2020/2021 Society of Women Engineers Officers

Kate spencer

Kate spencer

President

kjspencer@mines.edu

Hi! My name is Kate Spencer, I’m a Senior in Geophysics, and from Castle Rock, Colorado. In my free time I like to watch movies and hang out with my friends. This year I am very excited to be President and to continue giving our members great opportunities and experiences! 

ashley galligan

ashley galligan

VP of Membership

ashleygalligan@mines.edu

Hey, my name is Ashley Galligan. I am the VP of Membership for the Mines SWE section this year. I am a junior in Biochemistry with a minor in Explosives Engineering. I’m a Colorado native, and with that I love hiking, getting out in nature, and taking pictures. On the Mines campus, I am also a PHGN 100 TA, an RA, and I do research. I love SWE because it’s an amazing group of women I can relate to, learn from, and hang out with. SWE also provides the opportunity to give back to the community and support other girls and women in STEM which is something I love and admire. I became a SWE officer to help give back to the organization that I love so much, and to be more involved with our outreach and networking events.

rebekka olson

rebekka olson

VP of Communications

rebekkaolson@mines.edu

Hi! My name is Rebekka Olson, and I am from Monument, CO. I am a senior majoring in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, and  I will be the VP of Communications this year. At Mines I am also involved with the club ultimate frisbee team, marching band, and CSMMAC. 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.

azlan Tubbs

azlan Tubbs

VP of Outreach

azlantubbs@mines.edu

My name is Azlan Tubbs, and I am the VP of Outreach. I am a junior majoring in math from Colorado Springs, Colorado. At Mines, I’m involved with intramural sports, Vanguard, and Society for Women in Math, and in my free time, I like to play soccer and piano. I love how SWE provides great connections between careers and students, and I particularly enjoy meeting wonderful women through SWE events. I’m looking forward to a great year with SWE!

maggie hurst

maggie hurst

VP of Finance

mhurst1@mines.edu

Hi, my name is Maggie Hurst and I am the VP of Finance this year for SWE. 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. I am also an officer for oSTEM and a participant in ChemE car. I enjoy rock climbing, road biking, hiking, watching Netflix, and reading books. I have enjoyed getting to know fellow women in STEM, and upcoming women in STEM, and participating in the events that SWE puts on. I am looking forward to participating in more volunteer activities through SWE, getting to know more SWE members, and reaching out to more women and other groups.

maddie spencer

maddie spencer

Recruitment Director

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 Recruitment Director and getting to help make SWE more available to the amazing women at Mines and girls that are interested in STEM! 

cheyenne joslin

cheyenne joslin

Networking Director

cjoslin@mines.edu

My name is Cheyenne Joslin and I will be this year’s Networking Director. I am currently a sophomore pursuing a degree in mechanical engineering, and I am from Littleton, Colorado. I am a member of the Vanguard Community of Scholars, the FIRST Fellowship, and Anime Club here at Mines. My hobbies include soccer, playing video games, watching unhealthy amounts of YouTube and Netflix, and 3D printing. I decided to join SWE because it provides an amazing support system for women in STEM. SWE helps you learn the skills necessary to succeed during and after college, and gives you the chance 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.

varada pothera

varada pothera

Mentorship Director

vpothera@mines.edu

Hi! My name is Varada, and I am from Lakewood, CO. I am a junior majoring in Applied Mathematics, and I am the Mentorship Director for SWE this year. Other than SWE, I am also involved in SWiM and Circle K on campus. In my freetime, I like to read or be outside. I wanted to be an officer for SWE because I love how the organization supports women and helps connect college students to the real world. I am very excited to be able to help women in SWE meet and make connections with each other this year. 

emma younger

emma younger

Special Events Director

emmayounger@mines.edu

Hello, my name is Emma and I am the Special Events Director this year! I am from Windsor, CO and I am a sophomore studying Computer Science. Other than SWE, I am involved in the Robotics Club, iGEM, and Kappa Alpha Theta here at Mines. I love to hike, camp, bake, and work on other various projects in my free time. I wanted to become a SWE officer because I love the community of supportive women present in SWE and I wanted to be a part of getting more people involved in the organization. I am super excited to be planning fun social events for our members and can’t wait for another great year of SWE!

patricia lamminar

patricia lamminar

University Relations Director

plamminar@mines.edu

 
Hi, my name is Patricia Lamminar, I am SWE’s University Relations Director for this upcoming year. I am entering my junior in Chemical Engineering. I am also involved in Mines Without Borders and the Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers. I wanted to be an officer to help cultivate a supportive environment for all SWE members. 
madison frotten

madison frotten

External Relations Director

mfrotten@mines.edu

 
Hi, my name is Madison Frotten, and I am SWE’s External Relations Director for the upcoming 2021/2022 school year. I am a junior in chemical engineering, and I am from Brighton, CO. Here at Mines, I am a SWE mentor, I am in AIChE, I am beginning undergraduate research, and I would love to join some IM volleyball this year! Filling up my free time with fun activities is really important to me so that I don’t get overwhelmed with school. I became a SWE officer because I loved what this club stood for, and wanted to help create and add to this inclusive community of women. I know coming to Mines can be daunting, but having SWE right at my fingertips helped make the transition easier for me. I want to be able to help other girls have an easy transition into Mines by adding fun activities that we can do through SWE by being you External Relations Director. I am so excited for this upcoming year!
caroline turner

