Meet the Staff
Sandra Sims, PsyD
Originally from Bethlehem, PA, Sandra received her bachelor’s degree from Penn State University. She went on to earn her master’s and doctoral degrees in Clinical Psychology from Florida Tech. Her background encompasses work in community mental health, juvenile and criminal court systems, managed care, private practice and employee assistance programs. She has been at Mines since 2004 and truly enjoys this amazing community. For fun and renewal, Colorado camping and outdoor endeavors take the prize.
Jennifer Hannon, LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Originally from St. Louis, MO, Jennifer received her master’s degree in clinical social work from Loyola University Chicago. She began her career working in hospital mental health settings, both in Chicago and later in Denver. She loves spending time in the mountains, traveling and laughing. Jennifer has been at Mines since 2007.
Kate Kelsey, LMFT
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Kate is a licensed therapist with a specialization in couples and family therapy. Originally from Buffalo, New York, she moved to Colorado in 2005 and received her master’s degree from the University of Colorado, Denver. Kate has worked in the mental health field for over ten years and for over two years in the Counseling Center. She enjoys traveling, reading, yoga and gardening.
Shelley McRae, LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor
Originally from Pennsylvania, she received her undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. While completing her BA in psychology, Shelley also competed as a varsity lacrosse player. After college, Shelley moved to Colorado due to her love of the sun and the outdoors. Once in Colorado for a few years, Shelley returned to school and completed her master’s degree in counseling psychology and counselor education from the University of Colorado at Denver in 2007.
Lauren Jensen, LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Lauren is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who received her degree from the Graduate School of Social Work at the University of Denver in 2008. Lauren grew up in Beloit, Kansas and she has a background working in women’s empowerment and child advocacy agencies as well as integrated health care. Lauren lived and worked in Guatemala after her undergraduate experience where she learned her love of other cultures, Guatemalan coffee, and working with people in their unique environments. Lauren is genuinely excited about joining the Counseling Center team and for the opportunity to serve as the Outreach Coordinator to expand services for the benefit of the students at Mines.
Julie joined the Mines Wellness Center staff in 2012 as the Office Manager, then shifted to the Counseling Center Case Manager in 2018. She grew up in Des Moines, Iowa and attended college at the Art Institute of Colorado gaining an Associate’s Degree in Photography. Along with photography, Julie enjoys Pilates, snowboarding and being walked by her dog ^.^
Jeremiah is an outdoor enthusiast – turned – indoor administrator passionate about making students feel welcomed through professionalism and caring. He has worked at Mines since 2015 and has more than a decade of experience working with students in a mental healthcare setting.
As the front desk manager, he is responsible for greeting students, scheduling dental and counseling visits, and answering Wellness Center department inquiries.
When he isn’t working, you’ll find Jeremiah backpacking and snowboarding in the Rocky Mountains, playing City Skylines and binging on Netflix Sci-Fi.