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 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!

 

 

 

 

Volunteer Administrative Coordinator

Sam Leak

Sam is a second year student majoring in Human Development and Family Studies with a concentration in leadership and entrepreneurial professions and minoring in Zoology, 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. Sam is originally from Las Vegas, Nevada which is not as exciting as it may sound. 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 loves reading, playing softball, watching the newest Netflix/Hulu shows, and traveling to see her beautiful dog Roxi 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.

  

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 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.  

 

 

 

 

Community Outreach Coordinator

Madison Thompson

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).

 

 

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

Emma Taylor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nightly Operations Coordinator

Olivia (LuLu) Labbe

Olivia is a first year student at CSU doubling majoring in biology and psychology with a pre-med focus. After all schooling is said and done Olivia hopes to be a pediatric psychiatrist with her own practice combining talk therapy with chemical therapy. She is from Longmont which is just down 287 next to Boulder, and is very happy to be in FoCo now with her fellow Rams! In her free time Olivia likes hanging out with her sorority sisters, making elaborate crafty study guides, playing with her Corgi-Pomeranian mixed dog Barley, watching all kinds of TV, and coloring in anatomic/biological coloring books.