Spring 2021 Chapter Officers
Lanie Breckenridge (She/Her/Hers and They/Them/Theirs)
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.
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.
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.
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!
Kat Bailey (she/her/hers)
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. 🙂
Malcolm Johnston (They/Them/Theirs and He/Him/His)
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!
Mary Amsler (she/her/hers)
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.
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.