Staff

PROFESSIONAL STAFF

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Lindsay Mason, Director

Lindsay is a first-generation college student and a proud alumna of Colorado State University. She came to the university as a graduate student in 2011 and joined the Off-Campus Life team in 2013. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from California State University San Marcos, Master’s degree in Student Affairs in Higher Education from CSU, and is currently working on her dissertation for her Ph.D. in Higher Education and Student Affairs Leadership from the University of Northern Colorado. She finds her work in supporting students as they transition into the local Fort Collins community meaningful and feels fortunate that she has the opportunity to help students learn and grow. 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.

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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.

Jenn “JR” Rieskamp, Community Liaison Specialist

Jenn attended the University of Central Missouri where she focused her undergraduate studies on organizational communication. Shortly after completing undergrad, Jenn returned to her alma mater to obtain a master’s degree in College Student Personnel Administration (Student Affairs) and also completed a Graduate Certificate in Women’s and Gender Studies. Jenn is the first in her family to graduate from college and still strongly identifies as a first-generation, low-income student. Jenn is the Community Liaison Specialist for Off-Campus Life at Colorado State University and Neighborhood Services at the City of Fort Collins. When Jenn’s not at work you can find her being active on local trails, paddle boarding at Horsetooth Reservoir, and hanging out with her partner Jess and their fur-children (a sweet elderly dog named Maggie, a rowdy Aussie named Charlie and a mean cat named Frida).

Bri Colon, Program Coordinator

Bri attended Santa Clara University where she completed her bachelor’s degree in Anthropology and French. After her undergraduate experience, she participated in a volunteer service year in AmeriCorps and later worked in volunteer coordination with the National Park Service. Most recently, Bri obtained her master’s in a joint degree program in Educational Leadership (Higher Education Administration) and Public Policy. Outside the office, Bri enjoys outdoor adventures, reading, live music, traveling, and spending time with her family.

STUDENT STAFF

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Emma Russell, Graphic Designer

Emma is a senior studying Graphic Design and minors in Media Studies. She also has a side passion for Printmaking and Photography. Emma is from Michigan but after coming to Colorado has found a love for being outside and doing activities like mountain biking, hiking and dabbles in backcountry skiing.

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Tamara Monroe, Commuter Student Program Assistant

Tamara is a non-traditional student, having retired a couple of years ago, and is in her sophomore year of a second Bachelor’s degree in History, with a minor in English. She recently moved to Loveland from Denver after a career as a lawyer, and is enjoying being closer to family while attending CSU part-time. Her hobbies include genealogy, reading, watching TV, and playing with her cat Eibhlinn (Evie for short).

Dorina Vida, Marketing Manager

Dorina is a sophomore at CSU. Journalism and Media Communications and Political Science double major. Working toward a minor with President’s Leadership Program. She is a news reporter for the Rocky Mountain Collegian also. She was born in Marietta GA, but grew up in Colorado Springs, CO. She is a Coloradan at heart. She loves the mountains and can’t imagine living away from them.

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Sara Williams, Student Software Developer and Program Assistant

Sara is a senior at CSU, pursuing a second bachelor’s degree in Applied Computing Technology. She is originally from Nashua, NH, and landed in Fort Collins after serving six years in the Navy. She is hoping to work in web development or UI/UX Design. Outside of work, she enjoys drawing, playing video games, and spending time with her two cats, Luna and Akela.

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Cassidy Reed, Graphic Designer

Cassidy is a junior at CSU, majoring in Graphic Design. She is a member of Chi Omega. Her favorite restaurant on campus is Spoons. She likes to go kayaking and paddleboarding in the summer.

Aaron Soriano, Student Software Developer

Aaron is a junior at CSU, pursuing a second bachelor’s degree in Computer Science. He is hoping to work in software engineering once finished at CSU. Outside of class and work, he enjoys going snowboarding and mountain biking. 

 

Gabi Baumann, Graphic Designer

Gabi is a third-year student, majoring in graphic design and photography with a minor in Innovation and Entrepreneurship. She is from the island called Fiji in the South Pacific, but did high school in New York and now is here at CSU. Gabi enjoys tea any time of the day, playing volleyball. watching horror movies and hanging out with friends and family.

Sam Leak, RamRide Volunteer and Administrative Coordinator

Hello! My name is Sam and I am the Volunteer and Administrative Coordinator for RamRide. I am originally from Las Vegas, NV but quickly fell in love with Fort Collins the first time I came and visited in early 2017. I am a fourth year student studying Human Development and Family Studies with a concentration in Leadership and Entrepreneurial Professions and I am minoring in Business Administration and Ethnic Studies. I have been working for RamRide since October 2017 and couldn’t image a better place to work! In my free time I love to hang out with my pups, Roxi and Stuka, learn more about and grow my plants, go for walks, take a daily trip to Dutch Bros, and make baskets for different holidays like St. Patricks Day, Halloween, etc. to gift to friends and family!

Jazmin Gonzalez, RamRide Food Operations Coordinator

Jazmin is a third-year student majoring in Biology with a double minor in ASL and Conservation. Jazmin is currently the Food Ops coordinator for RamRide and has been with RamRide since the fall of her second year! Jazmin enjoys hiking, watching sports, walking her dog Pennie, and listening to Bad Bunny!

Aaron Lynch, RamRide Data Analysis and Acquisition Coordinator

Aaron is a senior at CSU, majoring in economics and minoring in chemistry, after graduating he’s planning to pursue data science as a graduate student. Aside from work, he enjoys snowboarding, reading, and hanging out with his dogs.