SWE Officers

Azlan Tubbs

President

azlantubbs@mines.edu

My name is Azlan Tubbs, and I am the President this year. I am a senior majoring in computational and applied math with a minor in biology. At Mines, I also hold an officer position in the American Medical Women’s Association, the Society for Women in Math, and the Vanguard Scholars, and I am involved in intramural sports. I love meeting wonderful women through SWE events, and I enjoy the supportive and empowering atmosphere SWE provides.


Patricia Lamminar

VP of Finance

plamminar@mines.edu

Hi, my name is Patricia Lamminar, I am SWE’s VP of Finance for this upcoming year. I am entering my senior year in Chemical Engineering. I am also involved MEP and the Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers. I wanted to be an officer to help cultivate a supportive environment for all SWE members.


Emma Younger

VP of Outreach

emmayounger@mines.edu

Hello! My name is Emma and I am a Junior studying computer science! I love hiking, camping, baking, and pretty much anything outdoors. I am super excited to be a part of the outreach branch this year and coordinate lots of volunteering opportunities for our members!!


Emily Younger

VP of Membership

eyounger@mines.edu

I am currently the Vice President of membership for SWE this year and I am very excited to make our chapter engaging and beneficial for our members this year! I am currently a junior majoring in Statistics. Outside of the classroom, I am also involved in an acapella group called the Melodic Miners. In my free time, I enjoy hiking, reading, movies, or playing ukulele.


Maddie Spencer

VP of Communications

mdspencer@mines.edu

Hi! My name is Maddie Spencer, I’m a Sophomore in Computer Science, and I am from Castle Rock, Colorado. I love to be on the water, especially when it involves water sports like wake surfing, I enjoy watching movies, and playing cards with my family. 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!


Eva Christianson

Donor Relations Director

echristianson@mines.edu

My name is Eva Christianson, and I am the Donor Relations Director! I am a sophomore majoring in mechanical engineering. I am also involved with Pi Beta Phi, the Foothills Animal Shelter, and AIAA. I love how SWE builds connections between professionals and students.


Camryn McGrath

Logistics Director

cmcgrath1@mines.edu

Hi! My name is Camryn McGrath and I will be a logistics director for SWE this year. I am a junior in Chemical Engineering with a minor in Public Affairs from Vail, Colorado. Outside of SWE I am also involved in the Vanguard scholars program, McBride honors program, club ski team, Pi Beta Phi, and Mines without boarders. In my free time away from school you can find me skiing, snowboarding, sailing, or camping somewhere in the outdoors. I am very excited for this upcoming year and cannot wait to step back into the logistics director role!


Mallory Taylor

Logistics Director

mjtaylor@mines.edu

My name is Mallory Taylor and I am a sophomore majoring in Chemical Engineering from DeForest, Wisconsin. Outside of SWE, I am involved in club soccer and you’ll always find me outside or working out! I became an officer because SWE helped me transition to Mines and I wanted to help other younger women at Mines have a supportive network of women and I wanted to play a larger role in our amazing SWE section!


Elizabeth Ruehle

Logistics Director

earuehle@mines.edu

Hiya!  My name is Elizabeth Ruehle, but most people call me Liz.  I am one of the logistics directors this year.  This will be my sophomore year at Mines studying Chemical Engineering.  I am from Alaska and I love doing activities outside, including skiing, hiking, camping, and jumping in lakes.  I am enthusiastic about working with SWE this year and building a solid community of women in STEM!


Molly Thigpen

Logistics Director

mthigpen@mines.edu

Hi I’m Molly! I am a sophomore at Mines majoring in Chemical Engineering. I’m originally from Cave Creek, Arizona. I love riding horses, hiking, and hanging out with friends. I’m so excited to be apart of SWE this year and look forward to help building a supportive group of women at mines.


Jessica Tomshack

Girl Scout Engineering Day Director

jessicatomshack@mines.edu

Hello, I’m Jessica, and I’m the Girl Scout Engineering Day Director! I’m a sophomore 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!


Kimberly Munder

Girls are Smart Director

kmunder@mines.edu

My name is Kimmy Munder and I am the Girls are SMART director for SWE. I am a junior in chemical engineering and I am from Conifer, Colorado. My favorite things to do is snowboarding, playing soccer, and cooking.


