Meet the Team

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Your college search can be an intimidating process. Our team at Colorado School of Mines is always happy to help you navigate your search! Meet our staff below, and please don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions. 

Undergraduate Admissions
(303) 273-3220

Graduate Admissions
(303) 273-3247

Meet the Team

Scroll down to learn more about our Admissions team, including their experiences, responsibilities, and recruitment territories.

Leadership Team

Dale Gaubatz
Executive Director of Admissions

With nearly 20 years of enrollment leadership experience, Dale is our Executive Director of Admissions. He is stoked to be a member of the Mines community and is captivated by the innovation across campus and our student’s experiences. Originally from Kansas, he grew up in St. Louis, Missouri and San Antonio, Texas. He and his family have lived in Colorado for over a decade and love their easy access to hikes, ski resorts and mountain towns. “The mountains were calling.”

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Louisa Duley
Associate Director of Admissions – Undergraduate Recruitment

Louisa has been in the Oredigger family for over 20 years. She is a Colorado Native, born and raised in Salida and went to college in Gunnison, which is one of the reasons she loves Golden and is passionate about serving our small town Colorado students. She specializes in out of state recruitment events, overseeing undergraduate enrollment’s role in reaching Mines@150 goals, working closely with athletes and coaches, serving as the the Director of SUMMET

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Maura Koch
Associate Director of Admissions – Systems

As the Associate Director of Admissions – Systems, Maura supports graduate and undergraduate admissions through the management of prospective student, applicant, and enrollment data. She enhances existing data management while developing new reporting and comprehensive tracking systems to increase the effectiveness of the university’s enrollment efforts. She also oversees the internal systems team.

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Jen Gagne
Associate Director of Admissions – Graduate Admissions

Jen joined the Admissions team in 2022 as the Associate Director of Graduate Admissions after working in CASA, the Center for Academic Services & Advising, for five years. Jen is responsible for leading comprehensive student recruitment and admission strategies to attract, recruit and enroll highly qualified graduate students. She also oversees the graduate recruitment team.

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Brogan Boles
Associate Director of Admissions – Marketing and Communications

Brogan joined the Mines team in 2021 and is the Associate Director of  Admissions – Marketing. She is responsible for providing strategic direction for marketing and communication efforts for new graduate and undergraduate student recruitment and enrollment. She also oversees the office’s internal marketing team.

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Recruitment & Visit Programs

The Recruitment team meet and correspond with prospective students and family members. This team manages all off-campus recruitment events, as well as on-campus tours and visit experiences.

Luke Contreras
Assistant Director of Admissions
Undergraduate Recruitment

Luke is the Assistant Director of Admissions with a focus on Undergraduate Recruitment. In his role, he hopes to be a resource and helping hand to the future generation of Orediggers. He coordinates with members of the Recruitment Team to meet future students and their families to talk about the amazing opportunities Mines provides. Luke loves presenting to groups of visitors and being a voice for the institution.

Learn more about Luke

Phone: (303) 273-3220


Corinne RigordaEva
Assistant Director of Admissions – Visit Experiences

Corinne joined the Admissions Office in 2022 and currently serves as the Assistant Director of Admissions – Visit Experiences. She is responsible for planning campus visit experiences and oversees our student ambassador program. She also participates in recruitment events across Colorado and beyond.

Learn more about Corinne

Phone: (303) 273-3220


Natalie Waddington
Admissions Counselor

Natalie joined the Mines team in 2022. As an Admissions Counselor, Natalie works with prospective students and applicants to help them navigate the college search and application process. This includes recruitment efforts in Colorado and beyond. She is also responsible for reviewing applications and plays a key role in developing and supporting programming for prospective and accepted undergraduate students. 

Learn more about Natalie

Phone: (303) 273-3220


Jessie Lubka
Graduate Recruiter
Mines Online

Jessie is a graduate of the University of Connecticut who made her way into higher education in 2018. As a graduate recruiter, specifically for Mines Online, Jessie works with students and adult learners interested in pursuing an advance degree from wherever they are in the world. Whether it is a graduate certificate, Master’s non-thesis or a fully-online PhD, Mines Online programs are developed and designed for traditional and non-traditional students.

Learn more about Jessie

Phone: (303) 273-3247


Nicholas Fernandez
Graduate Admissions Counselor
Underground Engineering

Nick joined the Mines community in 2022. As the Graduate Admissions Counselor for Underground Engineering, he is responsible for representing Colorado School of Mines to prospective graduate students, corporate and industry partners, and helping to increase graduate enrollment within the underground engineering graduate programs. He also oversees our graduate student ambassador program. 

