Raistlynn Baros



Raistlynn Baros is this year’s SWE President, and a rising junior in Mechanical Engineering with a minor in Aerospace Engineering. In her free time, she loves to explore the local mountains in every way she can. She has previously served on the board as Girls Lead the Way director, and loves the opportunity to participate in outreach events to younger students to inspire them to pursie STEM. Raistlynn loves the wonderful opportunities SWE provides its members, and looks froward to seeing all of the amazing things the members of our section achieve this year.

Camryn McGrath

VP of Finance


My name is Camryn McGrath and I am so excited for my role as VP Finance for SWE this year! I am a senior in Chemical Engineering with a minor in McBride from Edwards Colorado. Outside of school you can usually find me out adventuring!

Jessica Tomshack

VP of Outreach


Hello, I’m Jessica, and I’m the VP of Outreach! I’m a junior in Mechanical Engineering with a minor in Aerospace Engineering from Northglenn, Colorado. Aside from SWE, I’m also involved in the Mining Engineer Marching Band on bass drum, Vanguard Scholars, and Out in STEM (oSTEM). In my free time, one of my favorite things to do is read novels. I’ve been a big advocate for women in STEM since starting high school, so I applied to be a SWE outreach director to continue inspiring younger girls to pursue what they love!

Zoe Karnisky

VP of Membership


Hi! My name is Zoe Karnisky. I am a junior in Electrical Engineering with an emphasis in energy systems and power electronics. I am so excited to be the VP of Membership for SWE this year! I am also involved in Mines’ robotics, Mines’ Green Team, and the symphony orchestra on campus. In my free time, I do tae kwon do, play guitar, and snowboard. I became a SWE officer because I love connecting with other women who have a love for STEM and want to make SWE more available to everyone.

Kimmy Munder

VP of Communications


Hello, my name is Kimmy! I am from Conifer, Colorado, and I am a senior in Chemical Engineering. Outside of SWE, I play on the women’s club soccer team and I am a Vanguard scholar. Outside of classes, I love snowboarding, reading, watching movies, and playing soccer. This year I am very excited to be the VP of Communications and getting to help make SWE more available to the amazing women at Mines and girls that are interested in STEM!

Diya Vinod

Donor Relations Director


Hello! My name is Diya Vinod, and I am a junior studying computer science. In my free time, I enjoy hiking, cooking, playing tennis, photography, and reading. Other campus organizations I am involved in include the Association of Computing Machinery – Women and the Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers. I love the supportive environment that SWE provides for women at Mines, and I am very excited to get even more involved in SWE this year! I look forward to connecting with more members and building an even stronger community.

Nina Botvin

Logistics Director


My name is Nina Botvin, and I am a Logistics Director this year. I’m majoring in Geological Engineering, following the mineral exploration track. At Mines, I also hold an officer position in the Undergraduate Research Student Scholars Organization, and am involved in Mines Undergraduate Research Fellowship and Mines Philharmonic Symphony. I’m excited to increase my impact on SWE and continue to make meaningful connections through this organization!

Brynn Scherrer

Logistics Director


My name is Brynn Scherrer, and I’m excited to be one of the Logistics Directors! I’m from Leesburg, Virginia, and I’m a freshman majoring in Mechanical Engineering with a focus in Aerospace Engineering. In my free time, I enjoy watching movies, playing games, and spending time with friends. I’m delighted that I get to support women embracing their STEM passions, and I’m excited to connect with a variety of strong individuals in SWE. I can’t wait to be more involved with this amazing group and help others foster meaningful relationships amongst their peers!

Veronica Sherman

Logistics Director


Hi! My name is Veronica and I’m one of the Logistics Directors this semester. I’m a first- year in Environmental Engineering from Lewisville, North Carolina. I’m also involved in Mines Green Team, Vanguard Scholars, and Astronomy Club. In my free time, I like to read, spend time with friends, and listen to music. I became a SWE officer because I wanted to meet more women who love STEM.

Makenna Straka

Girls on the Rise Director


Makenna Straka is the GOTR Director for the 2023-24 academic year, and she is a sophmore in chemical engineering. She’s super excited to watch the next generation of girls get interested in and engaged with STEM through GOTR!

