Mines DI&A Ambassadors

Program Overview

Mines DI&A Ambassadors program is a strategy used to help meet the requests for diversity and inclusion workshops across campus. Mines DI&A Ambassadors who will take a deeper dive into learning about implicit bias and microaggressions during a nine-week training and certificate program. External consultants equip Mines faculty, staff and students on how to effectively facilitate workshops, and in turn, prepare DI&A Ambassadors as campus facilitators. 

Mines DI&A Ambassador certification program flyer 

meet the ambassadors


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Jerilin Brewer
Assistant Director, Admissions

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Emma Hollenstine
Undergraduate Student, Chemical Engineering

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Lakshmi Krishna
Director, Undergraduate

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Amalia Queller
Travel & Reimbursement Administrator, MAPS

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Meredith Wirth
Undergraduate Student, Mechanical Engineering

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Amanda Davis Senior Learning & Development Specialist, HR

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Heather Houlton
Program Manager and Research Analyst, Mines DI&A

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Amy E. Landis
Professor, Civil Engineering and Faculty Fellow Mines DI&A

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Kelsi Streich
Director, Student Activities, Involvement & Leadership

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Lukas Fahle
Graduate Student, Mining

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Jessica Keefer
Director, New Student & Transition Services

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Jon Leydens
Professor, Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences (HASS)

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Ariana Vasquez
Post Doc, Trefny Center 

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Spencer Fretwell
Graduate Student, Physics

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Kelly Knechtel
Program Manager, Mines DI&A and Assistant Director, WISEM

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Heather Mirletz
Graduate Student,
Advanced Energy Systems

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Muthu Vinayak Thyagarajan 
Graduate Student, Mining Engineering

Fall 2020 Training Topics

Exploring Implicit (unconscious) Bias

Minimizing Microaggressions

Overview of training topics

Training Dates

Every Tuesday, October 13-December 15
1:30-4:00 PM
Week of fall break, 10/21 instead of 10/20

Mines community members can schedule a Mines DI&A Ambassador-led training for their campus unit, academic department or student organization starting January 2021.