Mines DI&A Ambassadors

Program Overview

The Mines DI&A Ambassadors program is a strategy used to help meet the growing requests for diversity and inclusion workshops across campus. Mines DI&A Ambassadors engage in deeper learning about implicit bias, microaggressions and other diversity, equity and inclusion topics as they relate to fostering a culture of inclusion and enacting positive social change on campus.

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meet the ambassadors


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Laura Ball
Human Resources Director, Mines Foundation

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Mark Bowen
Undergraduate Student, Quantitative Biosciences and Bioengineering

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Jerilin Brewer
Coordinator, PASCAL Center

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Deb Carney
Teaching Professor, Applied Mathematics & Statistics

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Mary Elliott
Executive Director of Residence Life and Auxiliary Services

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

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John Howard
Senior Director, Intramural & Club Sports

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Rakhi Ihiga
Assistant Director of Learning and Development, HR

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Amanda Jameer
Assistant Teaching Faculty, Chemistry

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Jessica Keefer
Director, New Student & Transition Services

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Kelly Olson
Associate Director, Mines DI&A and WISEM

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Lakshmi Krishna
Director, Undergraduate Research

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Mayuri Kushare
Graduate Student, Mechanical Engineering

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Sareen Lambright Dale
Associate Director, Prevention Programs & Confidential Services

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

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Olivia Livneh
Online Learning Experience Designer, Mines Online

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Arielle Rainey
Research Project Professional, Mines DI&A

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Megan Rose
Senior Budget Analyst – Academic Affairs, Budget & Planning

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Chuck Stone
Teaching Professor, Physics

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Kelsi Streich
Director, Student Activities, Involvement & Leadership

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Muthu Vinayak Thyagarajan 
Graduate Student, Mining Engineering

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Duygu Yalaz
Industry Partnership Lead for Continuing & Executive Education