Electrical Engineering

Colorado School of Mines

Electrical Engineering

Colorado School of Mines

Kelsie Diaz

Graduate Program Manager

Kelsie Diaz, GR Program Manager

Kelsie has worked in higher education for over 6 years, working a wide range of jobs from admissions to program management. She has a passion for working with graduate students in particular, and she is currently the Graduate Program Manager for Computer Science and Electrical Engineering at Mines. She is also an adjunct instructor for Computer Science seminar courses. She moved to Colorado from Chicago in June 2022 with her partner and 2 dogs. They have since bought a house and plan to establish some roots in Colorado.




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  • B.S. Sociology, Women’s and Gender Studies from Illinois State University in 2015

  • M.S. Political Science from Illinois State University in 2017


  • Colorado School of Mines DI&A award for Diversity, Inclusion, and Access – 2024

#4 Top 25 Brainiest Colleges, #1 in Colorado (Lumosity, 2019)

6 faculty fellows of the professional organization IEEE

teacher icon19:1 student-faculty ratio

student icon#2 in combining scholarly research and classroom instruction (Wall Street Journal, 2016)

piggy bank#1 for career return on investment (Georgetown University, 2019), #2 best college value (Money Magazine, 2018)