Officers

President - Bri Treffner

 

Hi, I’m Bri Treffner a rising senior in the Engineering Physics department. I am nontraditional transfer student from Red Rocks Community College and while I have always loved space, it took me a few years to understand I loved engineering too. I am very excited to be the president for AIAA-CSM and I’m looking forward to continue to develop the aerospace community at Mines. Please reach out if you have feedback for the leadership board, if you want to get more involved, or if the club can help you with your project!

 

 

Vice President - Claire Thomas

 

Hi, my name is Claire and I’m a senior in mechanical engineering. Aerospace is my passion, and the industry I hope to become a part of after graduation. Besides being involved with AIAA, I am also super involved with Maker Society, and I enjoy going off campus to dive every Tuesday. 

 

 

Treasurer - Nicholas Kistler
 

Hello everyone, my name is Nicholas Kistler. I am currently a junior at mines working towards a degree in mechanical engineering with a minor in computer science. I am very excited to be apart of the AIAA board this year as treasurer and I can’t wait to see what this year has in store. I have been interested in the aerospace industry for many years and hope to use my degree towards furthering the industry when graduating. In my free time I enjoy action packed video games and nearly everything that involves magic. I can’t wait to see what and who this year brings! 
Secretary - Jarod Spencer

 

I am a sophomore majoring in Engineering Physics with an ASI in Space and Planetary Science and Engineering. I am extremely interested in human space flight and planetary exploration and hope to work in Systems Engineering for any one of the numerous space flight companies following graduation. In my free time I play Ultimate Frisbee, work for the library, and keep up with the latest in space news. As secretary, I will not only organize records for the club and communicate with AIAA but also do my part to publicize the club and increase its popularity so that we can grow to make an even greater positive impact on the Mines community.

 

 

Membership Chair - Taryn Tucker
Hi! My name is Taryn Tucker, and I am from Colorado Springs, Colorado.I am a junior in mechanical engineering pursuing a minor in Space and Planetary Science and Engineering. I have been interested in space for as long as I can remember, and hope to one day work with the launch vehicles that we send to space for research and other purposes. I am very excited to be the new membership chair for AIAA, and hope to make this year fantastic for our current members, as well as welcome many more to the club. Please do not hesitate to reach out to me if you have any ideas or feedback for the club!
Social Media Chair - Samyuktha Senthilkumar
Hi there! My name is Samyuktha Senthilkumar and I am a junior in Computer Science with an emphasis in Robotics & Intelligent Systems here at Mines! I hail from Parker, Colorado and I am so excited to be this year’s Social Media Chair for AIAA. Growing up, I have always had a love for space and rockets. I believe that there are only three things in this universe that we humans do not have a very good understanding of; the human body, the ocean and the universe itself. I have always wanted to learn more about space and our neighboring planets (and beyond) as well as how I can make an impact on how we understand and explore those things. I am beyond excited to take you all on an adventure through space and sharing the latest news (or just super cool photos) of our lovely universe!

 

Outreach Chair - Jason MacKay
Hello my name is Jason Mackay and I will be a junior in the 2019-2020 academic year, and I will be holding the position of Outreach Chair within AIAA . My major is mechanical engineering and I am working towards the Space and planetary Science and Engineering ASI. I look forward to helping to expand AIAA and the aerospace community here at Mines.
Mission Specialist - Connor Smith
I’m Connor Smith from Lakewood Colorado and I am so excited to finally take part within AIAA. I have been interested in Aerospace since middle school and took part in the Lockheed Martin Explorer post and NASA HUNCH program before heading to college. Here at Mines I have been/will be the Treasurer for the Robotics club, a Resident Assistant, a University Innovation Fellow, and the Junior Class Representative. I hope to do the club and its members well and continue to spread Aerospace influence across campus and beyond.

Mission Specialist - Julia Harvey
Julia is a sophomore at Colorado School of Mines who has been interested in space since middle school.  She has been part of two different robotics groups over the course of high school in mainly a programming position.  She hopes to apply her computer science knowledge to the club.