Meet our BSP Mentors!


Safa Aldoubosh '27 (she/her/hers)

Hometown: Aurora, Colorado
Major: Neuroscience
Minor: Global Health
Interests/Involvements: Pre Health club, PA or Med track, NAMI volunteer

Safa Aldoubosh is a Syrian American student hoping to pursue a career in medicine, mental health advocacy, and global health. Through her academic journey, she hopes to explore the intersections of psychology and psychiatry, seeking to alleviate silent struggles. Outside of the classroom, Safafinds solace in art and writing, using creativity as a medium for expression and connection. She actively advocates for diversity and inclusion at Colorado College, fostering dialogue and understanding across communities. 

Helena Almaw '25 (she/her/hers)


Hometown: Denver, Colorado
Major: Neuroscience
Minor: Molecular Biology
Interests/Involvements: Carribean-African Student Union (CASU), SpeakEasy, Minority Association of Pre-Health Students (MAPS), Collaborative for Commutniy Engagement (CCE), Table Talk

Hello! My name is Helena Almaw, and I am a rising junior here at CC! I am a neuroscience major on the pre- med track, but love to get involved on campus. I am one of the co-founders for Caribbean- African Student Union (CASU), one of the many amazing affinity groups. I also am a Bonner Fellow, and work with Community Health Partnership on their harm reduction team! I also love poetry, so I hope to see you at one of the open mics. I am so excited to meet you all <3

Kaviya Chidambaram '26 (any pronouns)kaviya.png

Hometown: Broomfield, Colorado
Major: International Political Economy & Environmental Science
Interests/Involvements: Public policy & Community Engagement, Bonner Fellow, South Asian Student Union,


Hey! I'm Kaviya! I love to bake, chat, and drink tea. I am an IPE and EV major on a prelaw track. I am a Colorado native but hate going outside so I can't take you hiking however, I will show you all the spots safe from the wind. Bridge is so awesome; CC is so awesome; you are so awesome; I cant wait to meet you :)

Oziel Cime '26 (he/him/his)

Hometown: Houston, Texas
Major: International Political Economy
Interests/Involvements: Butler Center, Boxing, and International Relations

It's been a wild two years for me I feel like I'm almost a different person from who I was starting. It's nice to know that I have more to me that even I thought, even though it can be hard sometimes I'm enjoying figuring it out.

Alyna Truc Dao '27 (he/him/his)

alyna.jpgHometown: Wichita, Kansas
Major: Neuroscience
Interests/Involvements: Pre-Med, Bonner Community Engagement Fellow, Asian Student Union (ASU), Minority Association for Pre-health Students (MAPS), Undergraduate Neuroscience Research

Hey there! I'm Alyna Truc (she/her) from Wichita, KS, a sophomore majoring in neuroscience on a pre-med track. On campus, I'm a Bonner Fellow, collaborating with community partners on cultural advocacy, and a member of the Asian Student Union. Additionally, I'm part of the Minority Association for Pre-health Students (MAPS) and work as a research assistant in a neuroscience lab studying zebra finches. When I'm off campus, you'll likely find me enjoying hotpot in Denver or collecting plushies at Round 1. Ask me about my paddleboarding trip during my Bridge experience... you'll want to hear it :)

Mauricio Erazo '25 (he/him/his) 


Hometown: Perry, Georgia
Major: Molecular Biology
Minor: Biochemistry
Interests/Involvements: Radiology Assistant at a local hospital, Molecular Biology and Physics Research mentor for the Pathways to SCoRe Program @CC, Minority Association for Pre-health Students (MAPS), Latinx Affinity Club (SOMOS), Psi Sigma Phi Multicultural Fraternity, Aprender Mediante Amistad (AMA), QuestBridge Scholars Program

Hey y’all! My name is Mauricio, and I am a Molecular Biology major on the pre-med track. I am a QuestBridge Scholar, Bridge Scholar, and first-generation Latino college student. I am originally from the southern part of Georgia (Southern accent and all). On campus, you can always catch me procrastinating my studying or hanging out with friends. I also participate in SOMOS (CC’s Latinx affinity group), the Minority Association for Pre-health Students, Psi Sigma Phi Multicultural Fraternity, and am a lab research mentor for the Molecular Biology and Physics departments for the Pathways to SCoRe program. Additionally, I also work as a radiology assistant at a local hospital. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with friends, thrifting, and blasting Bad Bunny. I am excited to get to know you all and hope BSP is an amazing, fun, and impactful experience as it was for me! :) Feel free to reachout to me if you are interested in doing research as a first-year or for other stuff!


Kathy Lu '25 (she/her/hers)

Hometown: Thornton, Colorado
Major: Biochemistry
Minor: Education 
Interests & involvements: Pre-dental, Asian Student Union (ASU), Esports, Clay Club, Music @ CC

Hey hey everyone! My name is Kathy (she/her), and I'm a junior from Denver, Colorado. I'm a biochemistry major with a minor in education under the pre-dental track. I really enjoy singing, rock climbing, ice skating, exploring, you name it. And more than anything, I love meeting new people and trying new things. Feel free to reach out whenever, I'm always down for a convo :]

Vladamir Radge Palma '26 (he/him/his)

Vlad Palma

Hometown: Saipan, Northern Marianas Islands
Major: Computer Science
Minor: Art Studio
Interests & Involvements: CC Varsity Esports, Computer Science @ CC

Hey everyone! My name is Vladimir Palma (“Vlad” for short; he/him), and I am a sophomore Computer Science major and Studio Art minor. I recently moved to Colorado from Saipan in the Northern Marianas Islands for college. Since coming here, I have worked a handful of professional jobs and organizations, such as videography positions for both the Office of Admissions and the Office of Summer Session. However, much of my time is dedicated to our institution’s Esports program, where I am a varsity and junior-varsity player. Without the Bridge Program, I wouldn’t have known about these opportunities and activities I had always wanted to explore. It is only my second year here, so I am excited to learn more about our campus with you all during Bridge! I can’t wait to meet you all.

Nathaniel Pittman '27 (he/him/his)

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DanielleDanielle Ryans '26 (she/her/hers)

Hometown: Rose Hill, Mississippi
Major: Mathematical Economics
Minor: Education 
Interests & Involvements: Cooking, CC QuestBridge Network, Table Talk, MSLE


Hi yall! My name is Danielle Ryans (she/her) and I am a sophomore from Mississippi! I love math and aspire to be an actuary, so I plan to major in Mathematical Economics. I’m almost always somewhere on campus so you can find me working in the college’s mail center or at the registrar’s office. Talking is one of my favorite things to do, so I am looking forward to meeting all of you!

Amy Yang '27 (she/her/hers)amy.jpeg

Hometown: Morehead, Kentucky
Major: Political Science
Minor: Dance
Interests & Involvements: Gap years, literature and philosophy, Chinese and Japanese, live music, word hunt & NYT crossword, traditional medicine, admiring Orion’s Belt, running down Barr Trail after the Incline, sharing food with friends

Hi, I’m Amy. I come to CC after two gap years, first communing with the cows in Wisconsin, then the bears in Alaska. I am studying the formation, organization, and collapse of social groups, and the politics of dissent, order, chaos, and connection. I am the current RA for Chinese, Japanese, and Italian house and an active trip leader with Outdoor Education. Biking is my preferred method of transportation around campus. I am excited to meet the new Bridge class and welcome you all to CC! Feel free to contact me anytime via email, a letter to my CC mailbox, or finding me in-person.

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