Spring 2021 Chapter Officers

Lanie Breckenridge (She/Her/Hers and They/Them/Theirs)

Lanie Breckenridge (She/Her/Hers and They/Them/Theirs)

President

Knock knock who’s there it’s me.

I’m a junior in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering with a minor in Engineering for Community Development (a mouthful, I know). I’m in the Peace Corps Prep program, I like dogs, I want to study abroad in Colombia, and I have a super cool girlfriend studying biomedical engineering at CSU. I also climb so you’d better believe I’ve got wicked forearms. I served on Exec as Treasurer for 3 semesters and now on this most auspicious semester I am the President. Ask me about the nail that’s been in my stomach for over a year now.

Email: breckenridge@mymail.mines.edu

George Karachepone (he/him/his)

George Karachepone (he/him/his)

VP of Campus Events

Sup I’m George and I’m a fourth year at the Colorado School of Mines. I grew up in Las Vegas and am studying Computer Science with a minor in Physics.

Email: gkarachepone@mymail.mines.edu

Connor Graflund (he/him/his and they/them/theirs)

Connor Graflund (he/him/his and they/them/theirs)

VP of Community Outreach

Hello! I’m Connor and I’m a third year Computer Science undergrad student. Before being the VP of Community Outreach, I was the Media Chair. I grew up in the northwest suburbs of Chicago, Illinois. I am on the Mines club volleyball team. I love video games, cats and getting to know new people! Send me your favorite meme.

Email: cgraflund@mymail.mines.edu

Piper Nichols (She/Her/Hers and They/Them/Theirs)

Piper Nichols (She/Her/Hers and They/Them/Theirs)

VP of Advocacy

Hi! I’m Piper, a Junior in Biochemistry with a minor in Data Science. In my free time I enjoy creating music, playing video games, taking photos and hanging out with my cat. I’m originally from a bit outside of Portland, Oregon but have traveled all over the US. I love talking to people so shoot me an email if you want to chat!

Email: pipernichols@mymail.mines.edu

 

Kat Bailey (she/her/hers)

Kat Bailey (she/her/hers)

Treasurer

Howdy y’all! My name is Kat. I’m a second year Chemical Engineering Major with the Biological Track and I’m in the McBride Honors Program. I’m originally from Bakersfield, California which is very flat and hot and polluted. SO! I really love being here in Colorado. I love to go hiking when I can. I also love to cook and bake in my free time because I finally have access to a kitchen. I LOVE playing board games very very very much. I’m the treasurer for oSTEM this semester. So yay managing money. I’m also involved in the Mines marching band and concert band. If any of y’all want to talk about anything, feel free to virtually visit my office hours. 🙂

Email: kbailey@mymail.mines.edu

Malcolm Johnston (They/Them/Theirs and He/Him/His)

Malcolm Johnston (They/Them/Theirs and He/Him/His)

Secretary

I’m Malcolm Johnston, and I’m a third-year Chemistry student going for a minor in the McBride Honors Program. I was born in Boise, Idaho, but I moved to Fort Collins, Colorado when I was seven, and I’ve lived in this state ever since. I have a semester of experience as secretary, so I’d like to think I have some idea of what I’m doing. I’m the middle child, with an older brother also attending this school and a younger brother in high school. Feel free to talk to me about writing, books, history, video games, or chemistry!

Email: msjohnston@mymail.mines.edu

Mary Amsler (she/her/hers)

Mary Amsler (she/her/hers)

Media Chair/Webmaster

Hi, Mary is my pseudonym, and I am a senior studying civil engineering. I grew up in Westminster and enjoy playing the ukulele and watercolor painting.

Chapter Advisors

Mary Elliot (She/Her/Hers)

Mary Elliot (She/Her/Hers)

oSTEM Chapter Advisor and Director of Residence Life

I was born and raised in Golden, CO and after spending time in the Midwest earning my MA in Higher Education Administration (University of Iowa) and working in higher education for 10 years at Washington University in St. Louis, I finally made my way back to Golden to work here at Mines! I have been at Mines since 2014 and love my role as the Director of Residence Life and Housing. I also love that my role allows me to take the time to be one of the advisors to oSTEM. As an advisor to this group of amazing students, I learn every day what it means for students to truly support and care for one another and each day I am challenged to be the best ally that I can be to our LGBTQ+ community here on campus and outside of our community as well. I have the honor of co-facilitating our Safe Zone training program with some of our talented leadership and helping to educate our students, staff and faculty on how they can be the best allies they can be. Advising oSTEM is the most rewarding, humbling and fun things I get to do here at Mines and I am grateful every day to be involved in this organization.

Email: mfelliot@mines.edu

Josh Ramey

Josh Ramey

oSTEM Chapter Advisor and CBE Professor

I’m an associate teaching professor in the department of Chemical and Biological Engineering and I am interested in improving undergraduate biology education with research interests in synthetic biology and genetic engineering. I grew up in New Mexico and obtained my PhD in Molecular Biology at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, where I also explored DNA replication and cell-cycle regulation as a post-doc. I also have a background in industry where I worked as a scientist at OPX Biotechnologies, focused on the genetic engineering of E.coli to produce a precursor to acrylic acid.

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.

Email: cjramey@mines.edu