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Meet the 2023-2024 Peer Educators

Lydia Alison

(she/her/hers)

Major: Environmental Engineering

Class: Sophomore

SUPE Group: Mental Health

Email: lallison@mines.edu

Training: Certified Peer Educator

Fun Fact: When I was younger, I was in a scene from the Barney Goes to the Firehouse movie.

“I wanted to be a Peer Educator to not only learn skills to improve my own life but also help my friends, family, and all those around me.”

Kayla Benson

(she/her/hers)

Major: Natural Resources and Energy Policy

Class: Graduate

SUPE Group: Healthy Relationships

Email: kebenson@mines.edu

Training: Certified Peer Educator, QPR, Alcohol Awareness, Certified Safe BAE Daisy Coleman Consent Culture Peer Educator, Safe Zone

Fun Fact: I’ve been to over 20 countries!

“I have been a Peer Educator for the last 3 years and loved being able to directly impact the Mines community in a positive way, especially regarding subjects like Diversity and Healthy Relationships!”

 

ava burger

(she/her/hers)

Major: Design Engineering

Class: Junior

SUPE Group: Wellness

Email: avaburger@mines.edu

Training: Certified Peer Educator, QPR

Fun Fact: My dog and I have the same birthday!

I wanted to be a Peer Educator to help contribute to a positive community where we all can thrive and feel at home at Mines, as well as develop my leadership skills. I’m super excited to be more involved in my immediate community at Mines and spread awareness, well-being, and positivity!

 

Amanda Camarata

(sHe/Her/Hers)

Major: Mechanical Engineering

Class: Graduate

SUPE Group: Peer Listening

Email: ajcamarata@mines.edu

Training: Certified Peer Educator, QPR 

Fun Fact: This is my first year participating in competitive powerlifting! It’s never too late to learn something new.

“Driven by my personal journey of navigating mental health and other struggles, I sought to become a peer educator to share what I’ve learned with other students. My goal is to help them effectively manage the pressures of college life while fostering a positive mindset. I thrive on assisting others, and by serving as a reliable source of support and dialogue, I aim to reassure students that they are not alone in their experiences.”

 

 

Amanda Camarata

Brooklyn dash

(she/her/hers)

Major: Metallurgical and Materials

Class: Sophomore

SUPE Group: Healthy Relationships

Email: bhdash@mines.edu

Training: Certified Peer Educator

Fun Fact: In my free time I enjoy making tufted rugs.

I wanted to become a peer educator to be able to provide support to others through education and listening. I want to ensure people feel welcome and have a safe environment.”

 

Brooklyn Dash

Robert Delmark

(he/him/his)

Major: Mechanical Engineering

Class: Junior

SUPE Group: Peer Listening

Email: delmark@mines.edu

Training: Certified Peer Educator, QPR, ASIST, Bystander Intervention

Fun Fact: I love cliff jumping. I’m planning on getting trained so I can test cliffs and the water to see if they are jumpable, then I can jump off of random cliff in the wild.

“I became a Peer Educator because I wanted to make a difference on my campus. I want to spread the strategies to deal with relationship problems, mental health, and overall wellness.”

 

Samantha dibben

(she/her/hers)

Major: Quantitative Biosciences and Engineering

Class: Sophomore

SUPE Group: Wellness

Email: sdibben@mines.edu

Training: Certified Peer Educator

Fun Fact: I was born and raised in Canada!

“Throughout my life, I have strived to help and ensure others are being taken care of. With being a Peer Educator, I have the opportunity to support my peers and give back to the Mines community which at the end of the day is all I care about.” 

Bridget Germany

(she/her/hers)

Major: Chemical Engineering

Class: Sophomore

SUPE Group: Peer Listening

Email: germany@mines.edu

Training: Certified Peer Educator

Fun Fact: Something I love to do is go to Rockies games!

I wanted to be a peer educator to be able to help and support the Mines community.”

Bridget Germany

Isa Libonate

(she/her/hers)

Major: Biochemistry

Class: Senior

SUPE Group: Healthy Relationships

Email: ilibonate@mines.edu, QPR

Training: Certified Peer Educator

Fun Fact: I’ve been skydiving!

“I was drawn in by the people, and stayed for the heart of what they do for people on campus. I hope to contribute in making a difference that I’ve seen in Peer Educators in the past.”

Bridget Germany

Maya Maes-Johnson

(she/they)

Major: Applied Mathematics

Class: Senior

SUPE Group: Mental Health

Email: mmaesjohnson@mines.edu

Training: Certified Peer Educator, QPR, Safezone

Fun Fact: I love to climb and look at big rocks.

