Alumni and Friends

Alumni Profiles

Samantha Beck '18

Major

Environmental Engineering

Future Plans

Sam will be moving to Minneapolis, Minnesota to begin an exciting career as a water resources engineer at Barr Engineering.

Favorite Memory from McBride

Sam says the moments that will stick with her the most from McBride as she continues on with her life are all the after-class shenanigans and deep discussions she had with her classmates. She said that since most McBride classes do not end until 9:00 PM, there was always a fun energy and atmosphere with her and her friends.

Kenneth Sullivan '18

Major

Civil Engineering

Future Plans

Kenneth will be moving to Seattle, WA to attend graduate school.

Favorite Memory from McBride

Kenneth says the moments spent with his McBride classmates trying to ensure the Undergraduate Research Journal obtained a successful launch around Mines. Those memories rise above the rest of his memories from Mines in a way that is so hard to describe.

Alisha Eskew '18

Major

Biochemistry

Future Plans

Alisha will be moving to Fort Collins, CO where she will be taking a gap year and working as a scribe/performing research before she will be attending medical school.

Favorite Memory from McBride

Alisha says her favorite moment from McBride was her last day of class when her and her classmates were tasked with tackling the connection between science and spirituality, and her favorite part was getting to go around the classroom and see how everyone else approached the assignment in such unique ways.

Katrina San Nicolas '18

Major

Chemical Engineering

Future Plans

Katrina will be moving to Houston, TX to work as a process engineer for ExxonMobil.

Favorite Memory from McBride

Katrina says that it is almost impossible to pick a favorite memory from all of the great moments she experienced in McBride, but if she had to choose it would be a tie between  walking the labyrinth in Science and Spirituality and hearing about everyone’s hilarious, incredible adventures at the Fall Banquet each year.

Nicholas Rummel '18

Major

Computational and Applied Mathematics

Future Plans

Nicholas will be moving to Fort Collins, CO to work as a research scientist for Numerica.

Favorite Memory from McBride

Nicholas says his favorite moment while in McBride was spending his practicum sailing the South Pacific Ocean. McBride is what allowed him to take part in such a wonderful and unique adventure.

Matthew Kowalsky '18

Major

Physics

Future Plans

Matthew will be moving to Los Angeles, CA to pursue a PhD in quantum information science from the University of Southern California.

Favorite Memory from McBride

Matthew says his favorite memory is from Christmas Eve, 2016, while in Nepal. Matthew and a dozen other McBriders were on a trip led by Lhakpa, the owner of Golden’s Sherpa House Restaurant, who runs a charity called Hike for Help. Hike for Help connects Westerners willing to help with community-requested development projects in the Khumbu Valley. The memory was simply Matthew learning a Sherpa game called “stones” from his Sherpa friends and guides. It was simple yet his best memory from McBride.

Catherine Giesenhagen '18

Major

Chemical Engineering

Future Plans

Catherine will be staying local here in Denver, CO and she is going to be working at a consulting firm in the Oil & Gas industry.

Favorite Memory from McBride

Catherine says her favorite memory as the whole Hike for Help trip that she took to Nepal with her classmates during the Winter of 2016, a trip that will forever live on in her mind.

Samuel Fynes '18

Major

Electrical Engineering

Future Plans

Samuel will be staying local here in Denver, CO and he is going to be working as an electrical engineer for Black & Veatch.

Favorite Memory from McBride

Samuel says his favorite memories are the Wednesday Night TMI that he and his classmates would do while in McBride.

Friends of McBride

The friends of McBride don’t just include the program’s alumni, either. Many CSM graduates and corporate partners recognize the unique value of the Program in training the next generation’s leaders in science, technology, and engineering. Their generosity opens up a world of opportunity to McBride students.