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.
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, Assistant Director
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 Assistant Director 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.

TBD, Community Liaison




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
Carla is a second year Biomedical Sciences and Microbiology major at CSU. She hopes to one day go on to vet school and work with exotic animals. Carla grew up in Denver Colorado and learned to enjoy the outdoors. She now lives with her dog Foster (an OCL intern) and enjoys going to the dog park and hiking with him as well as painting, crocheting, and DIY-ing. 

Kiaran Stewart, Public Relations Coordinator/ Marketing Manager
Kiaran is a third year Marketing and Management Major with a certificate in Entrepreneurship and International Business Studies at CSU. He's hoping to one day start his own business and create social change in the community. Kiaran loves long walks on the beach and is very interested in outdoor activities like rock climbing, biking, hiking, and swimming.

Leif Blessing, Graphic Designer
Leif is third year Graphic Design student at CSU with a minor in Business Administration. He is also a member of the CSU Men's Club Volleyball team. Leif grew up in Boulder, CO and has has always enjoyed being active, playing sports like basketball and baseball, or just being outside hiking or camping.


Shantel Longboy, Program Assistant
Shantel is a third year Human Development and Family Studies major with a minor in Gerontology. Shantel is originally from Maui, HI and moved to Fort Collins to pursue her bachelor's degree. She has grown to love the mountains and cold weather that Colorado has to offer, but also really appreciates how sunny the state is majority of the year (just like home). Shantel loves painting, drawing, traveling, and being outdoors. After her undergrad, she hopes to continue her higher education in Occupational Therapy.

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