“I wanted to become a Peer Educator because I am passionate about the mental wellness of students at Mines.”

 

peter manfredo

(he/him/his)

Major: Computer Science

Class: Senior

SUPE Group: Healthy Relationships

Email: pmanfredo@mines.edu

Training: Certified Peer Educator, QPR

Fun Fact: I make my own cheese.

“I have had some very dark times in my life and there have been some key people in my life that brought me out of that. If I’m able to be part of that for somebody, whether I know it or not, it would bring a smile to my face.”

 

shawn murh

(he/him/his)

Major: Quantative Biosciences and Engineering

Class: Senior

SUPE Group: Healthy Relationships

Email: shawnmuhr@mines.edu

Training: Certified Peer Educator, QPR

Fun Fact: I’ve dissected mosquitos’ brains before.

I really want to make a positive impact on the community!”

Natalia McEvoy

(she/her/hers)

Major: Chemical Engineering & Minor in the McBride Honors Program in Public Affairs

Class: Senior

SUPE Group: Wellness, Peer Listening

Email: nmcevoy@mines.edu

Training: Certified Peer Educator

Fun Fact: I love to bake and cook! Especially cakes and pastries!

I want to give back to the mines community and help my peers live healthier lifestyles!

Ava O’hara

(she/her/hers)

Major: QBE

Class: Sophomore

SUPE Group: Peer Listening

Email: aohara@mines.edu

Training: Certified Peer Educator

Fun Fact: I am from Oklahoma.

I wanted to become a Peer Educator to help out my community. 

Arabella quintanilla

(she/her/hers)

Major: Quantitative Biosciences and Engineering

Class: Sophomore

SUPE Group: Peer Listening

Email: aiquintanilla@mines.edu

Training: Certified Peer Educator

Fun Fact: I am from Guam & Hawai’i!

I wanted to be part of an evolving group that works to help the wellbeing of our community! I feel that mental health is very important and I would love to have the ability to listen to & support anyone I can.”

 

Arabella Quintanilla

Jamie Regan

(she/her/hers)

Major: Electrical Engineering

Class: Senior

SUPE Group: Wellness

Email: jregan@mines.edu

Training: Certified Peer Educator, CPR

Fun Fact: I love traveling. I’ve been to 17 countries!

“I wanted to be a Peer Educator so that I can support students and help to ensure they learn the skills they need to advocate for themselves and have happy and healthy lives.”

 

Andres Saa

(he/him/his)

Major: Mechanical Engineering

Class: Junior

SUPE Group: Wellness

Email: andreseduardosaa@mines.edu

Training: Certified Peer Educator, QPR 

Fun Fact: I’m left-handed and have been swimming for more than half of my lifetime.

“I love being able to make a difference here on campus with such a great group of people! Our time here at Mines can have its ups and downs, and I wanted to help in making this experience more enjoyable for my peers.”

Carthage Smith

(He/Him/His)

Major: Mechanical Engineering

Class: Junior

SUPE Group: Wellness

Email: carthagesmith@mines.edu

Training: Certified Peer Educator

Fun Fact: I am a hobbyist filmmaker and an artist.

“I wanted to be a Peer Educator in order to get involved more on campus with something that wasn’t so strictly school work focused.” 

Storm stephenson

(tHey/tHem/tHeirs)

Major: Mechanical Engineering

Class: Junior

SUPE Group: Peer Listening

Email: stormstephenson@mines.edu

Training: Certified Peer Educator, QPR

Fun Fact: Every 14er I’ve climbed I’ve done in Chacos.

College can be hard at times and I want to help support people in finding their place, and community, here at Mines. As a Peer Educator, I hope to help people explore and understand their identity and commit change they want to see in their life.”

madison tatinski

(sHe/Her/Hers)

Major: Construction Engineering

Class: Sophomore

SUPE Group: Wellness

Email: mtatinski@mines.edu

Training: Certified Peer Educator, SafeZone

Fun Fact: I have danced since I was 3 years old.

“I had a rough transition into college life my freshman year, and I want to provide others with resources to have a better time that I did and just overall to help people.” 

jordan tierney

(sHe/Her/Hers)

Major: Computational Applied Math

Class: Sophomore

SUPE Group: Mental Health

Email: jetierney@mines.edu

Training: Certified Peer Educator

Fun Fact: I am the only person in my family to not go to college on the east coast.

