Fall 2022 Chapter Officers
Syd Thomas (he/him/his)
Yo, I’m Syd! I’m a senior in Engineering Physics going for an ASI in Space and Planetary Science/Engineering. I was the Social Chair for Spring ’22 and now I’ve moved up to be your new President. I have too many hobbies including various kinds of art, reading, board games and table top rpg’s, and video games. I’m really looking forward to seeing oSTEM grow and to building more connections with students, faculty, and sponsors. Feel free to reach out to me with any questions and feedback for oSTEM!
Andrea Armstrong (she/her/hers)
VP of Campus Events
Hey, my name is Andrea and I’m currently a Sophomore in Mechanical Engineering. This year I’m serving as oSTEM’s VP of Campus Event! This means you’ll see me around Pedestrian Plaza a lot this year. I like to spend my free time reading, napping, and just generally getting outside. In addition, I grew up around Tulsa, OK so the mountains here in CO are a real treat. Can’t wait to see you all around!
VP of Advocacy
Kai Mohoney (SHe/THEY)
Howdy! You can call me Kai or Dess. I am a sophomore currently in Mechanical Engineering. This 2022-2023 year I am oSTEM’s Advocacy Chair! You’ll likely see me at all sorts of oSTEM events. I spend my free time playing games, reading, drawing, writing, and taking walks and hikes in the great outdoors! I’m looking forward to learning all about the inner workings of oSTEM, as well as seeing it grow with new members. I’m excited to get to know people at Queer Coffees and I’ll see y’all around campus.
Neil Walsh (he/him/his)
VP of Community Outreach
Hi, I’m Neil, and I am a junior majoring in computer science. I am from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, which is super-hot and humid, so I am very glad to be here. I do miss the food every now and then. I am the social chair for oSTEM so, I help plan the different social events throughout the year. I really enjoy camping, hiking, board games, and audiobooks. I am excited to meet and get to know all of you and hope to see y’all all at some of our social events.
Julian Knight (HE/HIM/HIS)
Ryan Zhang (she/her/hers)
Hiya! I’m a second-year Computer Science student and Treasurer for oSTEM. I grew up in Colorado and have lived here my entire life; it’s a lovely state out in the middle of nowhere. I’m also involved with High Grade, OreSec, as well as a *few* other things here at Mines. I enjoy socializing, video games, cooking, and long walks out in nature. Feel free to ask or talk about anything with me, from CS major/career advising questions to discussing which upcoming Genshin character is the hottest (yes this is an open invite). Come say hi, I don’t bite!
Joey Lovato (he/him/his)
Grad Student Liason
Hello! My name is Joey Lovato and I go by he/him/his pronouns. I am a first-year grad student studying Computer Science in a 5-year combined program (if all goes well, I’ll get my masters in May!). As an undergrad, I participated in Band, McBride, the Harvey Scholarship Exec Board, and TA’ed many semesters for CS courses. This year, I am adjunct faculty for CS@Mines teaching my favorite undergrad course, Data Structures. Outside of school, I enjoy writing, brewing coffee, weightlifting, playing the piano, writing music, and undertaking deeply philosophical conversations with anyone who dares. I am so excited to support oSTEM this semester. Please reach out if you have any questions!
Jeremiah Woollenweber (any)
Alex Jones (she/they)
Mary Elliot (She/Her/Hers)
oSTEM Chapter Advisor and Director of Residence Life
oSTEM Chapter Advisor and CBE Professor
It is important to me to be a proud and visible member of the LGBTQ+ community at Mines. As an advisor with oSTEM, I am continuously inspired by young queer scientists and engineers as we work together to foster an environment of inclusivity at Mines.
Outside the classroom, I love hiking in the mountains of Colorado and traveling with Justin, my wonderful husband of 5 years. I also have a wonderful golden-doodle that looks like a muppet named Chloe.