonfire.


Khiem Pham - Student Coordinator

Khiem is the Student Coordinator for the Less Than U Think program for the 2017-2018 academic year. He is a senior Industrial Distribution major with a double minor in Business and Math from Houston, Texas. He will be graduating in December 2018 with aims of becoming an actuary in the future. Khiem is part of Class Councils here on campus and enjoys being part of other organizations that have a diverse group of people. He enjoys getting up early for a morning workout, hanging out with his friends, watching sports, or driving down to Houston to participate in family activities and events. Khiem's favorite study space in College Station is Sweet Eugene's because of its great atmostphere and good coffee.