Learn more about Nick

Phone: (303) 273-3247


Danielle Dworak
Transfer Enrollment Coordinator

Danielle brings over 16 years of experience in Higher Education working primarily with non-traditional students and is excited to serve incoming and current Transfer students here at Colorado School of Mines.  As the Transfer Enrollment Coordinator, she helps prospective transfer students through the admissions process, understanding and maximizing their course credits, and connecting them to the wealth of resources on campus that will help them have a positive and successful educational experience at Mines.

Learn more about Danielle

Phone: (303) 273-3220


Josephine Richardson
Scholar Programs Coordinator

Josephine joined the Mines community in 2021. As the Scholar Programs Coordinator here at the Colorado School of Mines, Josephine supports the enrollment of the very best and brightest candidates for undergraduate admissions. Her passion is helping first-generation students from underserved communities realize their collegiate dreams. 

Learn more about Josephine

Phone: (303) 273-3220



The Marketing team is responsible for all communications with prospective students, families, and community members. This includes development of email and digital campaigns, as well as print pieces.

Julie Ann Williams
Assistant Director of Admissions
Graduate Marketing

Julie Ann joined Mines in 2019, and the Admissions team in 2022. As the Assistant Director of Admissions – Graduate Marketing, he is responsible for supporting admissions marketing and communication initiatives that help drive graduate student recruitment and enrollment goals at Mines. This includes oversight of print and digital brand management, as well as the marketing coordinator position.

Learn more about Julie Ann

Phone: (303) 273-3247


Max Hamberger
Assistant Director of Admissions
Undergraduate Marketing

Originally from Buffalo, New York, Max joined the Mines team in 2020. As the Assistant Director of Admissions – Undergraduate Marketing, he is responsible for supporting admissions marketing and communication initiatives that help drive recruitment and enrollment goals at Mines. This includes oversight of print and digital brand management, as well as the social media ambassador program.

Learn more about Max

Phone: (303) 273-3220


Systems & Operations

The Systems & Operations team is responsible for processing applications, managing student data, and developing new and innovative ways to streamline the admissions process. This team also oversees office management and logistics.

Eric Freson
Assistant Director of Admissions

Eric is the Assistant Director of Admissions- Systems. He’s a fixer and facilitator for the staff in the Admissions office and works behind the scenes to help enroll students. His own student experiences in Higher Education were incredibly positive and that translated to a love for working with prospective students to help them experience the same.

Learn more about Eric

Phone: (303) 273-3220


Stacy Seamans
Assistant Director of Admissions
Graduate Applications

Stacy is the assistant director of graduate admissions and is enthusiastic about helping prospective students apply for graduate school and guide them all the way through to the enrollment process. Stacy is proud to be an Oredigger because she knows that the students that graduate from Mines go on to excel in their professions and that their research is meaningful to the Earth’s environment.

Learn more about Stacy

Phone: (303) 273-3247


Michele Douglass
Admissions Operations Specialist

Originally from Brooklyn, New York, Michele moved to Denver in 2014 with her husband, two children and chocolate lab. Michele works primarily with college transcripts and is inspired everyday by Mines’ amazing students, faculty and staff. She enjoys the many sunny days of Colorado and its majestic mountains. Most of all, she loves going to the rink to watch her kids play hockey and DJing for their games.

Learn more about Michele

Phone: (303) 273-3220


Angel Dotson
Assistant Director of Admissions
Graduate Systems

As a part of the Graduate Admissions systems team Angel, assist Applicants and Departments with any processing and/or application issues along the way. She enjoys helping prospective and current students through the application and enrollment process and making sure those processes are as streamlined and straightforward as possible.

Learn more about Angel

Phone: (303) 273-3247


Michelle Herd
Admissions Systems Coordinator
Data Management

Michelle is a Diversity and Inclusion Champion dedicated to Relationship Building, Organizational Change & Social Impact. She has spent her career working in Higher Education, Healthcare and Start Up Cultures in positions focusing on Executive Leadership, Information Security, Project & Technology Management, and Process Improvement. After an eight year hiatus, she’s excited to be back working in Higher Education and couldn’t be happier calling herself an Oredigger.

Learn more about Michelle

Phone: (303) 273-3220


Mariana Moita
Office Specialist

Mariana recently joined the Mines community in 2021 and she is the Administrative Assistant III in Admissions. She loves being part of such an amazing and collaborative team! Her favorite thing about working for Mines is being able to welcome the newest class of Orediggers and being part of their college experience.

Learn more about Mariana

Phone: (303) 273-3220


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