Student Ambassadors

Oredigger Favorites


  • Sherpa House
  • Woody’s
  • Cafe 13
  • Trailhead Taphouse
  • Table Mountain Inn
  • D’Deli

Study Spots

  • Hill Hall
  • The Library
  • Marquez Hall
  • Coorstek
  • Major Lounge
  • Brown
  • Periodic Table


  • Clear Creek
  • Rec Center 
  • Kafadar
  • Periodic Table
  • Higher Grounds

Campus Activity

  • Intramural Sports
  • Geology Museum
  • Grabbing Coffee
  • Rock Climbing
  • E-days
  • Sports Events
  • Mines Little Theatre

Golden Activity

  • Hiking
  • Tubing
  • Breweries
  • South Table
  • Woody’s Trivia

Cassidy Bergenthal
Environmental Engineering

Student Organizations: Band, Mines Without Borders, Society of Women Engineers, Mass Music

Fun Facts:

  1. I love reading
  2. I love puzzles
  3. I love hiking

Parker Delius
Chemical Engineering/Biology

Student Organizations: American Institute of Chemical Engineers, iGEM

Fun Facts: 

  1. I have a twin that also goes to Mines
  2. I absolutely love to ski (consider myself a ski bum)
  3. I am really bad at cooking, but love to do it!

Ivy Goldson

Student Organizations: Kappa Alpha Theta, Society of Women Engineers

Fun Facts:

  1. I’ve hiked a whole mountain range in one day.
  2. I’m ambidextrous.
  3. I have an extensive knowledge about plants. One may call me a plant nerd.

Gianna Joab
Geophysical Engineering

Student Organizations: Residence Life Advisor

Fun Facts:

  1. I am an international student from the Caribbean Islands of Trinidad and Tobago.
  2. I have been playing musical instruments since the age of 4.
  3. I travelled to Holland and Germany to represent my country as a cultural ambassador.

Joe Hall
Computer Science

Student Organizations: Men’s Club Lacrosse, Climbing Club

Fun Facts:

  1. I love to camp and backpack.
  2. I was born and raised in Colorado.
  3. My parents are theater majors.

Jessica Fiala
Biochemistry/Computer Science

Student Organizations: Mines Catholic Campus Ministry, CSM Students for Life, Society of Women Engineers

Fun Facts:

  1. I like to figure skate and took lessons for years.
  2. I love painting with Bob Ross videos.
  3. I know a lot about sharks and marine life.

Aidan Barnett
Engineering Physics

Student Organizations: Men’s Club Soccer, Mines Symphony Orchestra, Society of Physics Students

Fun Facts:

  1. I was born in Italy.
  2. I am 6’6″.
  3. I have played the violin for 17 years.

Benjamin Linehan
Mechanical Engineering

Student Organizations: Climbing Club

Fun Facts:

  1. I was in the Adventure Leadership Themed Learning Community
  2. I am originally from St. Louis, Missouri
  3. I am only the second person to come to Mines from my high school

Matthew Owens
Mechanical Engineering

Student Organizations: Men’s Club Lacrosse, Marching Band, Mines Hillel

Fun Facts:

  1. I love learning languages like Spanish and studied abroad in Madrid for Spring 2022.
  2. I am originally from Southern California but grew up in Texas.
  3. I am an only child.

Emily Robinson
Engineering: Energy Studies
Minor: Engineering for Community Development

Student Organizations: Shultz Scholars, Socially Responsible Scientists and Engineers, PIRE Responsible Mining Resilient Communities Research

Fun Facts:

  1. Was born in Denver, but have lived in North Carolina for the past 14 years
  2. I really want to join the Peace Corps after I graduate
  3. Sherpa House is my favorite restaurant in Golden

Aidan Lewis
Civil Engineering

Student Organizations: The Oredigger Student Newspaper, Green Team

Fun Facts:

  1. I have an interest in urban planning and sustainable transportation
  2. I used to work as a fishmonger
  3. A goal of mine is to try every restaurant in Downtown Golden

Whitney Paxson
Biochemistry/Biomedical Engineering

Student Organizations: Women’s Club Lacrosse VP, Residence Life Desk Assistant, Fellowship of Christian Athletes

Fun Facts:

  1. Both may parents are alums, and my dad was the quarterback for the football team.
  2. I have played the piano for 15 years and the guitar for 9 years.
  3. I am the oldest of five girls.

Kathleen Sullivan
Mechanical Engineering/Biomechanical Engineering

Student Organizations: Mines Catholic Campus Ministry, Women of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Kappa Alpha Theta, American Society of Mechanical Engineering

Fun Facts:

  1. I am left-handed.
  2. I love hiking!