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Previous Students of the Week

Takudzwa Nhira

Hunter Martinez

AW Antonoff-Wertheimer

Mia Mulligan-Buckmiller



My name is Takudzwa Nhira and I am 20 years old. I’m from Zimbabwe and have also lived in South Africa and Swaziland prior to starting my degree here at CC.  I am a Mathematical Economics major. I chose this major because I have been interested in economics for a long time but also wanted to challenge myself by having a bigger quantitative component to what I am learning. In my free time, I enjoy playing soccer and spending time with my friends. After graduating from CC I hope to enroll in a graduate program in a subject similar to what I’m currently studying. Ultimately, I want to use the skills I acquire to do development work in Southern Africa because it is a place I care deeply about since I’m from there and I want to be one of the people actively working to bring a better standard of living to more people.

Greetings! My name is Hunter Martinez. I hail from Bend, Oregon and graduated from CC in 2015. During my tenure at CC I studied Environmental Sciences with a focus on Chemistry and also obtained a minor in Biochemistry. Outside of academics I played on the Men’s Soccer team and advised residents within the utopic stronghold, Loomis Hall. Post baccalaureate, I took a lab technician position in an immunology lab at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. For 2 years I engaged in the field of immunology, eventually developing a sincere interest for the science. This fall I will be attending Stanford University in order to pursue a PhD in Immunology. If you have any questions or are looking for advice pursuing a similar career track, send me an email!

Hey. I am A.W. (stands for Alexander Wolfe, my first and middle names). I grew up in California, just north of San Francisco, and I’m a sophomore at CC. I am probably a psychology major, and definitely a music minor.  I like to play lots of games, ranging from video games to weird, wacky card and board games. I’m a musician, and play saxophone for Tiger Jazz, so come check us out! But for an average day, if I’m not studying (or telling myself I should study), I usually spend time by myself, just thinking about whatever comes to mind.  So, feel free to say hi if you see me around; I’d love to get to know more people!

Hi! I grew up in Manitou Springs and have lived in Colorado for my entire life. I graduated from Colorado College in 2015 with a major in Biology and a minor in Biochemistry. After matriculation, I entered a Master of Science program at Regis University with a specific focus on Biomedical Sciences. This program included genomics, human physiology, human anatomy, genetics, biochemistry, and medical microbiology courses at a graduate level.  At the end of this nine-month program, I was offered a job as an Affiliate Faculty at Regis University in the biology department teaching undergraduate science lab courses. Specifically, I taught Human Anatomy, Genetics, and Medical Microbiology laboratory courses as well as a senior Biology seminar courses. As of August 2017, I will be a first-year medical student at the New York Medical College School of Medicine!! I didn't make it to where I am without help and advice from friends and fellow alums so if you would like to chat feel free.
-Maria Mulligan-Buckmiller, ‘15

Hi, I am Dorsa Djalilzadeh! I was born and raised just outside of Denver, Colorado and am currently a senior here at Colorado College, where I am doing a double major in Feminist and Gender Studies and Political Science. I served as co-chair of FemCo last year after joining freshman year, and am the current Student Body President. This past summer, I interned with Congresswoman Diana DeGette, and I hope to pursue a career in public office once I graduate. When I’m not advocating for issues I’m passionate about (such as stopping discrimination against women, queers, people of color, etc), I can be found looking up memes of cats and eating Hot Cheetos.

After leaving Colorado College in 2015 I attended and graduated from the London School of Economics in December 2016. I received an MSc in Global Politics from LSE focused on post-conflict governance and the evolution of global healthcare systems. Using this degree and my undergraduate sociology degree from CC, since graduation I have helped coordinate a successful Parliamentary Campaign and served as a healthcare and intensive case-management intern for the IRC. I was recently selected as a Princeton in Africa Fellow, through which I will be working for the Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) in Pretoria, South Africa. As an MMC Analyst for CHAI my work will be focused on upscaling and enhancing the South African Government’s current HIV-Prevention programs. I am always open to speaking with CC students interested in international development, post-conflict governance, global health or sub-Saharan African political developments.
-Morgan Wack, ‘15