Orientation Leaders

Meet your 2018 SD Mines Orientation Leaders                                                                    
 


BHinricher  

Benjamin Hinricher-Tri-Chair

  • Major: Chemical Engineering
  • Hometown: Dell Rapids, MI
  • Organizations: Triangle Fraternity, AIChE, SPE, Order of Omega, OXE, CubSat, Fermentation Club, Student Senate, Rocker Days.
Fun Fact: I took my senior design class in Germany!
 
 

DPollreisz  

Danika Pollreisz-Tri-Chair

  • Major: Chemical Engineering
  • Hometown: Ethan, SD
  • Organizations: AIChE, Alpha Delta Pi, Greek Council, Orientation, WiSE
Fun Fact: I spent my 22nd birthday in Paris, France.
 

SPrahudesai  

Sahil Prabhudesai-Tri Chair

  • Major: Mechanical Engineering
  • Hometown: Goa, India
  • Organizations:  Delta Sigma Phi, Student Association
Fun Fact: I own a company!
 

Kirsten Anderson  

Kirsten Anderson

  • Major: Chemical Engineering
  • Hometown: Sturgis, SD
  • Organizations:  Alpha Omega Epsilon, Greek Council, WiSE, AIChE
Fun Fact: I got a birthday card from President Bush's dog one year and from President Obama's the next.
 

Kayla Bailly  

Kayla Bailly

  • Major: Chemical Engineering
  • Hometown: Stratford, SD
  • Organizations: Alpha Delta Pi, Circle K, Phi Eta Sigma, AIChE
Fun Fact: I have a giant pair of pants that I like to wear sometimes. They are size 26 and can fit 3 people- it's a pants party!
 

Miranda Berge  

Miranda Berge

  • Major: Geological Engineering
  • Hometown: St. Johns, Newfoundland
  • Organizations: Alpha Omega Epsilon, Society of Petroleum Engineers
Fun Fact: I have two horses named Angel and Waldo.
 

Connel Bjorkstrand  

Connel Bjorkstrand

  • Major: Chemical Engineering 
  • Hometown: Nevis, MN
  • Organizations: Alpha Chi Sigma, Climbing Club, AIChE
Fun Fact: I'm also a poet.
 

Tanner Colpitts  

Tanner Colpitts

  • Major: 
  • Hometown: Plymouth, MN
  • Organizations: Delta Sigma Phi, KTEQ, SME, ICE, Phi Eta Sigma, Greek Council
Fun Fact: Movie trailers were originally shown after the featured film, giving them the name "trailers".
 

Rosalia Dawley  

Rosalia Dawley

  • Major: Industrial Engineering
  • Hometown: Marshalltown, IA
  • Organizations:  Student Association, WiSE, Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers, Delight Ministries
Fun Fact: I live on a golf course and people think my dog eats their golf balls that go in my yard, but really she just brings them into my house for us.
 

Paige Dexter 

Paige Dexter

  • Major: Civil Engineering
  • Hometown: Flandreau, SD
  • Organizations: Alpha Omega Epsilon, Hardrocker Dance Team
Fun Fact: I have four younger siblings and the two youngest are 18 and 19 years younger than myself.
 

Kate Dickinson  

Kate Dickinson

  • Major: Applied Biological Sciences
  • Hometown: Lafayette, CO
  • Organizations: Biomedical Engineering Society, Future Student Health Professionals, Pep Band, Student Ambassador, Alpha Omega Epsilon
Fun Fact: I'm Asian.
 

Ayden Drabek  

Ayden Drabek

  • Major: Computer Science
  • Hometown: Bell Fourche, SD
  • Organizations: Triangle Fraternity, Jumpstart, Robotics Club
Fun Fact: I have two middle names.
 

Hannah Dudak  

Hannah Dudak

  • Major: Chemical Engineering
  • Hometown: Victoria, MN
  • Organizations: Alpha Omega Epsilon, Hardrocker Pep Band, Hardrockin' Drama Club
Fun Fact: I was a snowflake in the Macy's Day Parade in 4th grade on the Care Bear float.
 

Hannah Eppard  

Hannah Eppard

  • Major: Geology
  • Hometown: Rapid City, SD
  • Organizations: Alpha Delta Pi, Society of Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration, Association of Women Geoscientists, Rocker Days, Orientation, Tech Geological Association
Fun Fact: I own 30 pairs of shoes.
 

