Al Keller  

Learning Community Director

I didn’t have a linear path to this career. I started with a major in international affairs as an undergraduate at Northern Arizona University. After having a perspective-shifting experience in Kenya, I decided I wanted to have a more tangible way to make a difference- through the lens of science and medicine. When I returned to the US, I started working in a cancer genetics lab as an undergrad and quickly learned that the health inequities I witnessed in Kenya also exist in the US. While completing I master’s in molecular biology, I found a passion for teaching science as a National Science Foundation Graduate Fellow in K-12 Education. Working on the Navajo and Hopi reservations teaching middle school, my awareness of inequities grew beyond access to healthcare and I became passionate about access to education, and to revamping how our educational systems are structured. I started working in higher education while living in Hidalgo, Mexico, where I was a Fulbright Scholar at the Universidad Autonoma del Estado de Hidalgo. In April 2015, I started in my role with the College of Natural Sciences where I am grateful to be able to continue learning about myself and other perspectives every day.



Lindsey Young   (She, Her, Hers)

Learning Community Programs Coordinator

Lindsey graduated from Colorado State University with a double major in Biology and Psychology. She has been working with Amplify, previously the College of Natural Sciences Learning Community, for five years, and has an uncanny ability to help people feel purposeful and valued, identifying and leveraging peoples’ strengths and creating experiences where they can shine. If you don’t find her whispering to the gaggle of plants in her office or chatting about science with a collection of students, she might be out in nature, most likely with people who have never been to the mountains before. She is passionate about learning and growing, and can brighten any room she enters with her authenticity and openness. 




Ashliee Treblik   (she/they)

Amplify Peer Academic Leader (PAL)

Hello! My name is Ashliee (she/they) and I’m a second year Psychology major with a Religious Studies minor. I like to read and spend time on campus with my friends! Ask me about Randy Gardner or anything booktok!


Guin Sailors   (she/her/hers)

Amplify Peer Academic Leader (PAL)

Hello! My name is Guinevere! I am from Englewood Colorado and I am studying biological anthropology.


Gabby Beechner   (she/her/hers)

Amplify Peer Academic Leader (PAL)

Hello my name is Gabby Beechner. My pronouns are she/her/hers. I am from Orlando, Florida and I came to CSU in aspirations to become a vet. I love riding my longboard at night and my favorite kind of music is indie rock and pop. I also have two dogs that I love so much, and their names are Porter and Zeppelin:)))


Destinee Danks (she/her/hers)

Amplify Peer Academic Leader (PAL)

My name is Destinee Danks, I’m from Window Rock, Arizona. Currently, I am a senior majoring in Zoology. I came to Colorado State University to enhance and challenge my way of thinking of life on Earth. With my degree I hope to work with Fish and Wildlife or join the Peace Corps. I love drawing, painting, and playing video games as a hobby. Need any advice/tips about the Zoology major at CSU, contact me!



Angel Salazar   

Amplify Peer Academic Leader (PAL)

Heyyyy! My name is Angel Salazar I’m a first year majoring in computer science. I’m from a small town in Colorado named Rifle. I love exploring and doing new things. My mind is never at rest, always exploring new things. Also love playing video games.