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Alumni

Angela Banfill

Background:
Boise, Idaho
Environmental Science Major
CC Class of 2006 Rockies Involvement: 2005-06 student researcher

What Since: Currently a wildland firefighter in Idaho


Brendan Boepple

Background:
Wilton, Conn.
Political Science Major, Environmental Issues Minor
CC Class of 2011
Rockies Involvement: 2010-11 student researcher

What Since: Graduating May 2011.


Simon Cataldo

Background:
Concord, Mass.
Environmental Science Major
CC Class of 2008 Rockies Involvement: 2007-08 student researcher

What Since: Taught Special Ed and 7th and 8th grade Math, Teach for America, The Frederick Douglass Academy, Harlem, N.Y. Simon is now working full time to develop the youth lacrosse program he founded two years ago at his school site. Simon's team, composed entirely of at-risk children of color, has now beaten most major private school teams in New York City. If you have questions, comments, or would like to support the team, please contact fdalacrosse@gmail.com


Russell Clarke

Background:
West Simsbury, Conn.
Economics Major, Environmental Studies Minor
CC Class of 2010 Rockies Involvement: 2009-10 student researcher, 2010-11 crogram Coordinator

What Since: program coordinator, 2010-11 State of the Rockies Project; Graduated May 2010.


Jeremiah Cox

Background:
New York City, N.Y.
Environmental Science Major
CC Class of 2011 Rockies Involvement: 2010-11 student researcher

What Since: Graduated May 2011.


Patrick Creeden

Background:
Colorado Springs, Colo.
Anthropology Major
CC Class of 2010 Rockies Involvement: 2009-10 student researcher

What Since: National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) staff, Wyoming; Graduated May 2010.


Lucy Emerson-Bell

Background:
Cambridge, Mass.
Biology Major
CC Class of 2008 Rockies Involvement: 2007-08 student researcher

What Since: Working with Sally Ranney in Denver and volunteering with Denver Urban Homesteading; Intern at Sustainable Settings, Carbondale, Colo.; Assisted with production of “Dirt,” an environmental documentary, Park City, Utah; Travelling in Thailand, Vietnam, and Laos; Intern at the Denver Mayor's Office for green initiatives during the Democratic National Convention.


Emil Dimatchev

Background:
Sophia, Bulgaria
Mathematical Economics Major
CC Class of 2011 Rockies Involvement: 2009-10 student researcher

What Since: Graduating May 2011.


Porter Friedman

Background:
Port Royal, S.C.
LAS Major: Influences of the Natural World on the Development of Societies
CC Class of 2009 Rockies Involvement: 2008-09 student researcher

What Since: Graduated May 2009


Brandon Goldstein

Background:
Bozeman, Montana
Mathematical Economics Major
CC Class of 2008 Rockies Involvement: 2007/08 student researcher

What Since: Internal Wholesaler at WealthVest Marketing, Bozeman, MT; Non-profit work, Bozeman, MT; Working for the Wilderness Society in Denver.


Brian Hall

Background:
Westcliffe, Colo.
Economics Major
CC Class of 2008
Rockies Involvement: 2006-07 student researcher

What Since: foreign service officer for the Department of State in Guayaquil, Ecuador, working on political, economic, and consular issues; Travelling in India and Nepal.


Julia Head

Background:
Marlborough, Mass.
Biology and Studio Art Double Major
CC Class of 2009
Rockies Involvement: 2008-09 student researcher

What Since: education presenter at the Living Planet Aquarium in Salt Lake City, Utah


Patrick Holmes

Background:
New Hope, Pa.
Liberal Arts & Sciences: Natural Resource & Policy Major
CC Class of 2003 Rockies Involvement: 2003-04 and 2004-05 Program Coordinator and co-editor of Report Cards; 2005-06 guest contributor

What Since: conservation program coordinator, Colorado Conservation Trust, Denver, Colo.; 2006-2008 Master of Environmental Management program, Yale University’s School of Forestry and Environmental Studies


Bryan Hurlbutt

Background:
Ketchum, Idaho
Physics Major
CC Class of 2004 Rockies Involvement: 2004-05 student researcher and co-editor of Report Card; 2005-06 program coordinator and co-editor of Report Card

What Since: Columbia University Law School Graduate (2010) Law Clerk for Idaho Supreme Court Judge, Boise, Idaho.


