Off-Campus Life Staff

: Jeannie Ortega, Director
Jeannie feels as though she has grown up on campus, as she has been here since 1982! Having worked part time in various positions on campus, Jeannie eventually began working in OCSS/RAL in 1995 (before the flood!) and has been the director since 2000. She has a background in Psychology and Human Development & Family Studies from CSU. Jeannie truly enjoys working with students, seeing them reach their goals and realizing their full potential. It keeps her young at heart.

Lexi Adler, Community Liaison
Lexi has worked in CU Boulder’s Student Conduct & Conflict Resolution office as well as the Student Government, the City of Boulder’s Department of Community Vitality, and the Colorado State Legislature. She received a Master of Public Administration from the University of Colorado Denver, and conducted her Master’s Capstone with the City and County of Denver Mayor’s Office of the National Western Center. Her passion for facilitating communication and collaboration among diverse groups led to the development of the University Hill Dialogues Program as well as a neighborhood hub for innovation called Spark Boulder.  While in her various roles, Lexi developed partnerships with university administration, residents, elected officials, students, university and city staff, neighborhood associations, and local businesses. Lexi’s experience, combined with her dedication to building positive relationships with, among, and between university and city stakeholders makes her the ideal person to fill the role of the Community Liaison.




Nancy Rhodes, Administrative Assistant
Nancy became an honorary Ram when she joined Off-Campus Life in July, 2009. As OCL’s Administrative Assistant, she enjoys trying to help everyone else stay organized. Along with the ongoing operations, she supports big events like the Ram Welcome, Fall Cleanup, and the Housing Fair. Her move to Colorado (after a year-long RV trip around the country with her family) fulfilled her life-long dream of leaving Florida and living somewhere where she could wear sweaters and shovel snow. While she misses visiting her alma mater for burritos and football games (Go Gators!), she loves being involved in CSU and the ever-changing college atmosphere. Nancy has a Political Science undergrad, a master’s in Musicology, and a Paralegal Certificate – so if you’re looking for the ultimate Trivial Pursuit partner let her know.
Lindsay Mason, Program Coordinator
Lindsay is originally from Southern California where she completed her Bachelor's degree in Sociology at California State University San Marcos. Lindsay and her partner, Jason, left the warmth of California and moved to Colorado in 2011 for Lindsay to complete her Master's in Student Affairs in Higher Education. Lindsay serves as the Program Coordinator in Off-Campus Life, working with several programs including RamRide, and is also pursuing her Ph.D. in Higher Education and Student Affairs Leadership. Lindsay loves soccer, cooking, reading, stand-up comedy, 1990's sitcoms, and spending time outside with her two pups, Neville and Luna, and partner, Jason. She is proud to be a Ram and grateful for the opportunity to continue to work with CSU students.
Grace Reader, Public Relations Coordinator/ Marketing Manager
Grace is a fourth year journalism and media communication major from Littleton, CO. Her experience comes from her time as an editorial intern at, video production internships at Poudre School District and the Denver Police Department and her job as an evening producer and anchor at CTV, Channel 11. Grace's biggest loves are Chick-Fil-A sauce, being outside and dogs -- she is really obsessed with dogs, like, she monitors her happiness in how many dogs she has seen and/or petted that day. Bring your fuzzy puppies by the LSC Rm. 274 so she can pet them and be happy (thanks in advance). 
Kiaran Stewart, Public Relations Coordinator/ Marketing Manager

Shantel Longboy, Program Assistant

Kiaira Coles, Program Assistant
Kiaira is a fourth year Communications major at CSU with a minor in Music, Stage, and Sports production. She hopes to one day become a stage director/producer in California. Her hobbies include traveling, singing, painting, playing sports, and playing the piano. She also enjoys anything that gives her an adrenaline rush, and after falling out of a plane, she is comfortable doing anything extreme.
Kenna Aukamp, Graphic Designer
Kenna is a fourth year Graphic Design student at Colorado State University. She was born and raised in Colorado, and loves being in the mountains. Her hobbies include art, photography, hiking, camping, taking care of her plants, and hanging out with her dogs. 

Kierstin Rounsefell, Program Assistant
Kierstin is a fourth year Communication Studies major at CSU with a minor in the LEAP Program.  Growing up in Glenwood Springs, CO, she came to love spending time in the outdoors with her friends and family.  Attending concerts later became her passion, so after her studies she hopes to manage different artists or bands.  As long as she’s involved with the music industry somehow, she’ll be happy!



Carla Rey Diaz, Program Assistant

Luke Hyce, Graphic Designer
Born and raised in Alaska, Luke enjoys breathtaking vistas, midnight-sun
bonfires, winters — for their lack of mosquitos — and forging stories
from exploration. His family and mentors passed on an appreciation for art
and creativity, a passion for wilderness, an addiction to animal
companionship and a love of science and health. He moved to Colorado to
attend college and, on the highways and back roads of the Rocky Mountains,
discovered an endless network of adventure. . When he's not hitting the books in Colorado or wandering the fjords of Alaska, Luke is hopping on jets to explore
international landscapes. He’s left tracks on Spain’s Camino de
Santiago, South Africa’s bushveld, Belize’s rainforest floor and
Iceland’s volcanic interior. Each journey he completes only inspires
more, pushing him to learn new skills in adventure sport, outdoor
leadership and story forming.

Leif Blessing, Graphic Designer
Colorado State Univrsity