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Jeannie Ortega, Special Projects, Off-Campus Life

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 served as the director from 2000-2019. She returned to us after her retirement to continue offering her expertise in a special projects role. 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.

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Lindsay Mason, Director, Off-Campus Life

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.

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Nancy Rhodes, Administrative Assistant, Off-Campus Life

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.

Bri Colon, Program Coordinator, Off-Campus Life

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. Bri is the Program Coordinator for Off-Campus Life at Colorado State University. Outside the office, Bri enjoys outdoor adventures, reading, live music, traveling, and spending time with her family.


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Gabriel Navarro, Graduate Assistant

Gabriel is a second 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!

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Sam Leak, Volunteer Administrative Coordinator

Sam is a third year student majoring in Human Development and Family Studies with a concentration in leadership and entrepreneurial professions and minoring in Ehtnic Studies, Business Administration, and Entrepreneurship and Innovation She originally came to CSU wanting to one day become a veterinarian and own her own medical practice but as things go she is having a change of career path. 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 to the Fort Collins and CSU community. 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 is proud to be a CSU Ram and hopes to get more involved in a variety of opportunities that CSU has to offer.

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Olivia Beck, Data Acquisition and Analysis Coordinator

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 second 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. 

Madison Thompson, Community Outreach Coordinator

I’m a first year Master of Public Health student with a concentration on Animals, People, and the Environment. I grew up in California, and completed my undergrad at Pacific University in Oregon with a degree in Philosophy and Environmental Studies. I consider myself an activist, with specific efforts in animal rights and environmentalism. I hope to use my education as a means to fight for food justice, environmental awareness, and farm worker rights. Eventually, I’ll get my Ph.D in philosophy and become a professor, primarily focusing on environmental, animal, and bioethics. When I’m not working, I love to be active whether that’s in the gym, on the dance floor, or getting out into nature. I’m also a huge fan of the arts, like dance, live music, drawing, and creative writing (especially poetry).

Katherine Koehler, Nightly Operations Coordinator

Katherine is a third year student studying Business Administration with a concentration in Human Resource Management and Organization and Innovation Management. As an active member in Pi Beta Phi and the Society of Human Resource club, 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!”

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Emma Taylor, Nightly Operations Coordinator

Emma is a third year undergraduate student studying Interdisciplinary Liberal Arts with a minor in Media Studies. As an active member in Pi Beta Phi, Emma is always looking for new and fun ways to meet and engage with new people from varying backgrounds and experiences. Being from Parker, Colorado, Emma loves the big town feel Fort Collins but also loves exploring the mountains and other fun places all over the world! Emma loves following in her parents footsteps and continuing the love for GREEN AND GOLD!!

Jazmin Gonzalez, Nightly Operations Coordinator

Jazmin is a second year student majoring in zoology and minoring in sign language. She was born and raised in Colorado, so she knows that she was meant to be a CSU ram since she was little! She is currently on the pre-vet path, with the hopes of one day working with and saving endangered species all around the world. But for now, when she’s not studying or working, she is volunteering, tutoring, in a club meeting or spending time outdoors! And as a new member of the RamRide team she is  looking forward to working with and meeting new people from different backgrounds and experiences!