SWE Officers

Zoe Karnisky

President

zkarnisky@mines.edu

Hi! My name is Zoe Karnisky and I am the President of SWE this year. I am currently a senior in Electrical Engineering with an emphasis in power and energy. I am really excited to see the amazing things SWE is going to accomplish this year and hope I can create a welcoming and uplifting space for SWE members as president. Throughout my time at Mines, SWE has supported me professionally and socially through career building to making new friends to being the leader I never knew I could be. I am excited to see how I can expand this to support more women at Mines and help others to be strong leaders as well. Outside of SWE, I am an officer for Mines Green Team, I play the viola in the Mines orchestra, and I really can’t keep a hobby, but currently I am into skateboarding. Feel free to come say hi if you ever see me around, I am always happy to meet new people!


Nina Botvin

VP of Finance

nbovin@mines.edu

My name is Nina Botvin, and I am the VP of Finance this year. I’m a senior majoring in Geological Engineering, following the mineral exploration track. I am also working towards my masters in Geological Engineering. At Mines, I am also a member of the Mines Undergraduate Research Fellowship. I’m excited to increase my impact on SWE and continue to make meaningful connections through this organization!


Jessica Tomshack

VP of Outreach

jessicatomshack@mines.edu

Hello! My name is Jessica, and I am a senior in Mechanical Engineering with a focus in Aerospace Engineering. This year, as I did last year, I am serving as the Vice President of Outreach. I am so excited to be returning to this position because 1), I am very passionate about encouraging girls in STEM, and 2), I loved getting to support and mentor the Outreach directors last year and I know it will be just as fun this year. Outside of SWE, I am also involved in AIAA (American Institute of Aeronautics and Aeronautics) as Communications Chair, WOAA (Women of Aeronautics and Astronautics), Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society, oSTEM (Out in STEM) and the Mining Engineer Marching and Concert Band (bass drum, flute, and concert percussion).


Molly Thigpen

VP of Membership

Mthigpen@mines.edu

Hello! I am Molly Thigpen, this year’s VP of membership! I am going into my senior year majoring in Chemical Engineering with a minor in Energy. I am so excited to engage more members in our awesome SWE section! Outside of SWE I am apart of Sigma Kappa and love to hike, read, and ride horses in my spare time.


Bridget Germany

VP of Communications

germany@mines.edu

Hello, my name is Bridget! I am from Erie, Colorado, and I am a junior in Chemical Engineering. Outside of SWE, I am a part of Mines Betsy’s Friends Peer Education program and a member of Alpha Phi Sorority . Outside of classes, I love snowboarding, reading, watching movies, and watching baseball (go Rockies). 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!


Adelaide Yu

Donor Relations Director

yu1@mines.edu

Hello! My name is Adelaide Yu. I am a senior majoring in Electrical Engineering with an emphasis in integrated circuits, computer engineering, and software systems. My hobbies include hanging out with friends, exploring new places, and video games. I am involved with the following clubs: Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers and Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers. I am really excited to be serving in a position with SWE this year! I am looking forward to getting to know all the members of SWE and helping to create a stronger community. The Society of Women Engineers is such a supportive group of people and I’m excited to be contributing to that this year.


Gemma Ponce

Logistics Director

gemmaponce@mines.edu

I’m Gemma, a Junior in Materials and Metallurgical engineering. I am excited to support SWE as a logistics director 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.


Lucy Travis

Logistics Director

lucy_travis@mines.edu

Hi my name is Lucy and I am a logistics director. I am currently a sophomore in applied mathematics. On campus I am involved in CKI, Mines Concert/Pep Band, and Vanguard Scholars. I also enjoy hanging out with friends and listening to music. I am excited to be a logistics director for SWE this year!


Diya Vinod

Logistics Director

dvinod@mines.edu

Hello! My name is Diya Vinod, and I am a senior studying computer science. I am excited to be one of the logistics directors for SWE this year. As an officer for SWE, I can’t wait to connect with more members and build an even stronger community of women at Mines. I enjoy hiking, playing tennis, and reading in my free time. Other campus organizations I am involved in include the Association of Computing Machinery – Women and the Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers. I’m so excited to see everything our SWE chapter accomplishes this year!


Makenna Straka

Girls on the Rise Director

mstraka@mines.edu

Hi! My name is Makenna Straka and I am a junior in Quantitative Biosciences & Engineering. I’m also involved in the Peer Mentor and Honors & Scholars programs on campus. Outside of school, I love to listen to music, ski, skateboard, and read. I am ecstatic to be this year’s Girls on the Rise Director because I love watching our SWE section collaborate to get young women excited about STEM!