Abby Rizzo

Girls on the Rise Director

afrizzo@mines.edu

My name is Abby Rizzo, I am a senior in Mechanical Engineering from Montrose, Colorado, and I am the Girls on the Rise Director for the 2022-2023 academic year. Outside of SWE, I am an instructor for the DECtech STEM Outreach Program and a member of the Mines Marching Band. I am excited to be more involved in SWE because I am passionate about STEM education and would love to see more young women become interested in engineering. I appreciate that SWE provides a welcoming and supportive environment for women at Mines to explore skills associated with a variety of STEM and career-focused topics and I am thrilled to be able to support our section!


Raistlynn Baros

Girls Lead the Way Director

raistlynnabaros@mines.edu

My name is Raistlynn Baros, and I’m a sophomore in mechanical engineering from Brighton, Colorado. I love the spending time in the Rockies, which has made me an avid skier and hiker, and inspired me to learn to rock climb. Around campus, I’m a member of the Vanguard Scholars, Mines Drumline, and upper Adventure Leadership Community. I’m honored to be this year’s Girls Lead the Way Director, and look forward to providing high school students this opportunity because of the positive impact SWE outreach had on me when I was younger.


Zoe Karnisky

Recruitment Director

zkarnisky@mines.edu

Hi! My name is Zoe Karnisky. I am a sophomore in Electrical Engineering with an emphasis in energy systems and power electronics. I am so excited to be the recruitment director 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.


Cheyenne Joslin

Networking Director

cjoslin@mines.edu

My name is Cheyenne Joslin and I will be this year’s Networking Director. I am from Littleton, Colorado and I am a junior at the Colorado School of Mines. I am pursuing a degree in Mechanical Engineering and a minor in Computer Science. Outside of SWE I am a member of the Vanguard Community of Scholars and work at the Office of Global Education as a Study Abroad Peer Advisor (SAPA). My hobbies include playing soccer, traveling, and 3D printing. I decided to join SWE because it provides a fantastic support system for women in STEM. SWE helps you learn the skills necessary to succeed during and after college, and provides opportunities to give back to Mines and its surrounding communities. I decided to become an officer because SWE has been incredibly supportive during my time here at Mines, and I want to make a positive change in the STEM community.


Maggie Houser

Mentorship Director

mhouser@mines.edu

Hello, my name is Maggie! I am from Fort Collins, Colorado, and I am in my last year of undergrad studying mechanical engineering. At Mines, I work in the Admissions Office, I am Service Chair for Blue Key, the communications director for the Mines Without Borders Graywater Project, and a Grand Challenges Scholar. Outside of classes, I love live music, hiking, and watching reality TV with friends. I am so excited to use my time as Mentorship Director to help create a vibrant, safe, and supportive mentorship community within SWE!


McKenzie Jones

Special Events Director

mckenziejones@mines.edu

Hi! My name is McKenzie Jones, and I am so excited to be your Special Events Director! I am currently a junior studying environmental engineering, am a part of the McBride Honors Program and Vanguard Scholars, and am a resident advisor for Gender Inclusive Housing in Elm Hall. I can’t wait to bring out chapter closer together this year!


Kate Spencer

External Relations Director

kjspencer@mines.edu

Hi! My name is Kate Spencer, I’m from Castle Rock, Colorado in the BSE program. In my free time I like to watch movies and hang out with my friends. I became a SWE officer because I wanted to get more involved with the organization, and I love how SWE connects all of the women at Mines.


Abagail Krostue

Social Media Director

akrostue@mines.edu

Hey, my name is Abbey Krostue. I am the Social Media Director for the Mines SWE section this year. I am a senior in Computer Science and am in the combined program working towards my MS as well! I am originally from Minnesota but am loving Colorado. On campus I am also involved in greek life, I am a TA for CSCI 475, I am on the Mines Dance Team, I am an RA, and I am a student ambassador. I love SWE because it’s an amazing group of women who also have an interest in STEM and in empowering other women in the field. If you ever have any questions please feel free to reach out! Also, go follow @mines_swe on instagram for updates on our events 🙂


Amii Lamm

University Relations Director

amiilamm@mines.edu

My name is Amii Lamm and I am the University Relations Director for this year. I am a junior majoring in Engineering Physics with a minor in energy. On campus, I’m involved in Society of Physics Students and my passion for physics has also led me to work as a teaching assistant for Physics II. I love cooking and baking in my free time. I wanted to become involved in SWE for the outreach events promoting STEM and the many opportunities for students to gain the tools needed to succeed in their careers. I am very excited to be a part of this supportive community and hope we can continue to make an impact on girls pursuing STEM.