Chris Jackson

Background:
Avon, Colo.
International Political Economy Major
CC Class of 2006 Rockies Involvement: 2005-06 student researcher; 2006-07 and 2007-08 program coordinator and co-editor of Report Cards

What Since: Ice climbing safety instructor, Ouray, Colo.; Working with Tri-Lakes Cares and the State of the Rockies Project.


Anna Johnson

Background:
Evanston, Ill.
Political Science Major, Environmental Issues Minor
CC Class of 2011 Rockies Involvement: 2010-11 student researcher

What Since: Graduated May 2011.


Jared Kapela

Background:
Hunting Valley, Ohio
Environmental Science & Economics Majors
CC Class of 2006 Rockies Involvement: 2005-06 student researcher

What Since: Project Manager, IHRDC, Boston, Mass.; Master of Environmental Management program, Duke University’s Nicholas School of Environment and Earth Sciences, graduated May 2008.


Julianne Kellogg

Background:
Northboro, Mass.
Environmental Science Major
CC Class of 2009 Rockies Involvement: 2006-07 student researcher

What Since: Teaching English in Gwangju, South Korea.


Elizabeth Kolbe

Background:
Grinnell, Iowa
Environmental Science Major
CC Class of 2008 Rockies Involvement: 2008-09 and 2009-10 program coordinator; 2007-08 student researcher

What Since: Master's candidate in Environmental Science (Agroecosystem Management specialization), The Ohio State University; 2008-09 and 2009-10 State of the Rockies program coordinator


Matthew Lee-Ashley

Background:
Colorado Springs, Colo.
History Major at Pomona College Class of May 2004 Rockies Involvement: 2004-05 visiting student researcher

What Since: deputy director of communications, United States Department of the Interior; communications director for the Washington D.C. office of Ken Salazar; legislative assistant in the Washington D.C. office of Senator Ken Salazar


Carissa Look

Background:
Edgartown, Mass.
Environmental Science Major
CC Class of 2007 Rockies Involvement: 2006-07 student researcher

What Since: program director, The Savannah Cheetah Foundation, Colorado Springs, Colo.; Mayor’s Task Force on Open Space, San Francisco Neighborhood Parks Council.


John MacKinnon

Background:
Boise, Idaho
Economics Major
CC Class of Aug. 2006 Rockies Involvement: 2007-08 project researcher

What Since: Attending Lewis and Clark Law School in Portland, Ore.


Tyler McMahon

Background:
Fairplay, Colo.
Economics Major
CC Class of 2007 Rockies Involvement: 2006-07 student researcher

What Since: Working with the United Nations World Food Programme in Nepal; Consultant to the Washington State Legislature on the Economic Impacts of Water Transfers from Agricultural and Alternative Transfers; 2007-08 Fulbright Scholar, researching the economics and policy implications of rainwater harvesting as a large-scale water supply system in the Kathmandu Valley of Nepal.


Pablo Navarro

Background:
Barranquilla, Colombia
Mathematical Economics Major
CC Class of 2008 Rockies Involvement: 2006-07 student researcher

What Since: transfer pricing consultant at Ernst & Young in Chicago, Ill.


Caitlin O'Brady

Background:
Portland, Ore.
Environmental Science Major
CC Class of 2005 Rockies Involvement: 2004-05 student researcher and 2005-06 research manager and co-editor of Report Card

What Since: master's candidate in environmental science, Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, class of 2010. Previously Engineering Department academic and student support coordinator at Swarthmore College


Zoe Osterman

Background:
Villanova, Pa.
Environmental Policy Major, Spanish Minor
CC Class of 2011 Rockies Involvement: 2010-11 student researcher

What Since: Graduated May 2011.


