NMSU kinesiology student wins Miss New Mexico 2019 pageant

Misa Tran, an undergraduate kinesiology major, was crowned Miss New Mexico 2019 in June. She will participate in the Miss America pageant in 2020.

Misa Tran, who was crowned Miss New Mexico 2019 in June, is an undergraduate athletic training major in NMSU’s Department of Kinesiology and Dance, with plans to use her platform to help veterans and first responders and the Children’s Miracle Network.

As part of Miss America’s social impact initiative, Tran will be working with Operation Gratitude, an organization that provides care packages to deployed U.S. service members, veterans, first responders, recruit graduates, military children and wounded service members and their caregivers. She also will work with hospitals affiliated with the Children’s Miracle Network.

After being inspired by her Alamogordo High School athletic trainer to attend NMSU, she fell in love with the kinesiology department. 

“What keeps me here is the faculty,” Tran says. “The quality of teaching that I’ve received from the kinesiology department in particular is impeccable.”

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