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Rede Hired as Santa Fe County Extension Home Economist

LAS CRUCES--Marsha Rede started work in January as Santa Fe County's home economist with New Mexico State University's Cooperative Extension Service.

Rede is returning to Santa Fe Extension after 13 years. She was the home economist there in 1986.

Rede has worked for the last year as the director of resident services at the University Terrace Good Samaritan Village in Las Cruces. Prior to that, she worked as a community relations representative for United Blood Services in Las Cruces, and as a marketing consultant for Dairy Max Inc., which covers southern New Mexico and El Paso.

Other experience includes work as a home economist for the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program and as a nutritionist for the Women, Infants and Children program in Doņa Ana County.

Rede is looking forward to spending more time with kids. "I like working with kids, helping to motivate them," she said. "I also really like the educational field."

Rede received a bachelor's degree in vocational home economics from Western New Mexico University in Silver City in 1982 and a master's degree in family, life and consumer sciences from NMSU in 1989.