SAIL Staff

Kelsi Streich

Director of SAIL 

Hometown: Colorado Springs, CO

 Pronouns: she, her, hers


BA, Public Relations & Advertising (2010)
MA, Educational Leadership & Policy Studies, Student Affairs emphasis (2011)


  • Oversight of SAIL Budgets
  • Oversee SAIL office staff
  • Support campus programming and traditions 

Personal Points of Interest:

I love all things about being a Coloradoan. I grew up in Colorado Springs, and I spend as much time as I can outdoors skiing, hiking with my partner, and playing with my two huskies. I’m an avid Harry Potter fan and love to travel.  

Begoña Ruiz

Associate Director for SAIL Finance & Operations 

Pronouns: She, her, hers

Hometown: Madrid, Spain


BS, Engineering – Madrid Polytechnic University

MS, Engineering – Madrid Polytechnic University

MS, Geophysics – Colorado School of Mines

MS, ETM Economics and Business – Colorado School of Mines

Certificate, Diversity and Inclusion – Cornell University


  • SAIL budgets and spending, changes, realignments. Monthly and quarterly reporting
  • Policy development, definition, implementation and training for student fee money
  • Implementation of financial and fiscal policies. Make recommendations and implement procedural changes and best practices. Process mapping and improvement
  • Adviser to the Board of Student Organizations
  • Oversight of over 200 student organizations’ finances
  • Define, develop and implement financial and operational services for student organizations

Personal Points of Interest:

We love living in Golden, CO! I have a very smart and active girl who attends Mines, and a wonderful husband who is also a Mines graduate. We spend most of our time on sports fields somewhere or doing fun activities. I enjoy a lot of different things, especially traveling. We have a pet rabbit, Daisy. I am a bit of an organic food nut.



Tim Mellon

Associate Director for Leadership & Development 

Pronouns: he, him, his

Hometown: Chesapeake, VA


BA, History, Secondary Education 

MS, Higher Education, Administration 


  • Co-advise and support the Board of Student Organizations 
  • Provide leadership workshops and professional development seminars 
  • Provide leadership and team trainings to executive teams of clubs, organizations, governing bodies, and student staff
  • Teach CSM350 leadership course 
  • Assist as needed with all Student Life programs, events, and specialty weekends

Personal Points of Interest: 

I am a native Virginian but have fallen in love with Colorado. When I am not working I am most likely spending time with my partner and dog out on a trail or out traveling.   




Assistant Director of Student Engagement 

Pronouns: she, her, hers

Hometown: Delafield, WI


Bachelor of Arts

MA: Higher Education and Student Affairs Leadership


  • Advise and Support Mines Activities Council (MAC)
  • Assist with campus traditions such as M-Climb and Fall Kick-Off
  • Oversee Family & Friends Weekend
  • Supervise SAIL student consultants
  • Work with campus partners to plan E-Days and other large scale campus events

Personal Points of Interest:

Although I am originally from Wisconsin I have called Colorado home for the past 5 years. When I am not at work I am probably wandering in the mountains with my red heeler Angus, rock climbing or traveling.


Alexis Lakers

Fraternity & Sorority Life Coordinator 

Pronouns: she, her, hers

Hometown: Kingsville, TX


Bachelor’s in Marketing

Master’s in Business Administration


  • Oversee all Greek Life Organizations
  • Provide educational programming for leadership development
  • Advise the Panhellenic and Interfraternity Councils
  • Serve as a primary source of support for Greek students
  • Develop partnerships between the Greek community and campus

Personal Points of Interest: Coming from the great state of Texas, I am super excited to experience Colorado and all it has to offer! My hobbies include going to the gym, spending time with my dog Haden, and attending music festivals and sporting events whenever I can.