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Meet Our Admission Fellows

Summer 2014 Fellows

About our Fellows

William Carson

William Carson '15
Lopez Island, WA

“Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you.” - Frank Lloyd Wright

Originally from the rural ranching community of Birney, Montana, William moved to Lopez Island, Washington, where he spent his time enjoying the forests and seas of the Pacific Northwest. After graduating from Lopez Island High School, William left the island for the Rocky Mountains to pursue a degree in Art Studio. William has an affinity for draftsmanship, screen printing, and watercolor painting.  William’s curiosity about the impact of design on community and sustainability led him to study architecture in Copenhagen, Denmark last fall.  While abroad, William sketched the masterworks of European architecture, biked through the streets of Copenhagen, and played on a club basketball team featuring players from eleven different countries. A true creative, William can be found contributing to campus design projects, working late nights in the art studio, or partaking in a variety of other pastimes including tickling the ivories, backpacking with friends, working with his hands, and coating his food with black pepper.

Extracurricular Activities:

• Worner Desk Student Manager
• Blue Key Honor Society
• Integrative Design Club
• Design Review Board
• Sustainability Council
• Resident Advisor
• Danish Institute for Study Abroad Architecture Blogger
• Copenhagen Business School Club Basketball
• Cipher Magazine Guest Artist
• CC Soup Kitchen Volunteer
• GlobeMed
• Dance Workshop
• Intramural Sports
• Studied abroad in Denmark, Spain

Flor Chavez

Flor Chavez '15
Delta, CO

“Failure is unimportant. It takes courage to make a fool of yourself.” - Charlie Chaplin

Born and raised in Delta, Colorado, Flor comes from a loving Mexican home and will be the first in her family to graduate from college. She is especially proud to be from the Western Slope of Colorado, and promises to “swoon at the mention of kindred Western Slopers” (yes, she knows that’s not a word). After realizing that her love of people could be studied and put to good use, Flor declared a major in Sociology, which led her to a summer internship in Global Sustainable Development in Cochabamba, Bolivia. Flor dreams of teaching abroad in exotic places, enjoys climbing the Incline, making new acquaintances, and tasting foods from around the world. Independently motivated, personable, and adventurous, you will see Flor’s free spiritedness and curiosity permeating CC’s campus.

Extracurricular Activities:

• Mentor for North Boys Enrichment Program
• Adjuncts: Speed Reading, Pilates, Guitar
• Member of Identity Groups (SOMOS)
• Bridge Participant
• Intramural Volleyball
• Studied Abroad in Southern Italy
• Global Sustainable Development internship in Bolivia

Jonah Goldman

Jonah Goldman '15 
Bethesda, MD

"Happiness is not something ready-made. It comes from your own actions." - Dalai Lama

Originally from Bethesda, a suburb of D.C., Jonah is a man of action who strives to connect the worlds of politics, agriculture, community and environment.  Whether creating forums to discuss matters of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, or experimenting with methods of urban farming, Jonah’s everyday activities directly relate to his academic passions as a Political Science major and Environmental Policy minor. Determined to redesign our flawed food system, Jonah now works with local companies, farmers and policy makers to improve our agricultural economy and eradicate food deserts in our backyard. He also enjoys playing rugby and spending time outdoors. Whether advocating for just policy at city hall, surveying future farms on rooftops, or gazing longingly at Pike’s Peak, Jonah represents the interdisciplinary, engaged, and intentional CC student with gusto.

Extracurricular Activities:

• Founder and President of J Street U at CC
• Intern at Senator Michael Bennet’s office
• CC Club Rugby
• Chief Communications Officer at CityRoots LLC.
• CC President’s Council
• CC Campus Safety Dispatcher
• CC Sustainability Action Team
• Founding member of Colorado Springs Food Policy Council
• Founder and Director of The Palate Project
• Staff Writer for The Colorado Collective
• CC Food Coalition
• Colorado Springs Food Rescue
• Intern at Beyond Meat

Avery Kernan

Avery Kernan '15
Norwalk, CT

“Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.” - T.S. Eliot

After graduating from Greens Farms Academy in Connecticut, Avery joined Colorado College as a Winter Start in January 2011. She first took a gap semester and explored the Andes of Bolivia and Peru. As a CC student, Avery also traveled to Mongolia to study Geopolitics and the Environment during a junior year program abroad. Avery spends many hours teaching and applying her passion for people locally as well, specifically through work with Colorado Springs elementary schools. She is a Sociology major/Education minor who also finds time to pursue recreational activities in the great outdoors. Whether hiking, biking, skiing, or canoeing, Avery takes advantage of our amazing Rocky Mountain location regularly.  She has lived in the Synergy House, CC’s sustainability house, and participates as a member of the Sustainable Living Club as well. Teacher, environmentalist, traveler - Avery represents the well balanced and multifaceted nature of CC students. 

Extracurricular Activities:

• Colorado Springs & Colorado College Food Rescue
• New Student Orientation Leader and Intern
• Adjuncts: Global Citizenship, Pilates, Education Coursework, Thesis
Writing Workshop, Pottery, Letterpress, Printmaking
• Planned Parenthood Data Analyst
• Intramural Ice Hockey, Volleyball, Softball, Broomball, & Basketball
• Synergy House Resident
• Outdoor Recreation Club

Annaliese Schroeder

Annaliese Schroeder '15
Colorado Springs, CO 

"Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory." - Dr. Seuss

A Colorado Springs native, Annaliese left home during high school to attend the Cate School in California. Eventually finding her place back near Pike’s Peak as a Mathematical Economics major at CC, Annaliese has truly embraced the essence of a liberal arts education by taking coursework in disciplines from Religion to Chemistry. Outside of the classroom, she can be seen working at the writing center or volunteering with the boys from North Boys Enrichment Program. She claims that they keep her young and hip. If you find yourself off campus enjoying a meal, you may bump into Annaliese at one of her favorite Colorado Springs restaurants –Shuga’s. Annaliese’s warmth and enthusiasm will brighten your day!

Extracurricular Activities:

• Delta Gamma
• Panhellenic Executive Council
• Order of Omega Honor Society
• Leader and Mentor for North Boys Enrichment Program
• Economics Tutor
• New Student Orientation Leader
• Studied Abroad in Denmark

Dominique Wells

Dominique Wells '15
Durban, South Africa

“There is no passion to be found playing small - in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.” - Nelson Mandela

Dominique hails from Durban, South Africa and was raised in the Kingdom of Swaziland. She completed her International Baccalaureate Diploma at Waterford Kamhlaba College UWCSA. Before joining the CC community and studying Economics, she volunteered at the International Center for AIDS Care and Treatment Programs (ICAP) where she developed an interest in health care development. Dominique studied abroad in Copenhagen, Denmark while at CC and hopes to return home after graduation and join the Economic Development field. Dominique loves music and you can find her tickling the ivories from time to time, studying the sounds of Mozart or assisting students at the College’s Music Library. She’s an active member of both the Black Student Union and UBUNTU, an African interest group, on campus.

Extracurricular Activities:

• UWC Davis World Scholar
• Music Library Student Assistant
• Bridge Program participant
• Member of BSU and UBUNTU
• Former French House Resident
• Studied abroad in Copenhagen, Denmark