Chapter Officers and Faculty Advisors

Peter J Weddle - President 
About Peter
My name is Peter Weddle and I am a PhD student in Mechanical Engineering. I came to Mines as a closeted undergrad from California in 2010. Through my involvement in the service fraternity (Alpha Phi Omega), I learned how to accept myself and how to surround myself with supportive allies. I can't promise that the school has the most developed programs for LGBT+ students because we have a long way to go. But I can promise that we do have advocates fighting for us all of the time both in administration, resident's life, the student body, and of course oSTEM. I now volunteer at the GLBT Center in Denver and am the president of oSTEM for 2016-2017. I am proud of how I learned to grow at Colorado School of Mines and now I am striving to help others feel comfortable in their own skin on campus.

Blake Jones - Vice President of Community Outreach 
About Blake
My name is Blake Jones and I am the current Vice President of Community Outreach for oSTEM and I am a Junior studying chemical engineering. Also I serve as a Lead Peer Mentor on this campus and help orchestrate a lot of programs for First Year students. Through my positions, my goal is to make the Mines's campus a more inclusive environment by the time that I graduate. I am so proud of all of the great work that has come out of oSTEM and all of the amazing people that I have met through this club.

Jacob J j Schuler - Vice President of Campus Events 
About Jacob J
Emily Green - Treasurer  
About Emily
I am a junior in chemical engineering and possibly pursuing an ASI in energy and economics. I am a tour guide for prospective students, a desk assistant in one of the on-campus dorms, and am doing undergraduate research at Mines. I am also on the varsity track and field team and involved in the co-ed service fraternity on campus. Just in the last two and half years here, I have seen so much change and progress that this school has made for the LGBT+ community and diversity as a whole. I am proud that I have been able to a part of the change and am excited to see where this school is in the future.

Noah McQueen - Social Chair 
About Noah
Hi, my name is Noah and I am a Junior in the Chemical Engineering Program and a member of the McBride Program here at Colorado School of Mines. I currently serving as the social chair for the oSTEM group on campus, as well as being a peer mentor for the first year class. On campus, my goal is to increase the visibility of the LGBTQ+ community, while increasing the number of resources provided for the students who need them. I work to foster the sense of community within the LGBTQ+ community on campus as we continue to create positive change. Personally, I have grown so much from being a part of oSTEM and have seen the community grow as well. We have come so far and I am excited to see where we will go.

Elise Tran - Website Developer 
About Elise
Elise Tran is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering at Colorado School of Mines. She is a highly active community member, holding executive officer positions in several organizations, joining various clubs, and volunteering regularly in the Denver Metro Area. Being a first generation college student, Elise is very passionate about access and equity for underrepresented groups in post-secondary education. She enjoys meeting new people and learning about different cultures around the world. Elise wants to be the first person in her family to graduate from college and continue creating milestones for future generations, especially for minority women in STEM careers.

In July 2015, Elise Tran was featured in The Huffington Post. The article can be found here:

Mary F Elliott - Advisor 
About Mary
I serve Mines as the Associate Director of Residence Life. My office is located in the Campus Living Office in the west tower of Elm Hall here on campus. I have been serving students at different colleges since 2002, and have been at Mines since 2014. I serve as the advisor to the Residence Hall Association on campus (RHA) and as one of the Advisors to oSTEM (Out in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math), Mines' LGBTQ+ group at Colorado School of Mines. Please stop by my office and say hi or if you'd like to meet about anything, just send me an email!

Jenny Nichols - Advisor 
About Jenny
I serve Mines as the Assistant Director for Student Activities. My office is located in the Student Center on the first floor. I have been at Mines since 2015 and serve as the advisor to the Board of Student Organizations (BSO) and as one of the advisors to oSTEM (Out in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math), Mines' LGBTQ+ group at Colorado School of Mines. Please stop by my office and say hi or if you'd like to meet about anything, just send me an email (!