caroline turner

Social Media Director

carolineturner@mines.edu

Hey all! My name is Caroline Turner and I am a Senior in Mechanical Engineering from Highlands Ranch, Colorado. I am the SWE Social Media Director for the 2021-2022 Academic Year. I decided to become a part of SWE prior to my freshman year at Mines so that I could find other women in STEM and I joined the officer team to be more involved in the SWE chapter at Mines. Outside of SWE, I am the President of the Mines Dance Team, the Secretary and Social Media Chair for ASME at Mines, MEGN 200 – TA, and am involved in research on campus. Outside of academia, I enjoy photography, hiking, card games, and all types of adventures!
evelyn cook

evelyn cook

Girl Scout Engineering Day Director

evelyncook@mines.edu

Hi! I’m Evelyn Cook, and I will be the Girl Scout Engineering Day Director. I am a junior in mechanical engineering from Aledo, TX. I am involved with undergraduate research, Vanguard Welcome Committee and Mentor, McBride Honors Program, Society of Women in Mathematics, Society of Women Engineers, rock climbing, and distance running. I became an officer because I wanted to become more involved with the program and make a difference in the lives of other women seeking STEM. I thought it was a great way to break out of my comfort zone and learn qualities that I have yet to develop as I am becoming an engineer. I am incredibly excited about my role and the impact I can make inspiring young girls about STEM.

abby rizzo

abby rizzo

Girls on the Rise Director

afrizzo@mines.edu

My name is Abby Rizzo, I am a junior in Mechanical Engineering from Montrose, Colorado, and I am the Girls on the Rise Director for the 2021-2022 academic year. Outside of SWE, I am an instructor for DECtech and a member of the Mines Marching Band. I wanted to become more involved in SWE because I appreciate how the organization provides opportunities for women at Mines to explore skills associated with a variety of STEM and career-focused topics within a welcoming and supportive environment. I am also excited to see girls’ interest in STEM grow through the events taking place this year!

kimmy munder

kimmy munder

Girls Lead the Way Director

kmunder@mines.edu

My name is Kimmy Munder and I am the Girls lead the Way director. I am a sophomore in chemical engineering this fall and I am from Conifer, Colorado. I want to play club soccer at mines in the fall, I like to rock climb at the red center, and I snowboard at Loveland ski resort. I like SWE because it unites girls in STEM together. I became a SWE officer because I want to help girls learn about STEM and encourage them to pursue their dreams.

pilar martin

pilar martin

Donor Relations Director

pmartin1@mines.edu

Hi, my name is Pilar Martin and I’m from Guam. I’m the donor relations director and a senior in chemical engineering. Aside from SWE, I am a member of Sigma Kappa and participate in undergraduate research. I’m excited to help our SWE chapter grow and I can’t wait to meet more women at Mines!

emily younger

emily younger

Logistics Director

eyounger@mines.edu

Hi, my name is Emily Younger and I will be a sophomore this year majoring in statistics and I am a Logistics Director this year. I am from Arvada, CO. Outside of SWE, you can find me involved in SWiM, the Peer Mentor program, and an all women acapellla group, The Melodic Miners. I decided to become an officer because I am very passionate about empowering women to accomplish anything they dream to. I am looking forward to have an impact within this incredible organization and to continue to build and strengthen Mines SWE community! 

Katelin Mann

Katelin Mann

Logistics Director

kmann@mines.edu

Hello! My name is Katelin Mann, and I am currently a sophomore majoring in Chemical Engineering (the Biological Track). I am from Colorado Springs, Colorado, and I am excited to join the SWE board as one of this year’s Logistics Directors. One of my favorite aspects of SWE is its overall mission to empower and equip women in STEM. I enjoy getting to learn new skills, develop myself professionally, and meet other successful women in STEM through SWE functions. In addition to SWE, I am involved in the Vanguard program, the Mines Catholic Campus Ministry, and the Core Review Program. I also enjoy reading, music, and playing soccer.

 

Breanna Moak

Breanna Moak

Logistics Director

moak@mines.edu

My name is Breanna Moak. I am a SWE Logistics Director for Fall 2021. I am a Colorado Native, born and raised in Lakewood. I love paddleboarding and paddleboard yoga. I am a master’s student in both the Environmental Engineering and Humanitarian Engineering programs- graduating in December! I love being a part of SWE because it gives me a community of like-minded individuals to spend time with, and I love all of the community outreach events that SWE is a part of. Being a SWE officer allows me to share this passion for STEM outreach and make others feel included in the Mines community. 

 

Kelly Knechtel

Kelly Knechtel

Faculty Advisor

knechtel@mines.edu 

Office Phone: 303.273.3146