Penny Gonzales-Soto

Director and Attorney


Penny (she/her/ella) grew up in Greeley, Colorado.  She received her law degree from the University of Denver and undergraduate degree from The Colorado College.   She has worked at various non-profit organizations in Colorado and as a solo practitioner.  She has experience in many different areas of law, including immigration, landlord/tenant, business formation, and contract evaluation. She has been with CSU since 2019 and enjoys helping and guiding students.  Penny is excited to support students as they work towards a successful future.

Stephanie Laurent Tracy

Office Manager

Stephanie Tracy
Stephanie (she/her/hers) has been working in Student Legal Services since 2020 and finds her position very interesting with new situations being presented every day. She received her bachelor’s degree in Human Resource Management from CSU and enjoys helping students and maintaining office organization. Outside the office, Stephanie enjoys spending time with family and friends, natural health and wellness, live music, and all of the outdoor recreation Colorado has to offer.

Forrest Orswell

Staff Attorney

Forrest (he/him/his) has practiced law in Colorado since 1998 and has been with CSU Student Legal Services since 2009. He received his law degree from the University of Wyoming and undergraduate degree from the University of Northern Colorado. He has extensive experience in criminal defense law and is well versed in many other legal areas. When not helping students with their legal issues, Forrest can usually be found on his fishing boat or roaming the Colorado mountainside.

Katie Wheeler

Staff Attorney

Katie WheelerKatie (she/her/hers) has practiced law since 2015 and joined Student Legal Services in 2022.  She is a Colorado State alum and went to Willamette University for law school.  She has extensive experience in Family Law and also has experience in public, private, and corporate law sectors.  Outside the office, Katie enjoys time with friends, her Maltipoo named Xanadu, and being outdoors.