SAIL Staff

Jenn Mazzotta

Director of SAIL

Hometown: Depends on the day: Durham, CT most days,  sometimes Aurora, CO

Education

BA, Organizational Communications, Western State Colorado University
MEd, Higher Education Administration, Washington State University

Duties:

  • Advises Undergraduate Student Government
  • Coordinates campus events and programs including Welcome Week, Parents & Family Weekend and WAM
  • Co-supervises peer mentor student staff
  • Supervises an amazing staff (see them everywhere)
  • Collaborates throughout campus

Personal Points of Interest:

I have a thing for C states, having grown up in Connecticut, Colorado and lived in California for 7+ years.  I have lived outside of a c state too with a 4-year stint in Washington state (the Idaho side).  I like the slightly slower speed of the west and I love the mountains- thus returning to Colorado after having been gone a while. I am a mom of a cute little boy, Cooper, who is just a bundle of fun.  I very much enjoy being active and outdoors. I train for Triathlons in the spring months and compete all summer along with my hubby.  The family also loves to build things typically Halloween inspired but open to many other projects as well.

Kelsi Streich

Associate Director of SAIL for Campus Programs and Leadership Development

Hometown: Colorado Springs, CO

Education:

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

Duties:

  • Advises Mines Activities Council
  • Coordinates campus traditions including E-Days and Homecoming
  • Teaches the Leadership Class (CSM350)
  • Develop and Implement campus-wide leadership programs (leadership class, workshop, and Summit)
  • Organizes the campus tailgates and other large student events
  • Supervises the Coordinator for Greek Life

Personal Points of Interest:

I love all things about being a Coloradoan. I grew up here and spend as much time as I can outdoors skiing, hiking, and playing with my two dogs. I’m an avid Harry Potter fan and love to travel the world.  I am a die-hard Bronco fan and love going to Broncos and Rockies games throughout the year!

Jenny Nichols

Assistant Director of SAIL for Student Organizations

Hometown: Cottage Grove, MN

Education:

BA, Women’s Studies and Religious Studies
MS, Educational Leadership focusing on Higher Education

Duties:

  • Manages clubs and organizations
  • Operates and manages cash net
  • Coordinates OrgSync
  • Diversity committee

Personal Points of Interest:

Originally from Minnesota, I love winter! Moving to Colorado has been a kind of home coming, as my husband is from this lovely state. My little family includes my husband Zachary and our dog Spike. We love to hike, camp, explore and try lots of new foods. We are truly thrilled to be able to do all of the things we love here!

Isabelle Jeffries

Coordinator of Greek Life

Hometown: Shabbona, IL

Education:
BS, Biology and Organizational Communication
MA, Student Affairs Administration in Higher Education

Duties:

  • Advises Interfraternity and Panhellenic Councils
  • Coordinates and helps facilitate Greek Recruitment
  • Develop and Implement Greek and Campus programs including Greek 101, Active Shooter Training, Bystandard Awareness, and other developmental programs
  • On-Call contact for emergency situations Greek Life may experience

Personal Points of Interest:
Though I’m originally from the Midwest, Colorado has quickly become the place I call home. I love the outdoors and enjoy hiking, running, reading in the sunlight (or just reading), and riding on the back of our motorcycle with my partner or cheering him on as he rides. I am a diehard Green Bay Packers fan and a crazy Tolkien nerd. Being active/well is a huge passion area in my life and this includes exercising, training for half/marathons and clean cooking and baking!

Begona Ruiz

Financial Manager

Hometown: Madrid, Spain

Education:

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

Duties:

  • Create, revise and reconcile SAIL budgets
  • Make recommendations on changes and realignments for budgets
  • Implement financial and fiscal policies. Make recommendations and implement procedural changes and best practices
  • Monthly and quarterly reporting
  • Train student association’s treasurers and officials on policies and procedures
  • Accounts reconciliation, VRs, POs, travel, contracts, etc

Personal Points of Interest:

We love living in Golden, CO! I have a very smart and active girl, 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 fish and a pet rabbit. I am a bit of an organic food nut.