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Kasey Lenning

Executive Director

Major: International Studies and Economics, Minors in Sustainability Studies and Spanish

Graduation Year: 2023

Why I Joined: I joined LoboTHON to support the kiddos treated at UNM Children's Hospital.


I've stayed with LoboTHON for the past three years because their stories are so impactful and


need to be shared with the campus community.


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Daniela Millan

Media Director

Major: Political Science & Communication Minor in Honors

Graduation Year: 2024 ​


Why I Joined: Being able to give back to our community was very important to me and being


able to help the kiddos inspired me to join. At the end of the day, I know I can help make a


difference with the help of our loboTHON family to help the kids!

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Angel Baca

Public Relationship Chair

Major: Business Degree With a Focus in HR Management and Operations Management.

Graduation Year: 2024

Why I Joined: I believe that helping and fighting for the next generation is the only way the world will continue to grow! I am in LoboTHON to help grow our community and family.

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Destinee alarcon

Social Media Chair

Major: Biology

Graduation Year: 2025

Why I Joined:I joined lobothon because I wanted to raise money for the kids and bring more awareness to how important the unm childrens hospital is to the state of New Mexico.

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Emma Ziegler

Social Media Chair

Major: Theatre/Honors

Graduation Year: 2023

Why I Joined: I got drawn into LoboTHON because I wanted to make a positive difference. I've stayed with LoboTHON because of the families and amazing kiddos being treated!

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Gabriella Marez

Video Production Chair

Major: Film and Digital Arts

Graduation Year: 2025

Why I Joined:I was introduced to Dance Marathon at my high school by my best friend. After working with dance marathon for the first year I fell in love with the club and the cause. Ever since then I have been apart of Dance Marathon and that is why I have continued in it at UNM.

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Savannah Gonzales

External Director

Major: Math Education, Philosophy

Graduation Year: 2023

Why I Joined: LoboTHON has brought me some of the most amazing people in my life! It truly brings so much joy seeing those kids and seeing the amazing things we can do for them.

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Nyla Mitchell

High School DM Chair

Major: Biology

Graduation Year: 2025

Why I Joined: I joined LoboTHON to give back to my community in a way that is bigger than myself. Hearing Kyle Stepp’s story made me motivated to give back to the kids and help them live a more normal life while receiving treatment.

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Dorsa Zamanian

Campus Relations and Outreach Chair

Major: Biology/Psychology

Graduation Year: 2025

Why I Joined: The biggest thing that caused me to want to be involved was my experience with the last dance marathon! Additionally I have been volunteering throughout my whole life, and LoboTHON is such an important cause. Hearing the miracles kids’s stories is a life changing experience.

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Jade Mendoza

Participant Recruitment Chair

Major: Radiologic Science

Graduation Year: 2025

Why I Joined: I joined LoboTHON because I loved how kind and welcoming the community was. I knew right of the bat that I wanted to get involved and help the kids as much as I could.


Aleksia Minetos

Finance Director

Major: Philosophy/Political Science Major

Graduation Year: 2024

Why I Joined: I wanted to get involved in the UNM community and had heard about LoboTHON from some friends. Once I applied and joined, I immediately loved it and I am so grateful for the people I have met and what we get to do every day.

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Simran Bhardwaj

Partnership Chair

Major: Health, Medicine, and Human Values with a minor in Business

Graduation Year: 2024

Why I Joined: I was apart of LoboTHON last year, and I was drawn to the cause because I think that every kid should get a chance to pursue their dreams without health issues getting in the way. After experiencing my first DM last year, I knew I had to do it again!

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Allana Strong

Fundraising Events Chair

Major: Marketing

Graduation Year: 2024

Why I Joined: My brother was a miracle kid, and I remember all they help they gave us. I saw this as my chance to give back to the community.

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Sofie Carrillo

Finance Chair

Major: Political Science & American Studies

Graduation Year: 2024

Why I Joined: Seeing the amazing work that the UNM Children's Hospital does not only for the kiddos, but for our community as a whole has inspired me to get involved. Dance Marathon is an event that brings all UNM students and community members together for a day of inspiration, motivation, and fun! I hope to see you all at Dance Marathon!

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Gurleen Kaur

Stewardship Chair

Major: Population Health/Chemistry

Graduation Year: 2023

Why I Joined: I wanted to be part of LoboTHON because I wanted to be part of a movement that helps the kids. It is a great platform that works towards providing donations for the UNM children’s hospital.

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Amparo Cristina Arredondo

Participant Fundraising Chair

Major: Biology major and Spanish minor

Graduation Year: 2025

Why I Joined: I was drawn to LoboTHON because of the amazing group of people that continuously work towards improving children’s health. It was inspiring to see everything come together at the 2022 Dance Marathon and knew I wanted to be for the kids! Being interested in pediatrics, I knew my heart belonged in LoboTHON.


Phia Smith

Internal Director 

Major: English, Chemistry

Graduation Year: 2024

Why I Joined: LoboTHON provides a connection between community and campus that I knew I wanted to be a part of. Equal, accessible, affordable care is a right that every human should have. The work that LoboTHON does allows us to work towards a healthier tomorrow. We are this generation fighting for the next.

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Jill Tanori

Family Hospital Relations Chair

Major: Nursing

Graduation Year: 2025

Why I Joined: The philanthropy behind LoboTHON is what really attached me to the organization. Working with so many amazing people while benefiting the lives of children being treated UNMCH is what makes LoboTHON worthwhile!

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Lily Marquez

Event Operations Chair

Major: Political Science and International Studies

Graduation Year: 2025

Why I Joined: LoboTHON drew me in because of the program’s ability to have such a big impact. I chose to join so that I could contribute to bringing something positive to the amazing kids and families at UNMCH.

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Gracie Silva

Morale Chair

Major: Family and Child Studies

Graduation Year: 2025

Why I Joined: I was drawn to LoboTHON because it’s such an amazing organization that helps these amazing kids. It has a special place in my heart since my brother was at UMMH and child life helped him so much. So I would love to give back to other kids and make them feel supported and loved as well.

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Jess Newman

Volunteer Chair

Major: Communication / Sustainability

Graduation Year: 2023

Why I Joined: I had friends involved with LoboThon last year and it was such a welcoming and positive community when I stopped by to say hi! I helped at the golf tournament and dance marathon last year and they were so fun it inspired me to apply for a position. I love engaging with the community and seeing all of the kiddos!

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