Jessica Lewandowski

Girls are Smart Director

jlewandowski@mines.edu

My name is Jessica Lewandowski and I am a junior at Mines studying Quantitative Biosciences and Engineering. Outside of SWE I am involved with the Mines Foundation Dignitaries, Sigma Kappa Sorority and Order of Omega. I’m super excited to be the Girls are SMART director this year and inspire young girls to get involved in STEM!


Sophie Reynolds

Girl Scout Engineering Day Director

sreynolds@mines.edu

Hi, my name is Sophie Reynolds, and I am the Girl Scout Engineering Day Director for SWE! I am a junior majoring in biochemistry. I am involved with the Campus Living Student Association and the International Society of Pharmaceutical Engineers at Mines. Outside of campus, I enjoy hiking and kayaking. I am also very excited to encourage and excite girls through SWE!


Eva Christianson

Girls Lead the Way Director

echristianson@mines.edu

My name is Eva Christianson, and I am the Girls Lead the Way Director this year! I am a senior 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. I love meeting inspirational women through SWE events, and I enjoy the supportive and empowering atmosphere SWE provides.


Grace Doud

Service to Succeed Director

gdoud@mines.edu

Hello! My name is Grace Doud and I am going to be a junior in chemical engineering and the Service to Success Director. I am looking forward to volunteering with other SWE members and being able to help out around the Golden community. Outside of SWE, I am the secretary of Ice Cream Club, a part of Tau Beta Pi Honor Society, and work at the Mines Rec Center. I love to hike, ski, and climb in my free time!


Mae Oling

Recruitment Director

moling@mines.edu

Hi! My name is Mae Oling, and I am a second-year Engineering Physics major. This year I am the recruitment director and am so excited to show people how great SWE is. I am also a member of the sorority Pi Beta Phi and various other clubs like Society of Physics Students and Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers. In my free time I love crocheting and playing video games. I’m looking forward to a great year!


Raistlynn Baros

Networking Director

raistlynnabaros@mines.edu

Hello! My name is Raistlynn Baros, and I’m this year’s SWE Networking Director. I’m a Mechanical Engineering student with a focus on Aerospace Engineering, and have previously served as SWE President and SWE Girls Lead the Way Director. I’m also this year’s Diversity, Inclusion, and Access Chair for Mines American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA). In my free time, I love to explore the local mountains in every way I can, and to continue work writing a D&D campaign.


Sabrina Saidy

Mentorship Director

ssaidy@mines.edu

Hello! My name is Sabrina Saidy and I am a sophomore majoring in Mechanical Engineering with a minor in Aerospace Engineering. As Mentorship Director, I am so excited to help form meaningful connections in SWE! Outside of SWE, I am a RA (Resident Advisor), an officer for WOAA (Women of Aeronautics and Astronautics), and I am involved in intramural sports. Some of my hobbies include reading, watching movies, and watching hockey. I am looking forward to a great year in SWE!


Veronica Sherman

Special Events Director

veronica_sherman@mines.edu

Hello! My name is Veronica Sherman and I’m the Special Events Director this year. I’m a second- year in Environmental Engineering from Lewisville, North Carolina. At Mines, I also hold an officer position in Mines Green Team, and am involved with Vanguard Scholars, Oredigger Camp/ Peer Mentors, and Astronomy club. In my free time, I like to read, run, spend time with friends, and listen to music. I love meeting more women who love STEM and the supportiveness of SWE.


Silje Ostrem

External Relations Director

siljeostrem@mines.edu

Hi! I’m Silje, and I’m a senior/combined student in Electrical Engineering w/ a focus on Antennas and Wireless Communications. This year I’m the External Relations Director and I’m super excited to plan incredible experiences for our SWE chapter! I’m heavily involved in undergraduate research as an undergraduate researcher in the ARC lab and and as a URA. Outside of school I love reading, hiking, and cooking.


Brynn Scherrer

Social Media Director

brynn_scherrer@mines.edu

Hi! My name is Brynn, and I am a mechanical engineering major with a minor in aerospace engineering. I’m a sophomore this year, and I’ll be the Social Media Director. I’m so excited to continue the media accounts for SWE this year and hope to keep members, and anyone viewing the accounts, engaged and informed about what SWE does and what events are happening. I’m also a board member for AIAA at Mines, and I am an avid Tetris-player! I look forward to this school year and can’t wait to connect with my fellow SWE members!

Camryn McGrath

University Relations Director

Cmcgrath1@mines.edu

Hi everyone, my name is Camryn and I just completed my undergrad in chemical engineering at Mines and am staying for a masters in Advanced Energy. This year I am the University Relations director for SWE and I very excited to plan SWEeknd workshops! Outside of SWE I am on the Mines club ski team, and I love to ski, sail, camp and adventure!