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Meet Our Admission Fellows

Summer 2014 Fellows

About our Fellows

Rosa Baum

Rosa Baum '15
Boulder, CO 

"To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all." -Oscar Wilde

Born to wandering freelance journalists, Rosa grew up all across the U.S. and in a small village in Mexico until the Baum's settled in Boulder, Colorado. She is an International Political Economy major and Middle Eastern Studies minor hoping to pursue a career in immigration policy. Rosa has truly been the author of her education here at CC as she took independent study courses that allowed her to work as a field organizer on the 2012 Presidential Re-election campaign and is shaping her senior year to allow her to do research in Honduras on immigration policy of 'sending' and 'receiving' countries. She considers herself incredibly fortunate to have studied abroad in Monteverde, Costa Rica; Cairo, Egypt; and Amman, Jordan. Rosa is also a four-year member of CC's women's ultimate frisbee team, Lysistrata's Tools, and can be often coaxed out of the library on a beautiful Colorado afternoon with the promise of frisbee golf or a friend with whom to throw. Rosa's intensity and dedication to pursuing her passions is indicative of the personhood that CC nurtures in its students.

Extracurricular Activities:

  • President's Council
  • Colorado College Young Democrats Co-Chair
  • Member of CC's Women's Ultimate Frisbee Team
  • Political Philosophy Discussion Group
  • Member of the Arabian Knights
  • Arabic Adjunct
  • Intramural Basketball, Innertube Waterpolo, and Ultimate Frisbee
  • Studied Abroad in Amman, Jordan
  • Internships: White House Office of Communications Hispanic News Media; Colorado Legal Services Migrant Division

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



Katherine Coe

Katherine Coe '15

Greenwich, CT 

Katherine is a senior studying biology under the ecology, evolution and organisms track. She spent this past summer studying the unique mating strategies of tamarin monkeys in the Peruvian Amazon and can't wait for the upcoming ski season. As a fellow, she is looking forward to playing a more active role in CC's ongoings and working as liaison with prospective students and their families.

Extracurricular Activities:

  • Tour Guide
  • Enthusiastic participant and referee in soccer, futsol, softball and water polo IM sports
  • Studied abroad in Ecuador fall 2013
  • Recipient of Robert S. Stabler Grant and Venture Grant for "Behavioral Study on Female Reproductive Suppression in Tamarins, Los Amigos Biological Field Station, Peruvian Amazon"
  • Member of the CC Mental Health Coalition
  • Involved in CC Teaching Aides Adjunct and Guitar Adjunct


Jesse Crane '15
Bethesda, MD 

“My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style." -Maya Angelou

Growing up in the DC Metro area, Jesse knew that she wanted to leave her packed urban neighborhood and move to the beautiful Rocky Mountains. After graduating high school, she moved to Boulder, CO and attended the University of Colorado. She soon realized that the huge university was not for her and she happily transferred to Colorado College. After transferring, she re-affiliated with her sorority and joined various committees and clubs on campus. Jesse's independence and ability to adapt quickly to change led her to be successful as a transfer student at Colorado College. She loves the small classroom attention, the eclectic mix of students, and of course, the block plan. She is currently a senior sociology major who you can find eating animal crackers in the sociology department and debating with economics majors in Palmer. In her free time Jesse enjoys hitting the slopes with friends, getting bendy at yoga, or looking for kooky restaurants in Colorado Springs. Jesse's enthusiasm and love for CC is clearly visible in her upbeat attitude, her curiosity on campus, and her drive to succeed as an undergraduate student.

Extracurricular Activities:

  • Central planning committee (CPC)
  • Kappa alpha theta- chief recruitment officer
  • Club Member of Cru, Freeriders Union of Colorado College (FUCC), Outdoor Recreation Committee (ORC)
  • Relay for Life- team development chair
  • Former Italian house resident
  • Transfer student


Justine Epstein '15
Takoma Park, MD 

"Look closely at the present you are constructing: it should look like the future you are dreaming" -Alice Walker

Justine is invested in the study of Philosophy, both within and outside the classroom. Her passion for community and the land converge in her daily engagements in meaningful conversations and moments of beauty in the outdoors. Her hometown of Takoma Park, MD and the broader D.C. metropolitan area lent Justine a keen interest in social justice and responsibility in regards to systemic oppression and politics of difference, while her time in the western states has instilled in her a heartfelt connection to the wild landscapes and a love for poetry, bluegrass and jam bands. She is interested in wilderness-based rites of passage and the ways in which young people can be affirmed in their identities by creating a bond with the natural world.