Taylor Haire  

Taylor Haire

  • Major:  Applied Biological Sciences
  • Hometown: Fruita, CO
  • Organizations: SHPE, Ivanhoe International Center Workstudy
Fun Fact: One time, I was working a shift as a security guard in Aspen, CO and I saw Andrew Zimmern from Bizarre Foods.
 

Kristen Haller  

Kristen Haller

  • Major: Mechanical Engineering
  • Hometown: Albertville, MN
  • Organizations: Alpha Omega Epsilon, Biomedical Engineering Society, Newman Club, Rotaract
Fun Fact: I spent one month of my summer in Africa!
 

Anna Haydock  

Anna Haydock

  • Major: Metallurgical Engineering
  • Hometown: Fresno, CA
  • Organizations: National Society of Black Engineers, Student Ambassadors
Fun Fact:  Chinchillas are hard to catch at 2am in the morning...trust me.
 

Saige Herbert  

Saige Herbert

  • Major: Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management
  • Hometown: Fleming, CO
  • Organizations: IISE, WiSE, Alpha Omega Epsilon, Delight
Fun Fact: My favorite animal is a cow.
 

Ryan Hinrichs  

Ryan Hinrichs

  • Major: Computer Science
  • Hometown: Blunt, SD
  • Organizations: Lambda Chi Alpha, Alpha Chi Sigma, Two Left Feet Swing, TLC Tutors, Alumni Association, SD Mines Cheer Team, Student Ambassador, Programming Team.
Fun Fact: You cannot snore and dream at the same time.
 

Garrett Hukill  

Garrett Hukill

  • Major: Geological Engineering
  • Hometown: Southlake, TX 
  • Organizations: Delta Sigma Phi, Baseball Club
Fun Fact: I've broken my front teeth three times.
 

Jayla Jarnagin  

Jayla Jarnagin

  • Major: Chemical Engineering
  • Hometown: Eaton, CO
  • Organizations: Track, WiSE, Alpha Delta Pi
Fun Fact: I was the SD Mines female athlete of the year for the 2017-18 school year.
 

Dillon John  

Dillon John

  • Major: Mechanical Engineering
  • Hometown: Lismore, MN
  • Organizations: Theta Tau Fraternity, HAP'N
Fun Fact: I am the oldest of five children in my family.
 

Nathan Kessenich  

Nathan Kessenich

  • Major: Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management
  • Hometown: LeMars, IA
  • Organizations: Theta Tau Fraternity, IISE, Ski and Snowboard Club, Rocker Days, Move-In Crew
Fun Fact: I worked at an ice cream plant for two years.
 

Keegen Kleinwolterink  

Keegen Kleinwolterink

  • Major: 
  • Hometown: 
  • Organizations: 
Fun Fact: 
 

Christina Koeck  

Christina Koeck

  • Major: Industrial Engineering 
  • Hometown: Miller, SD
  • Organizations: Campus Kids, Wellfully, 135 Entertainment, WiSE Mentor, IISE
Fun Fact: I visited Ireland for spring break.
 

SKrause  

Shea Krause

  • Major: Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management
  • Hometown: Aberdeen, SD
  • Organizations: Baseball Club, Delta Sigma Phi, IISE
Fun Fact: I've played baseball in the Arizona Cardinals spring training facility.
 

Hannah Leppert  

Hannah Leppert

  • Major: Chemistry and Applied Biological Sciences
  • Hometown: Rapid City, SD
  • Organizations: American Chemical Society, Future Health Science Professionals
Fun Fact: I am the third person in my immediate family to attend SD Mines.
 

Ryan Li  

Ryan Li

  • Major: Industrial Engineering
  • Hometown: Spearfish, SD
  • Organizations: IISE, Triangle Fraternity
Fun Fact: I spent my early childhood in China.
 

Ariana Lopez  

Ariana Lopez

  • Major: Chemical Engineering
  • Hometown: Worthington, MN
  • Organizations: Alpha Delta Pi, Tau Beta Pi, Student Association Senate, Concert Committee, American Institute of Chemical Engineers
Fun Fact: I have 10 cats and I love them!
 

