Chelsea Barrett is a Junior transfer student at Colorado College. She is currently undeclared but intends to pursue a Political Science and History double major. She is a first-generation college student from the Southeast region of Colorado Springs.
Coming from a predominantly Black and Brown, often under-resourced, area informs her understanding of the important role of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at an elite predominantly white private institution like Colorado College— and in the Colorado Springs community as a whole. She hopes to pair both her own real-life experience and academic substance from Colorado College to offer a unique perspective to the interpretation and application of law in her prospective career as a Criminal Defense Lawyer.
In addition to her role at the Butler Center, Chelsea is an involved community member. She is a mentor for the Educating Children of Color Summit, A Student Ambassador for the El Pomar Foundation’s Emerging Leader’s Development Program, and a Board member for Empowerment Solidarity Network. She enjoys spending her free time reading, traveling, and spending time with friends and family.
Dominique Jasperse is currently a first year student pursuing Pre-Med as well as creative writing. She grew up in the small town of Gallup, New Mexico and moved to Albuquerque in 2011.
As a queer Native coming from a low-income background, Dominique has developed significant compassion and a desire to help others from underrepresented communities. She hopes to promote an inclusive atmosphere at CC and raise awareness on issues that affect her community, through her position as a Program Assistant at the Butler Center and as a member of NASU.
Her ambition is to become a doctor, potentially in Family Medicine, and to be an author of poetry or fiction. When Dominique has spare time, she enjoys exercising, playing drums, writing poems, and spending time with friends.