During a gap year before starting at CC as a freshman, Justine traveled in India and South America, creating life-long connections to communities where she has since returned as a CC student. She received credit to independently study the spiritual history of the Merasi community in Jaisalmer, Rajasthan during her freshman year and returned to Peru's Sacred Valley to volunteer at a Waldorf School with a Venture Grant to observe indigenous attempts to preserve and promote sacred land knowledge through education.

Extracurricular Activities:

  • Co-founder of Colorado College Food Coalition
  • Food Coalition Steering Committee member
  • Student Leader for coalition-building team through the Collaborative for Community Engagement (CCE)
  • Student Activist and Community Organizer for the Real Food Challenge
  • Student Representative for Bon Appetite Real Food Working Group
  • Project Leader and Mentor for Kusi Ñan Productos Organicos, an organic farm cooperative working with adolescents in Peru's Sacred Valley
  • Ambassador for the School of Lost Borders Youth Programs ‑ sharing resources and stories about youth rites of passage work in the southwest and western United States.
  • Former Resident of Global LLC and Glass House


Andrew Eshleman '15
Little Rock, AR 

“It is easy to live for others, everybody does. I call on you to live for yourself.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson

Originally born on the west coast, Andrew moved to Arkansas at a young age and continued to live in the south until graduating high school. His passion for hip-hop and contemporary race issues stems from his interest in the quality of public education. After pursuing education throughout his freshman and sophomore years, Andrew shifted to pursue a degree in Hispanic Studies, with the intent of later teaching Spanish in a public school. For the last two summers Andrew has worked for Trackers Earth in Oregon, a wilderness living and outdoor education organization. Andrew specializes in bow-making, primitive skills and helping kids to grow into young leaders. Moving into his final year at CC, Andrew plans to further explore opportunities in outdoor education and Spanish immersion programs. These days, he can be found shooting arrows, playing for CC Men’s Rugby, or immersed in his passion for teaching wilderness skills.

Extracurricular Activities:

  • Sigma Chi Treasurer
  • CC Men’s Rugby President
  • Order of Omega President
  • Co-Director Student Shadow Program

Rosa Baum

Andie Estella '15
Manila, Philippines 


A proud born-and-bred Filipina, Andie completed her International Baccalaureate Diploma at Brent International School Manila. An avid traveler, she chose to study abroad for college and was lured by the idea of the Block Plan; the beautiful mountain scenery was simply icing on the cake. As a Classics major, learning Latin only sparked Andie’s interest in other languages. Her study abroad programs in Spain, England, and Italy only furthered her curiosity in exploring other cultures. Andie is fascinated by the impact of social media on today’s society – she dreams of working as a travel writer or as part of a PR firm. Outside of the classroom, Andie is an active member of the Honor Council and the Student Conduct Committee. More often than not you’ll see her relaxing with friends on the quad, queuing for macaroni and cheese at the Preserve, or curled up in Tutt Library with a cup of hot chocolate. Don’t be afraid to say hi – outgoing and adventurous, these words describe Andie to a tee!

Extracurricular Activities:

  • ACM Campus Ambassador
  • ACM London/Florence Spring Semester Abroad Blogger
  • Campus Tour Guide
  • Central Planning Committee
  • Children’s Literacy Center Tutor
  • CC Club Softball
  • The Election Commission
  • The Honor Council
  • Phi Sigma Iota Language Honor Society
  • Sign Language Adjunct
  • Student Conduct Committee
  • Studied abroad in Salamanca, Spain; London, England; and Florence, Italy

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


Jaden Hawkinson

Jaden Hawkinson '15
Parker, CO 

“All the wild world is beautiful, and it matters but little where we go, to the highlands or lowlands, woods or plains, on the sea or land or down among the crystals of waves or high in a balloon in the sky…” John Muir

Jaden is a Colorado native from Parker, located just outside of Denver. Spending time with good friends, meeting new people, and deepening relationships is his favorite pastime. He pursues a life of health and healing for the body, mind, and spirit—-for himself and others. At CC, Jaden studies Religion to learn how people of the world understand their humanity, while completing the pre-med requisites to attend a naturopathic medicine program following graduation. Jaden has been able to pursue his passion for people and healing throughout his time at CC, from attending Kumbh Mela in India, a CC pilgrimage to Ireland to “walk with the saints,” working at a special needs summer camp in Missouri, and interning in Maui to learn how community, singing, dancing, meditating, and gardening can heal the body and soul. On campus he can be found unicycling, enjoying delicious vegan food, and “bopping around” to mingle with the lovely CC students, faculty, and staff.

