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 Leadership Summit 2023


 February 4, 2023 | 12:00 – 4:00pm MT |

Ben Parker Student Center Ballrooms

Meet Our Speakers!

Elenya Grant

I graduated with my B.S. from Colorado School of Mines in Electrical Engineering (Information and System Sciences Track) in May 2020, during my undergrad I also did some coursework in Singapore while studying abroad. During my undergrad, I worked as a barista at the Book n’ Brew for all three years, did undergraduate research in the electrical engineering department during my final semester (K-12 STEM outreach and Lithium-Ion battery charging control).

After my undergraduate studies, I started my master’s degree at Mines which included thesis work on floating offshore wind turbine control and co-design. I graduated with an M.S. Thesis in Electrical engineering in May 2022. During my first year in graduate school, I worked as a Resident Advisor in Mines Park. In my second year of graduate school, I also worked as the Maple Hall Community Director, RHA Co-Advisor, and the Electrical Engineering DI&A Graduate Student Liaison.

After graduating with my master’s degree, I began teaching EENG307: Introduction to Feedback and Control systems as an adjunct instructor for Fall 2022 at Mines. I also began working at NREL as a hybrid systems integration researcher.

Corey Wiggins

Corey is a born & raised Coloradan who graduated from the University of Colorado with B.A in Politics & Secondary Social Studies Education. Corey is driven by the passion for providing the next generation of leaders the tools they need to successful navigate or political system as the change makers they hope to be in their community. After college her began his journey in this work in both local and national political nonprofit organizations focused on protecting the rights of LGBTQ+ students, promoting youth civic engagement, and advocating for access & affordability to higher education. For the past nine years Corey has worked as a public High School Social Studies teacher in the Denver Metro area where he has the privilege to not only supporting student in out of the classroom as the advisor to one of the states longest running LGBTQ+ student leadership organizations. When he is not with his students Corey can be found gardening with his dog Scout or enjoying his favorite genre of music, all things diva!

Rusty Frishmuth

Rusty Frishmuth is a Senior Environmental, Health and Safety Systems Advisor for Denver-based Ovintiv, an international oil and gas exploration and production company. Rusty has over 30 years of environmental, health, and safety experience, working both as a consultant and as leader of corporate EHS teams. He has spent the last 20 years implementing and supporting EHS programs in midstream and upstream oil and gas operations. In his role with Ovintiv Rusty is focused on developing and deploying health and safety programs in the Permian Basin. Throughout his career Rusty has been actively involved in the development of environmental regulations, testifying before both the Colorado Air Quality Control Commission and Colorado Oil and Gas Commission during rule making proceedings. Rusty has also extensive experience with the negotiation of air quality-related enforcement actions with the US Environmental Protection Agency, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, and US Department of Justice.

Rusty received a Bachelor of Science in Engineering with a specialty in Civil Engineering and a minor in Environmental Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines. He is a Certified Safety Professional and is a registered Professional Civil Engineer in the State of Colorado. He enjoys skiing, fly fishing, mountaineering, and traveling with his wife and two daughters.