Fall 2021 Chapter Officers

IMPORTANT NOTICE (AS OF April 26th, 2022)

This list of chapter officers is outdated, and will be corrected sometime within the next couple months.  Lanie Breckenridge, Piper Nichols, Malcolm Johnston, Joey Lovato, Mary Elliot, and Josh Ramey are still actively associated with oSTEM.

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 senior 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

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

 

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

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

VP of Community Outreach

I’m a fourth-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 served as oSTEM’s secretary for a year, and I spent a lot of my time complaining about the weather (I did other things, but that’s definitely my legacy now). 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, music, LGBTQ+ stuff, or chemistry!

Email: msjohnston@mymail.mines.edu

Maggie Hurst (She/Her/Hers)

Maggie Hurst (She/Her/Hers)

VP of Campus Events

Hi, my name is Maggie Hurst and I am the VP of Campus Events this year for oSTEM. My pronouns are she/her/hers and I’m a Junior in Chemical Engineering with a Biological Engineering Track. I am from Coeur d’Alene, Idaho but was born in Tuba City Arizona on the Navajo Reservation. I am also an officer for SWE and a participant in ChemE car. In my free time I enjoy rock climbing, road biking, hiking, watching Netflix, weird but fun science facts, and reading books. I am excited to meet more students in oSTEM and hope to see a lot of you at the events this year.

Neil Walsh (he/him/his)

Neil Walsh (he/him/his)

Social Chair

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.

Email: nwalsh1@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

Joey Lovato (he/him/his)

Joey Lovato (he/him/his)

Secretary

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!

Email: jlovato@mines.edu

Stephanie Caulk (she/her/hers)

Stephanie Caulk (she/her/hers)

Media Chair/Webmaster

Hi, I’m Stephanie, and I am a senior studying civil engineering. I grew up in Westminster and enjoy playing the ukulele and watercolor painting.

Email: sjcaulk@mines.edu

 

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