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!

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Fall 2018 PA Schedule



Blad Dominguez Junior, Computer Science

Hi, I’m Blad! I’m originally from Basalt, CO. I’m your stereotypical computer science student. I’m a big indoor kind of guy, which means I spend a lot of time playing video games, listening to all kinds of music, reading manga, and trying to learn about anything interesting I can find. Feel free to talk to me about anything to do with the computer science department here 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.

Taylor Cuba Junior, Civil Engineer

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

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.

Pablo Lopez Sophomore, Civil Engineering

Hi, I’m Pablo! I’ve lived in Texas and Colorado most of my life. Both of my parents are from Mexico and I am a First Generation Student. I love going to concerts, my favorite concerts have been at Red Rocks and I listen to a lot of different music. I really like to work out and I try to go to the gym as much as I can. Traveling is one of my favorite things to do and I have been to Mexico, Germany, and France.

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 a Colorado native, from Gunnison, and I really really like to ski 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. Fun fact: I like public speaking.

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, New Mexico. I've had two internships in the oil and gas industry and would like to pursue a career in it.