Extracurricular Activities:

  • Writing Center Tutor
  • Shove Council
  • Phi Gamma Delta
  • Intramural Soccer
  • CC Curling
  • Colorado Springs Nonviolence

Avery Kernan

Flora Liu '15
Brisbane, Australia

“There are no fixed points in space.” -Merce Cunningham

Flora spent her childhood in Taipei, Taiwan. At the age of ten, she moved to Brisbane, Australia, where she received most of her education and completed the International Baccalaureate Diploma. Flora is currently a senior and taking advantage of the liberal arts education, double majoring in Molecular and Cellular Biology and Dance. She is fascinated by infinite numbers of questions and has done a lot of research on the bacterium Acinetobacter baylyi and the Pikes Peak Big Horn Sheep parasites. Not forgetting her other passion, she has been choreographing and dancing for Dance Workshop, every semester. Flora has taken the opportunities at Colorado College to travel to Spain, London, and New York to study Spanish, Shakespeare, and the Cunningham Dance Technique. Coming to Colorado has accentuated her love for the outdoors; she enjoys skiing and road biking through the countryside. Flora’s dream is to work with Doctors Without Borders and travel around the world to help people who are suffering from illnesses and research more about infectious diseases.

Extracurricular Activities:

  • Research Assistant in the Department of Biology
  • Colorado College Emergency Medicine Services
  • Arts for Social Change Community Advisor
  • Montgomery Resident Advisor
  • Physical Therapist Aid/Student Athletic Trainer in Sports Medicine
  • Dance Workshop Choreographer/Dancer
  • Member of GlobeMed
  • SPILL Student Supporter
  • Wilson Dance Ballet Teacher
  • Fashion Show
  • Outdoor Recreation Club
  • Adjuncts: Ballet, Contemporary dance, Piano, Spanish, Writing Workshop

Matt Nadel

Matt Nadel '15
Centennial, CO

"We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give." -Winston Churchill

Growing up in suburban Centennial, Matt graduated from Arapahoe High School realizing that he couldn't leave his beloved home state of Colorado. Between swimming, biking, and backpacking, he never has a shortage of outdoor time. After studying abroad in rural Costa Rica during the fall semester of his Junior year, Matt solidified his passion for helping others through the progressive fields of environmental protection and healthcare. Matt's major in Economics and minor in Natural Resources use in the West has allowed him to study a wide variety of courses at CC, from Physical Geology to a class taught by President Tiefenthaler. When he's not taking long walks on the beach or getting caught in the rain, Matt enjoys teaching swim lessons to children in Colorado Springs and baking Strawberry Bread. Between his passion for the outdoors and his intellectual curiosity, Matt's engaging and slightly sarcastic demeanor represents a well-rounded and fun CC student.

Extracurricular Activities:

  • Men's Swim Team
  • Community Engaged Leadership Cohort
  • Founder of "Little Cats Swimming for Underprivileged Youth"
  • Blue Key Honor Society
  • 2-Time Innertube Water Polo Champion
  • New Student Orientation Leader
  • President's Council
  • Butler Center Mentor
  • Co-Chair of CC Democrats
  • Student Advisory Board
  • Studied Abroad in Costa Rica

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: 

• 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

Emma Whitehead

Emma Whitehead '15
Denver, CO 

"I have found that if you love life, life will love you back." -Arthur Rubenstein

Emma is a proud Denver native, but has been happy to call Colorado Springs home for almost seven years. A graduate of Fountain Valley School of Colorado, Emma came to CC after a six-month world tour with "Up with People," an international service and education organization. She is able to combine her passion for language, travel, social justice, and scholarship through her Political Science major and Spanish minor and traveled with the Poli/Sci department to eastern Europe last summer to study reconstruction. This summer, with the support of the Keller Family Venture Grant program and the Dean of Students' Office, she walked a 500 mile pilgrimage on the Camino de Santiago to better understand modern pilgrimage within Spain's religious and political history. Emma plans to continue learning other languages to help facilitate cross-cultural connection in our increasingly interdependent world. On campus, Emma can often be found making music with friends, doing yoga, hiking in Garden of the Gods, and eating chocolate-covered ginger.

Extracurricular Activities:

  • Financial Aid Intern
  • President's Council
  • Room 46 A Cappella
  • New Student Orientation leader
  • Intramural Sports
  • Energy, Environment and Security Project
  • BreakOut Volunteer and Outdoor Recreation Club member