Jayash Paudel

Background:
Kathmandu, Nepal
Mathematical Economics Major
CC Class of 2010 Rockies Involvement: 2009-10 student researcher

What Since: Graduated May 2010. Currently researching educational economics as a research associate for Poverty Action Lab in Andhra Pradesh, India.


Christine Renner

Background:
Columbia, Mo.
Economics Major
CC Class of 2005 Rockies Involvement: 2004-05 student researcher

What Since: executive assistant to the CEO, First Affirmative Financial Network; Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar, Quito, Ecuador.


Wiley Rogers

Background:
Kensington, Calif.
Liberal Arts & Sciences: Ecological Economics Major
CC Class of 2008 Rockies Involvement: 2007-08 student researcher

What Since: City Sown, urban gardening, New Orleans, La.; Intern, Natural Capital Institute, San Francisco, Calif.; Volunteered with the Obama Campaign in Colorado; urban garden initiatives in West Oakland, Calif..


Rebecca Schild

Background:
Boulder, Colo.
Liberal Arts & Sciences: International Sustainable Development Major
CC Class of Dec. 2005 Rockies Involvement: 2004-05 student researcher

What Since: Masters of Environmental Management Program, focus of Environmental Economics and Policy, Duke University; 2008 researcher for Wild Connections/Upper Arkansas & S. Platte Project on Pike National Forest; Rock climbing and backpacking instructor, the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS).


Kay Sherwood

Background:
Ipwsich, Mass.
Environmental Policy Major
CC Class of 2010 Rockies Involvement: 2009-10 student researcher

What Since: Graduated May 2010.


Rebecca Spira

Background:
Oak Park, Ill.
Philosophy Major
CC Class of 2011 Rockies Involvement: 2010-11 student researcher

What Since: Graduated May 2011.


Amanda Strauss

Background:
Birmingham, Ala.
Biology Major
CC Class of 2006
Rockies Involvement: 2005-06 student researcher

What Since: Community organizer for Barack Obama in Colorado Springs, Colo.

Sarah Turner

Background:
Wayne, Pa.
Environmental Science Major
CC Class of 2009 Rockies Involvement: 2008-09 student researcher

What Since: Student Conservation Association, southwestern Arizona.


Alex Weiss

Background:
Rockville, Md.
Biology Major
CC Class of 2009 Rockies Involvement: 2008-09 student researcher

What Since: 2009-10 Fulbright Scholar, studying ethnobotany, medicinal plants, and Chinese language in Beijing and Kunming (Yunnan Province), China.


Chase Whitney

Background:
Colorado Springs, Colo.
U.S. History & Environmental Studies/Policy Major at Cornell College, Class of May 2002 Rockies Involvement: 2004-05 visiting student researcher

What Since: Developer, Western Region, Iberdrola Renewable Energies USA - World's largest owner/operator of renewable assets - Portland, Ore.; MBA – Finance Concentration, University of Denver 2007.


Zoë Wick

Background:
Seattle, Wash.
Sociology Major
CC Class of 2010 Rockies Involvement: 2009-10 student researcher

What Since: Teaching English in Sao Paulo, Brazil.


Scott Wozencraft

Background:
Arlington Heights, Ill.
Environmental Science Major
CC Class of 2009 Rockies Involvement: 2008-09 student researcher

What Since: field associate, Environment Colorado


Andrew Yarbrough

Background:
Roxbury, Conn.
International Political Economy Major
CC Class of 2006 Rockies Involvement: 2005-06 student researcher

What Since: senior associate, Global Strategy Group, New York, N.Y.; 2006-2008 staff member for Colorado’s U.S. Senator Ken Salazar, in Colorado Springs, Denver, and then Washington, D.C. offices.


Gregory Zimmerman

Background:
Winnetka, Ill.
Environmental Science Major
CC Class of 2006 Rockies Involvement: 2005-06 student researcher

What Since: Pursuing master's at Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies; watershed coordinator, Colorado Watershed Assembly; 2007-08 serving as Vista volunteer with Colorado Watershed Assembly in Hotchkiss, Colo.