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 Ph.D. in Higher Education and Student Affairs Leadership from the University of Northern Colorado. She serves on leadership boards supporting commuter students and safe ride programs nationally. Lindsay loves soccer, woodworking, cooking, reading, stand-up comedy, sitcoms, and spending time outside with her two pups, Neville and Luna, and partner, Jason.

Justin Schwendeman-Curtis, Assistant Director 

Justin joined the Ramily in 2016 as a Residence Director with University Housing, and most recently worked within the Student Resolution Center and the Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life. Prior to CSU, Justin attended Kent State University, earning his Master’s degree in Higher Education Administration and Student Personnel. He also earned his bachelor’s degree in Integrated Elementary and Special Education from Towson University in 2014. Outside of work, Justin enjoys spending time with his partner Wyatt, doggo Finch, and cats Winston and Tigger. He is an avid cooker and foodie, and has fallen in love with the many dining options that Fort Collins has to offer.

Topazio Aranda, Program Coordinator

Topazio is a first-generation college student and a proud CSU Alum, graduating with two Bachelor’s degrees in Sociology and Psychology. She is a returning face to Off-Campus Life and RamRide and is excited about the work she can contribute to CSU’s mission to becoming a catalyst for change. Topazio enjoys being a foodie with her partner, going hiking, practicing yoga, and venturing into her new love for plants!


Haley McAveney, Graduate Assistant 

Haley, a New Jersey native, graduated from the University of Delaware in 2021 with her B.A. in English and Human Development & Family Sciences. She’s joining the RamRide team as she pursues her Master’s in Student Affairs and Higher Education at CSU! Beyond work and school, Haley enjoys going on long runs, listening to podcasts, and is a coffee lover.


Malia Berry, Graphic Designer, RamRide Food-Ops Coordinator

Malia is a fourth year student from Fort Collins double majoring in art and French. She loves anything that allows her to be creative and some of her hobbies include painting, drawing, and playing instruments. Her biggest interests are in comics, illustration, and character design and hopes someday to make art for video games and movies.

Bertha Mendoza, RamRide Volunteer Coordinator

Bertha is from Denver, CO. She is studying biochemistry. In her free time, she like to watch shows, read, or try new restaurants.


Leti Madrigal, Community Outreach Coordinator

Leti is majoring in Political Science with a Minor in Business administration. She enjoys outdoor activities, reading and traveling. She is very excited to be working in such a fun and welcoming environment!  


Sammy Trout, RamRide Night-Ops Coordinator

Sammy is a 4th year studying Sociology with a Criminal Justice Concentration and a Minor in Political Science and Colorado Native. He is active on campus as an ASCSU Senator for the College of Liberal Arts and is currently serving as Chair for the ASCSU Senate’s University Affairs Committee. He is a former barista and still holds a strong passion for anything related to coffee and espresso drinks. He also holds a strong passion for the arts, having performed in Theater performances as well as for multiple Choir programs, including here at CSU!

SamKatie Taylor, Web Developer & Nightly Operations Coordinator 

Katie is a second bachelors candidate studying Computer Science. She hopes to pursue a career in Software Engineering post graduation. She lives with her daughter and 2 cats. In her free time, she enjoys reading, playing DnD, hanging with friends, and enjoying nature. She loves discussing books and at any given time you can guarantee she’s reading at least 3 different books. 

Mae Tice, Nightly Operations Coordinator 

Mae is a 4th year studying Ecosystem Science and Sustainability. She enjoys being active and spending time outdoors, whether it is going for a run or hanging out in a hammock. Her favorite things to do are read books, hang out with friends, and eat food. She aspires to save the earth and be happy!