Mary Nimey

Girls are Smart Director


Hey I’m Mary and I’m a senior majoring in Mining Engineering. I’m from Fairfax, Virginia. In addition to SWE on campus I’m involved in Greek life, SME, and Peer Education. I love trying new coffee shops, going to concerts, and being outdoors.

Bridget Germany

Girl Scout Engineering Day Director


My name is Bridget Germany, and I am the Girl Scout Engineering Day Director for SWE! I am a current sophomore majoring in chemical engineering. At Mines I am involved with Alpha Phi Sorority and American Institute of Chemical Engineers. Outside of campus, I enjoy a Rockies game and skiing. Most importantly, I am supper excited to support and inspire girls through SWE!

Jade Glaister

Girls Lead the Way Director


Hi, my name is Jade Glaister! I’m from Broomfield, Colorado and am a senior in mechanical engineering with an energy minor. At Mines, I’m also involved with Solar Decathlon & Tiny House, The Oredigger Newspaper, Tau Beta Pi, SASE, the symphony orchestra, and undergraduate research. In my free time, I enjoy climbing, crocheting, live music, and reading. I’m looking forward to being the Girls Lead the Way Director this year and helping young women feel welcome in STEM! Feel free to reach out to me with any questions 🙂

Katie Duncan

Service to Succeed Director


Hi everyone! My name is Katie and I am currently a rising Sophomore studying computer science. This year, I will be the serve to succeed Director! Outside of school, I love reading, watching TV, and travelling. I am also involved in Greek life as a part of Kappa Alpha Theta and a member of the Women’s Ultimate Frisbee team. Can’t wait for a great year!

Kayla Lee

Recruitment Director


Hi! My name is Kayla Lee. I am a junior in chemical engineering on the process track. I am so excited to be the Recruitment Director for this year! I love SWE and am grateful for the connections and enrichment I receive as a member. In my free time, I enjoy hiking and learning how to ski.

Molly Thigpen

Networking Director


Hi I’m Molly, and I am a 3rd year at Mines studying chemical engineering. I am so excited to be this years networking director, and to be apart of the board again this year. Outside of SWE I am apart of Sigma Kappa, and I enjoy hiking and riding horses in my free time.

Gemma Ponce

Mentorship Director


I’m Gemma, a sophomore in Materials and Metallurgical engineering. I am so excited to have the opportunity to help grow the mentorship community this year. I am also involved in undergraduate research and the Mines Climbing Team. In my free time I enjoy climbing, thrifting, and doing art.

McKayla Nelson

Special Events Director


Hello! My name is Mckayla Nelson, and I am a senior studying Mechanical Engineering with a minor in Computer Science. I am also a Vanguard Scholar and involved in Mines Little Theatre. Outside of school I enjoy crocheting, playing music, and being outdoors. I am so excited to be your Special Events Director this year!

McKenzie Jones

External Relations Director


Hi, my name is McKenzie Jones. I am the External Relations Director for this school year, and I am so excited to offer professional development opportunities to the whole SWE section. I am in my senior year studying Environmental Engineering with a minor in McBride. Outside of class I am in the Peace Corp Prep program, a Vanguard scholar, and an avid reader/painter.

Tess Johnson

Social Media Director


My name is Tess Johnson, and I am the Social Media Director for the Mines SWE section this year. I am a junior in Mechanical Engineering on the Aerospace track, with a McBride minor in Public Affairs. On campus, I am involved with WoAA, AIAA, and the Mines Philharmonic Orchestra. Outside of school, I’m always looking for ways to get outside, whether it is running, backpacking, or climbing! I love SWE because it has provided so many opportunities to have community with other women in STEM, and I love inspiring others to get involved. If you ever have any questions please feel free to reach out! Also, go follow the Mines SWE chapter on Instagram, Facebook, and Linkedin for updates on our events.

Eva Christianson

University Relations Director


My name is Eva Christianson, and I am the Director of University Relations this year. I am a junior majoring in mechanical engineering with a minor in computer science. At Mines, I also hold an officer position in American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics and Pi Beta Phi. I love meeting inspirational women through SWE events, and I enjoy the supportive and empowering atmosphere SWE provides.