CASA Peer Advisor

CASA Peer Advising

The CASA Peer Advising program connects students to upper-level peers who are personable, supportive, and understanding of the needs of Mines students. Peer Advisors are an integral part of CASA because they offer an invaluable and genuine student perspective on courses, registration, major exploration, and Mines academic resources.  In addition, Peer Advisors share their time management, study skills, and exam preparation techniques with students looking to reinforce their skills for academic success. The CASA Peer Advisors are excited to work with you! Contact Kyle Castro for additional information: 

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Blad Dominguez Junior, Computer Science

Hi, I’m Blad! I grew up in Basalt, CO. I’m a big indoor kind of guy, so I spend a lot of time playing video games and listening to all kinds of music. Feel free to reach out about the computer science department at Mines!

Frederico Diogo aka (New Light) Geophysics

Hi, I’m Frederico! I’m originally from Angola, and in my free time I like to play soccer and chess.

Max Pickus Senior, Chemical Engineering

Hi, I’m Max! Originally from Boerne, TX, in my free time I enjoy skiing even though I’m not that good at it and floating Clear Creek when it’s not freezing.

Cassidy Harris Graduate Student, Economics

Hi, I’m Cassidy! I’m currently studying Engineering and Technology Management, I’m a Colorado Native (originally from Pueblo), and I love to play club volleyball!

Jay Saxena Super Senior, Petroleum Engineering

Hi, I’m Jay! My hometown is in India, I’m a Lead Peer Mentor and President of the Indian Student Association. I love going out to watch movies and enjoy bowling.

Sarah Engert Senior, Mechanical Engineering

Hi, I’m Sarah! My favorite things to do are hang out with friends and family, play IM sports, and watch Netflix. I grew up in Farmington, NM. I've had two internships in oil and gas and would like to pursue a career in the industry.

Daniel Thorne Sophomore, Computer Science

Hi, I’m Daniel! My hometown is in Dallas, Texas. I enjoy going on hikes around the area and especially up Lookout Mountain. I also like designing games when I get the time.

Maddie Redden Sophomore, Geological Engineering

Hi, I’m Maddie! I’m originally from Gunnison, CO, and am the President of the Mines Ski Team. I also love books and enjoy a good Netflix binge. I like to go on mini adventures, especially when I can take cool pictures.

Taylor Cuba Junior, Civil Engineer

Hi, I’m Taylor! I grew up in Aurora, I’m in Sigma Kappa, and I enjoy playing board games with my friends and watching movies in my free time. I also play ukulele. If you have any questions about civil or joining a sorority feel free to come and talk to me!