2019/2020 Society of Women Engineers Officers

Sophia Becker

Sophia Becker

President

sbecker@mymail.mines.edu

Hi, I’m Sophia! I am a Senior studying Chemical Engineering. In addition to this role, I worked hard to find ways to further develop SWE. Among other things, I have helped bring back the Executive Board retreat, served as a 2018 Welcome Back BBQ Co-Chair, and became the founder of the Mentorship Program. I have also been involved in SWE as a National Organization through my participation in the SWE Future Leaders program for Fiscal Year 2019 as well as my attendance at several conferences, including WE17 as an attendee, WE18 as part of the Collegiate Leadership Institute, and the 2019 WE Local in Denver as a Collegiate Competition Finalist. I got so heavily involved in SWE because it really helps me with my confidence as a woman in STEM–it also lets me get away from schoolwork while still advocating for women in the field. I love working with a supportive team of such strong, powerful women, and I think this year is going to be fantastic!

Elena Lundeen

Elena Lundeen

VP of Finance

ealundeen@mymail.mines.edu

Hi, my name is Elena Lundeen and I am a senior in Civil Engineering. Some hobbies include baking, hiking, and Netflixing. I’m excited to be serving as a SWE officer and helping the section better support and empower women in STEM. I and can’t wait to see what the year has in store!

Brianna Luiski

Brianna Luiski

VP of Communications

blijewski@mymail.mines.edu 

Hi! I’m Brianna Lijewski and I am a Junior in Computer Science with minors in Computational and Applied Mathematics and Statistics. I am originally from Castle Rock, CO, but I love living in Golden due to the close proximity to all things outdoors! I am super excited to be SWE’s VP of Communications because I enjoy having the ability to impact both students on our campus as well as future STEM students. My favorite part about SWE is being able to connect with a bunch of women on campus and make lifelong friendships!

Emily Bournia

Emily Bournia

VP of Public Relations

bournia@mines.edu

Hi my name is Emily Bournia. I am a Senior in Chemcial Engineering on the Bio Track Pursuing a Biomedical Engineering Minor. I am oringianly from Iliff, CO.  I became a SWE Officer because I think that it is important to have a group of women in STEM. I love SWE because it is a way to meet new women around campus! I do reseach in the Boyle lab working with Chromochloris zofingiensis. In my free time I love to get crafty and relax. 

Taryn Tucker

Taryn Tucker

VP of Outreach

tarynntucker@mines.edu 

Hi! My name is Taryn Tucker, I am from Colorado Springs and studying Mechanical engineering here at Mines. I am very excited to be this year’s VP of Outreach, as outreach, educating others about STEM, and interacting with the Mines community is something I feel very passionate about. My favorite part about SWE is all of the amazing, inspirational women I have met through the club and have developed amazing friendships with!

Bomsaerah Seong

Bomsaerah Seong

VP of Special Events

bseong@mymail.mines.edu 

Hello! My name is Bomsaerah Seong and I am a senior majoring in chemical engineering bio track! I wanted to continue being a SWE officer from last year because I love reaching out to Mines SWE members and to the community. My favorite part about SWE is all of the outreach events and awesome guest speakers. I look forward to plan many exciting special events for all of the Mines SWEples!

Sarah Livingston

Sarah Livingston

VP of Member Services

slivingston@mines.edu 

Hello! My name is Sarah Livingston, and I am from Shreveport, Louisiana. I am a senior in chemical engineering, pursuing a minor in Energy. I became a SWE officer because I wanted to not only be more involved with the SWE family, but also Mines as a whole. My favorite part of SWE has been all the connections I have made. Whether it be friends, people in industry, or faculty, I have enjoyed getting to know tons of people I would have never known otherwise!

