Meet the RamRide Staff


Director, Off-Campus Life

Jeannie Ortega

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.





Assistant Director, Off-Campus Life

Lindsay Mason

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.




Program Assistant, Off-Campus Life

Nancy Rhodes

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.



Graduate Assistant

Gabriel Navarro

Gabriel is a first year graduate student in the Student Affairs in Higher Education program. He is so excited to join the RamRide team and work with students on campus! Gabriel is originally from Colorado Springs, but moved out of state to complete his Bachelor's degree in Information Technology at Pace University. He is happy to be back in Colorado and living in Fort Collins. In his free time Gabriel likes to hike, run, and watch movies. One day Gabriel would like to obtain his Ph.D and work as a Dean of Students at a university!





Volunteer Administrative Coordinator

Avery Hill

Avery is a fourth year student at Colorado State University gaining her Bachelors in Human Development and Family Studies with Director Qualifications. She has been a part of the RamRide team for just over one year and loves being able to help all of the volunteers through her role as the Volunteer Administrative Coordinator. Outside of work and school Avery loves to ski during the winter and climb or hike in the Summer and Fall. 





Data Acquisition and Analysis Coordinator

Maddie Irvine

Maddie is a fourth year Industrial-Organizational Psychology major at CSU. When she is not running numbers, acquiring and analyzing data for Off Campus Life and RamRide, she is applying to graduate schools. She hopes to get her PhD right after her undergraduate degree. Maddie is originally from southern California, but grew up in Reno, Nevada, where she was super close to Lake Tahoe. She loves hiking with her dogs, reading lots of books, spending time outdoors, and traveling the globe







Data Acquisition and Analysis Coordinator

Olivia Beck

Olivia is a third-year student double majoring in Mathematics and Statistics. She is originally from Ohio but moved to Colorado Springs when she was young and has never looked back.  This is Olivia’s first semester working as a Data Acquisitions and Analysis coordinator for RamRide. She is excited to join the RamRide team! You may also see her around the SLiCE office where she works as an accountant. In her free time Olivia loves to read, knit, and spend time outdoors. In the future she hopes to obtain her masters in Applied Statistics and become a Data Scientist.  




Community Outreach Coordinator

Kaitlyn Bentivegna

Kaitlyn is a senior graduating in December with a BS in Apparel Merchandising with an minor in Business Administration. As the Community Outreach Coordinator, Kaitlyn works with the programs food donors, coordinating donations and marketing. Kaitlyn loves pop punk music and pugs, she goes to many concerts and can often be found in the mosh pit. 







Nightly Operations Coordinator

Jake Stewart

Jake is in his final semester here at Colorado State University with a major in International Studies, a concentration in S.E. Asia and minor in Japanese. Jake was born in Denver but started moving around the country two weeks later. Eventually, Jake heard the call of the mountains and returned to Colorado and began studying at CSU in Fall of 2016. Jake is an Nightly Operations Coordinator for RamRide, Admin Assistant for Student Case Management, Research Assistant for Dr. Heidi Hausermann in the Department of Anthropology, and a freelance journalist. Jake began working for RamRide in the Fall of 2017. Jake invests his free time spending as much time outdoors as possible which often entails; biking, hiking, dog-walks, traveling, climbing, and reading. Jake's favorite book is Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell.



Nightly Operations Coordinator

Katherine Koehler

Katherine is a third year student studying Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting and Organization and Innovation Management. As an active member in Pi Beta Phi and the Public Accounting Society, Katherine is always looking for a way to better herself and get involved in campus activities. Growing up in Colorado made Katherine fall in love with the mountains, hiking, and spending time outdoors with friends. Katherine loves being a Ram and can't imagine going to school anywhere else! "GO RAMS".






Nightly Operations Coordinator

Alyssa Casias








Nightly Operations Coordinator

Sam Leak

Sam is a second year student majoring in Zoology and minoring in Business Administration and Entrepreneurship and Innovation. She hopes to one day become a veterinarian and own her own medical practice. Sam is originally from Las Vegas, Nevada so living in Colorado is definitely a new experience but one that she loves and is excited about because seasons are an actual thing here! She’s been working with RamRide since October of 2017 and is proud to be able to work with a program that provides such a valuable service. You may also see Sam around at the Women and Gender Advocacy Center as she started as a student aide there in the fall of 2018. Sam loves reading, playing softball, watching the newest Netflix/Hulu shows, and traveling to see her beautiful dog Roxi back home in Las Vegas (who she is hoping to bring out to Colorado in the spring) as well as visiting with her 7 siblings and other family members. Sam is proud to be a CSU Ram and hopes to get more involved in a variety of opportunities that CSU has to offer.