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 - Graduate Assistant

Kaysey serves as one of the Graduate Assistants 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. After graduating this December, she hopes to gain experience in a public health-related job before pursuing a doctorate degree that will allow her to perform health promotion at a higher, deeper level. In addition to Biology and Health Promotion, Kaysey has also taken classes in Psychology and has a strong interest in health behavior. 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. At the Health Promotion office, Kaysey works with the Alcohol and Other Drug programs, facilitating and developing programs to best meet the needs of students. In Spring 2017, she also co-coordinated the 2017 Safe Spring Break event. When not working to improve Aggie health, you can find her reading, doing crafts, studying Spanish, or learning interesting skills and facts.

 

Katie Dash, CHES - Graduate Assistant

Katie serves as one of Health Promotion's Graduate Assistants. 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, hip hop, and Louis CK (and she acknowledges how weird this combo is). Megan's current big project is editing our website to make everything accessible and relevant to students!

 

Dana Chen - Student Employee

Dana is a sophomore University Honors student pursuing a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting at Texas A&M University. She is involved in many organizations, spanning from sport, professional development, and leadership, such as the Freshman Business Initiative, where she serves as a Peer Leader for a group of Mays Business School freshmen. She loves joining all different activities and organizations in order to gain new experiences and to meet people whom she would not normally be in contact with in the classroom. In her free (or not so free) time, she likes binging shows on Netflix, laughing at memes, and hanging out with her friends. When she is not doing those things, she is probably talking about or showing people pictures of her 10-year-old puppy, a Shiba Inu named Akio!


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.