Rebekka Olson

Rebekka Olson

BSO Director

rebekkaolson@mymail.mines.edu 

Hi! My name is Rebekka Olson, and I am from Monument, CO. I am a sophomore majoring in Materials and Metallurgical Engineering here at Mines. I became a SWE officer because I wanted to get more involved with the organization, and I love how SWE connects all the women at Mines

Breanna Moak

Breanna Moak

Girl Scout Outreach Director

moak@mymail.mines.edu 

Hello! My name is Breanna Moak and I am the SWE Girl Scout Outreach Director. for 2019, As a Colorado native, nature has been an important part of my life. Spending time enjoying nature and wanting to preserve that is why I am studying Environmental Engineering at Mines. I am also passionate about outreach to Girl Scouts because the events that Mines put on when I was young inspired me to be a strong woman and pursue a career in STEM. I am also a lifetime member of Girl Scouts and a recipient of the three highest awards in Girl Scouts. I am excited to inspire young women to be confident in themselves and to love all things STEM!

Jessica Hori

Jessica Hori

Evening with Industry Director

jnhorii@mymail.mines.edu 

Hi I’m Jess and I will be serving as the Evening with Industry Director this year. This will be my fourth year as a member of SWE and third year on the executive board after serving for a year as a Logistics Director and a year as Networking Reception Director. I love the community that is built by SWE and I think the outreach events are so fun! I’m excited to continue working on Professional Development and hope to help others as well! Besides being involved in SWE, I am also a part of APO, Blue Key, and the Mines Track team. This year, I will be a senior in Mechanical Engineering. In my free time, I love spending my time skiing, hiking, or hanging out with friends. I’m excited for another great year of SWE.

 Layla Moriarty

Layla Moriarty

Networking Reception Director

laylamoriarty@mines.edu

Hey! My Name is Layla Moriarty and I will be SWE’s Networking Director this year. I am from The Woodlands, TX and am in entering my junior year here at Mines. I am majoring in Mechanical Engineering with a hopeful graduation date of May 2021. In addition, to being part of SWE I am on the Mines’ Varsity Track and Field team. I am so exciting to be on the SWE executive board again as I had so much for being able to contribute to such an amazing organization.  SWE has such a positive impact to most every woman on campus and the way in which it empowers women is truly inspiring. 

Emma De Angeles

Emma De Angeles

Girls Lead the Way Director

edeangeles@mymail.mines.edu 

Hi, my name is Emma De Angeles and I’m from Littleton Colorado. I will be a junior in Chemical Engineering and am also a part of BSO. I became a SWE officer because I wanted to be more a part of SWE and love how it empowers and inspires women in science. My favorite part about SWE is meeting the members and getting to know them better.

Evaleena Reyes

Evaleena Reyes

Fundrasing Director

evaleenareyes@mymail.mines.edu 

Hello! My name is Evaleena Reyes and my major is  Chemical Engineering. I am from Bakersfield, CA and I am a transfer student. My first time at Mines I was overwhelmed and stressed but I heard about SWE and I immediately joined. I love that SWE empowers women, help others, and makes us realize how special and important each and every one of us are. I want to make other women feel that way so I decided to run for a position. I am now the financial director and I can’t wait for what this year will bring!

Katie Bruce

Katie Bruce

Logistics Director

kathrynbruce@mymail.mines.edu

Hi, my name is Katie Bruce and I’m continuing my role as one of SWE’s logistics officers for the fall semester. I’m a rising sophomore in chemical engineering from Spring, TX. My favorite part of SWE has been the supportive community of women around me.

Sarah Elrod

Sarah Elrod

Logistics Director

selrod@mymail.mines.edu 

Hello! My name is Sarah Elrod and I am from Arvada, Colorado. I am a senior in Chemical Engineering and I became a SWE officer because I wanted to be more involved on campus while having the opportunity to directly support other STEM women. The connections that I’ve been able to make through SWE have made Mines much more enjoyable for me and I hope to help continue that trend for other students.

Kate Spencer

Kate Spencer

Logistics Director

kjspencer@mymail.mines.edu 

Hi, I’m Kate Spencer and I’m a sophomore in Geophysics. I love being a part of SWE and helping with all the events that we do to help young women in the STEM field. And, I am very excited to be a logistics director for this year!

Kelly Kenechtel

Kelly Kenechtel

Faculty Advisor

knechtel@mines.edu 

Office Phone: 303.273.3146