|Coordinator of Undergraduate Programs|
|B338 Clark Building|
On-campus students, last names A-O
I am so happy to be back at my alma mater, CSU! I have a background in both education and scientific research and have jumped back and forth between the two professional worlds. I am excited to be able to bring all these experience to my CSU students!
I graduated with my Bachelor of Science in Zoology from CSU in 2008. After that, I moved to the University of Colorado to do biomedical research for a few years. I was learning about endogenous protective mechanisms in the heart and lungs during periods of hypoxia or ischemia. I loved research, but wanted to work with students, so I returned to CSU and got my Master of Education in Educational Leadership, Renewal, and Change with a secondary science teaching license in 2012. I then began working with at risk students in science to motivate them to succeed in this demanding discipline. I have worked with the Upward Bound program at both CSU and the University of Wyoming and the Wyoming College Access Challenge Grant at UW. I returned to CSU for a while to do some research in the Department of Biology about disease ecology in livestock and then I took an Academic Advising job at Laramie County Community College in Cheyenne. I love to help students learn, reach their educational and professional goals, and assist them through the educational process. Now, I am back at CSU and am so excited to be here!
I live on a small farm in Fort Collins and have fiber sheep, chickens, goats, a guard llama, a German Shepherd, and my next project is bees!
|Academic Success Coordinator|
|B339 Clark Building|
All online students and on-campus students, last names P-Z
I am so excited to be coming back to CSU and DARE after working in college athletics. I spent the previous four years as the Coordinator for Student-Athlete Development & Special Projects at Seton Hall University. Prior to Seton Hall, I spent two years with the Department of Athletics at the University of Louisville.
In addition to developing and coordinating community service activities for all of Seton Hall’s student-athletes and teams to participate in, I was the advisor for the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) and its event planning. I worked with both campus-wide and athletics communications channels to help promote all of the community service and outreach initiatives that Seton Hall\’s student-athletes participated in on a regular basis.
I implemented programming designed to support student-athlete leadership training and character development, in addition to career planning. I assisted student-athletes with job search strategies for internships and post-graduate careers and in the spring of 2012, helped launch the first annual Student-Athlete Leadership forum.
Additionally, I was the academic advisor for three varsity teams, helping student-athletes with major declaration, class selection, program advising, and classroom success. Before Seton Hall, I spent two years at the University of Louisville earning my masters in Sport Administration. I was a sports information intern for two years and also served as an Athletic Business Affairs Assistant and the Assistant for Student-Athlete Development and Championships. I volunteered at many events including BIG EAST Conference, Mountain West Conference and NCAA Championship events. I grew up on a ranch in Bayfield, Colorado and graduated from Colorado State University in 2006 with a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture Business. During my time at CSU, I was a Colorado State FFA Officer, an Ag Ambassador, an intern in the Sports Information office and was active in Collegiate Farm Bureau, CSU Marching Band, and Collegiate Cattlewomen. I currently work with the Go4theGoal Foundation and support their Lace Up 4 Pediatric Cancer initiative.