“I love being part of groups that work to better the community and I am excited to be able to explore different ways of doing that as a Peer Educator.” 

Emma Griffis

(she/her/hers)

Wellness Group Advisor

Bachelor’s Degree in History, additional focus in Women’s Studies and Sociology

Master of Public Health

Email: egriffis@mines.edu

Fun Fact: I lived in Ukraine for two years as a Peace Corps Volunteer! I also like to run, go camping, garden, and spend time with my family, neighbors, and friends.

Training: Certified Peer Educator Trainer, Certified QPR Trainer. Also trained in ASIST, SafeZone, Restorative Practices.

“I love working with Peer Education because the students have such fantastic ideas about what topics their peers want to hear about and how to address those topics in fun and effective ways. Our Peer Educators are super creative and passionate about their work – I am constantly learning from them!” 

 

Sareen Lambright Dale

(she/her/hers)

Healthy Relationships Advisor

Office of Sexual Harassment and Assault Advocacy, Prevention, & Education

Bachelors in Psychology

Master’s in Business Administration, Healthcare concentration

Email: slambrightdale@mines.edu

Fun Fact: I love hiking, road trips, and pottery, and I have two German Shepard rescues named Buffy and Wellington, and a super senior cat named Margo.

Training: Certified Peer Educator Train-the-Trainer, QPR, Safe Zone, DEI Certificate, Certificate in Violence Prevention, Survivor Advocacy

“Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.” – William James

Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better” – Maya Angelou

 

 

Bryttani Watson

(she/her/hers)

Mental Health & Peer Listening Group Advisor

Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and Latin American Studies

Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Email: bryttaniwatson@mines.edu

Fun Fact: Has 2 kids (Luke and Lyllian), a Husky named Daisy Maye, and over 100 board games and 1000 children’s books

Training: Certified Peer Educator Trainer, Certified QPR Trainer, SAFEzone, ASIST Trained

“I am excited to work with the Peer Educators as I know the impact that they can have on other students and the greater Mines community.” 

Former Peer Educators

2023 – 2024 Cohort

 

Amanda Camarata

Andres Saa

Arabella Quintanilla

Ava Burger

Ava O’Hara

Ava Young

Bridget Germany

Brooklyn Dash

Carthage Smith

Isa Libonate

Jordan Tierney

Kayla Benson

Lydia Alison

Madison Tatinski

Maya Maes-Johnson

Misheel Shijir

Natalia McEvoy

Peter Manfredo

Robert Delmark

Samantha Dibben

Shawn Murh

Storm Stephenson

 

2022 – 2023 Cohort

 

Amanda Camarata

Andres Saa

Anthony Perea

Audrey Bradford

Ava Young

Carthage Smith

Cinnamon Clausen

Clare Garski

Daniel Morrison

George Najera

Hannah Roberts

Jay Brewster

Kayla Benson

Makenna Green

Marisa Macias

Maura Belcher

Maya Maes-Johnson

Mridhula Manoj

Natalia McEvoy

Robert Delmark

Tatum David

2021 – 2022 Cohort

 

Aadarsh Parashar

Anthony Perea

Audrey Bradford

Ava Young

Carthage Smith

Clare Garski

Daniel Morrison

George Najera

Jay Brewster

Kayla Benson

Makenna Green

Marisa Macias

Maryam Alahmar

Maura Belcher

Natalia McEvoy

Robert Delmark

Sarah Vaughan

Tatum David

2020 – 2021 Cohort

 

Maryam Alahmar

Piper Bailey

Maura Belcher

Kayla Benson

Audrey Bradford

Makenna Green

Ryan Kinder

Rachel Lively

Marisa Macias

Mridhula Manoj

Nicole Masters

Daniel Morrison

Anthony Perea

Abi Rodriguez

Brianne Treffner

2019 – 2020 Cohort

(Inaugural Cohort)

Maryam Alahmar

Juliana Anderson

Madison Anderson

Ryan Evans

Daylin Gray

Julia Kerr

Ryan Kinder

Rachel Lively

Daniela Machnik

Marisa Macias

Alison Mangold

Mridhula Manoj

Dylan Norris

Justin Olson

Chuxuan Sun

Brianne Treffner

Maia Warner

2020 – 2021 Cohort

 

Maryam Alahmar

Piper Bailey

Maura Belcher

Kayla Benson

Audrey Bradford

Makenna Green

Ryan Kinder

Rachel Lively

Marisa Macias

Mridhula Manoj

Nicole Masters

Daniel Morrison

Anthony Perea

Abi Rodriguez

Brianne Treffner