Camp Director

Mavis Boatemaa Beckson-

Mavis Boatemaa Beckson is a doctoral student at the English Department with an emphasis in Rhetoric and Professional Communication and a minor in Gender and Sexuality Studies.  Mavis also earned her Masters in Rhetoric and Professional Communication in NMSU. She is a gender advocate with experience in working with NGOs that empower and support women's education. She is an enthusiast and an out-going person. Mavis likes spending her time mentoring young girls and listening to music. 

Camp Coaches

Natalie Taylor -

Natalie Taylor is a doctoral student in Rhetoric and Professional Communication at New Mexico State University. She moved to Las Cruces in 2016 after finishing her Master's in Creative Writing at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. While she's still adjusting to living in the desert, she's loving getting to know the area. In the English Department at NMSU, she teaches writing and serves as a Writing Program Coordinator. Natalie also has experience in book design and magazine editing. In her spare time, she enjoys running with her two huskies, cooking, and spending time with her partner.

Patricia Adu Mensah-


Patricia Adu Mensah was an instructor for COMM 265G at the Communication Studies Department at New Mexico State University.  She graduated from the University of Ghana, Legon with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Theatre Arts and a minor in Music. She then attended the Ghana Institute of Journalism, where she majored in Journalism and earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communications. She’s aspiring to be a professor of interpersonal and family communication studies. Her research focuses on interpersonal and family relationships, with an emphasis on relationship development and maintenance. Patricia graduated this spring with a Master of Art in Communication Studies. She loves to help people when given the opportunity.

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