Leonardo Martinez  

Leonardo Martinez

  • Major: Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management
  • Hometown: Puerto Rico
  • Organizations: SHPE, Soccer Club, Rotaract, Tennis Club
Fun Fact: I speak Spanish and a little bit of Lakota.
 

Owen Mechling  

Owen Mechling

  • Major: Mechanical Engineering
  • Hometown: 
  • Organizations:  
Fun Fact: 
 

Gabriel Miller  

Gabriel Miller

  • Major: Mechanical Engineering
  • Hometown: Marion, IA
  • Organizations: American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Rocker Days, Triangle Fraternity
Fun Fact:  I enjoy sailing and fly fishing.
 

Delenn Mobley

Delenn Mobley

  • Major: Applied Biological Sciences
  • Hometown: Meeker. CO
  • Organizations: Biomedical Engineering Society, Hardrocker Dance Team, Alpha Omega Epsilon, Fermentation Club, Rocker Days, WiSE
Fun Fact: During the summer of my high school senior year, a few members of my choir and I went to New York and performed at Carnegie Hall! 
 

Emelia Nelson  

Emelia Nelson

  • Major: Civil Engineering
  • Hometown: Aberdeen, SD
  • Organizations: American Society of Civil Engineers, Engineers and Scientists Abroad
Fun Fact: I was a swimmer in high school.
 

Ethan Nesbit  

Ethan Nesbit

  • Major: Chemical Engineering
  • Hometown: Saint Michael, MN
  • Organizations: Orientation, Triangle Fraternity
Fun Fact: I' have my divemaster certification for scubadiving.
 

Sahil Prabhudesai  

Jacob Oberpriller

  • Major: Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management
  • Hometown: Hot Springs, SD
  • Organizations: Student Association Senate, Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity, HAP'n, Future Health Science Professionals
Fun Fact: I met David Wallace from the Office at a crawfish boil.
 

Samantha Wolfe  

Jacob Otteman

  • Major: Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management
  • Hometown: Whittier, CA
  • Organizations: Delta Sigma Phi, Fermentation Club, Student Alumni Connections
Fun Fact: I get to drive a Zamboni for my job.
 

Sarah Kelly  

Abigail Otten

  • Major: Physics
  • Hometown: Aberdeen, SD
  • Organizations: Society of Physics Students
Fun Fact: I have been playing the guitar since I was 10 years old.
 

Shea Krause  

Jeremy Schumacher

  • Major: Metallurgical Engineering
  • Hometown: Rapid City, SD
  • Organizations: Triangle Fraternity, SAMPE
Fun Fact:  
 

Tanner Colpitts  

Kate Schumann

  • Major: Civil Engineering
  • Hometown: Litchfield, MN
  • Organizations: Student Association, Alpha Omega Epsilon, Engineers and Scientists Abroad
Fun Fact: I play the tuba.
 

Troy Mcranie  

Enzo Tessaro

  • Major: Mechanical Engineering
  • Hometown: Curitiba, Brazil
  • Organizations:  SDSMT Formula SAE, ASME
Fun Fact: There is a car named after me.
 

Tyler Ronkin  

Tiati Thelen

  • Major: Math
  • Hometown: Brandon, SD
  • Organizations: Alpha Omega Epsilon, Student Association, Math Club
Fun Fact: I joined chess club in elementary school so I did not have to go outside for recess.
 

Zane Hiller  

Cooper Timm

  • Major: Interdisciplinary Sciences Pre-Health
  • Hometown: Hill City, SD
  • Organizations: NSBE, Future Health and Science Professionals, Delta Sigma Phi
Fun Fact: I have a part time job as a musician.
 


Lauren Utter  

Lauren Utter

  • Major: Applied Biological Sciences
  • Hometown: Woodland Park. CO
  • Organizations: Alpha Omega Epsilon, Biomedical Engineering Society, Mines Buddies, WiSE
Fun Fact: I love art!
 

Rebekah Volner  

Rebekah Volner

  • Major: Civil Engineering
  • Hometown: Olathe, KS
  • Organizations: Alpha Omega Epsilon, Hardrocker Dance Team
Fun Fact: I like to build things.
 

Colin Wagner  

Colin Wagner

  • Major: Electrical Engineering
  • Hometown: Cheyenne, WY
  • Organizations: Triangle Fraternity, Eta Kappa Nu
Fun Fact: I'm a black belt in Kung-Fu, and I'm ambidextrous.