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Angela Banfill
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 Boepplebb

Background:
Wilton, Connecticut
Political Science Major, Environmental Issues Minor
CC Class of 2011

Rockies Involvement: 2010/11 student researcher

What Since: Graduating May 2011.
Simon Cataldo
Simon Cataldo
Background:
Concord, Massachusetts
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, NY. 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
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Background:
West Simsbury, Connecticut
Economics Major, Environmental Studies Minor
CC Class of 2010
Rockies Involvement: 2009/10 student researcher, 2010/11 Program Coordinator

What Since: Program Coordinator, 2010/11 State of the Rockies Project; Graduated May, 2010.
Jeremiah Cox
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Background:
New York City, New York
Environmental Science Major
CC Class of 2011
Rockies Involvement: 2010/11 student researcher

What Since: Graduating May 2011.
Patrick
Creeden

Patrick Creeden
Background:
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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

Lucy Emerson-Bell
Background:
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Biology Major
CC Class of 2008
Rockies Involvement: 2007/08 student researcher

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

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

What Since: Graduating May, 2011.

Porter Friedman
Porter Friedman

Background:
Port Royal, South Carolina
LAS Major: Influences of the Natural World on the Development of Societies
CC Class of 2009
Rockies Involvement: 2008/09 student researcher

What Since: Graduating May, 2009
Brandon Goldstein
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
Brian Hall
Background:
Westcliffe, Colorado
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
Julia Head

Background:
Marlborough, Massachusetts
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, UT

 

Patrick Holmes
Patrick Holmes
Background:
New Hope, Pennsylvania
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, CO; 2006-2008 Master of Environmental Management program, Yale University’s School of Forestry and Environmental Studies
Bryan Hurlbutt
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
Chris Jackson
Background:
Avon, Colorado
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, CO; Working with Tri-Lakes Cares and the State of the Rockies Project.
Anna Johnson
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Background:
Evanston, Illinois
Political Science Major, Environmental Issues Minor
CC Class of 2011
Rockies Involvement: 2010/11 student researcher

What Since: Graduating May 2011.
Jared Kapela
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, MA; Master of Environmental Management program, Duke University’s Nicholas School of Environment and Earth Sciences, graduated May 2008.
Julianne Kellogg
Julianne Kellogg
Background:
Northboro, Massachusetts
Environmental Science Major
CC Class of 2009
Rockies Involvement: 2006/07 student researcher

What Since: Teaching English in Gwangju, South Korea.
Elizabeth Kolbe
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: Masters 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

Matthew Lee-Ashley
Background:
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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
Carissa Look
Background:
Edgartown, Massachusetts
Environmental Science Major
CC Class of 2007
Rockies Involvement: 2006/07 student researcher

What Since: Program Director,  The Savannah Cheetah Foundation, Colorado Springs, CO; Mayor’s Task Force on Open Space, San Francisco Neighborhood Parks Council.
John MacKinnon
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, OR
Tyler McMahon
Tyler McMahon
Background:
Fairplay, Colorado
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
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, IL
Caitlin O'Brady
Caitlin O'Brady
Background:
Portland, Oregon
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: Masters 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
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Background:
Villanova, Pennsylvania
Environmental Policy Major, Spanish Minor
CC Class of 2011
Rockies Involvement: 2010/11 student researcher

What Since: Graduating May 2011.
Jayash Paudel
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
Christine Renner
Background:
Columbia, Missouri
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
Wiley Rogers
Background:
Kensington, California
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, CA; Volunteered with the Obama Campaign in Colorado; Urban garden initiatives is West Oakland, CA..
Rebecca Schild
Rebecca Schild
Background:
Boulder, CO
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

Kay Sherwood
Background:
Ipwsich, Massachusetts
Environmental Policy Major
CC Class of 2010
Rockies Involvement: 2009/10 student researcher

What Since: Graduated May, 2010.
Rebecca Spira
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Background:
Oak Park, Illinois
Philosophy Major
CC Class of 2011
Rockies Involvement: 2010/11 student researcher

What Since: Graduating May 2011.
Amanda Strauss
Amanda Strauss
Background:
Birmingham, Alabama
Biology Major
CC Class of 2006

Rockies Involvement: 2005/06 student researcher

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

Sarah Turner
Sarah Turner

Background:
Wayne, Pennsylvania
Environmental Science Major
CC Class of 2009
Rockies Involvement: 2008/09 student researcher

What Since: Student Conservation Association, southwestern Arizona.

Alex Weiss
Alex Weiss

Background:
Rockville, Maryland
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
Chase Whitney
Background:
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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, OR;  MBA – Finance Concentration, University of Denver 2007.
ZoŽ Wick
ZoŽ Wick
Background:
Seattle, Washington
Sociology Major
CC Class of 2010
Rockies Involvement: 2009/10 student researcher

What Since: Teaching English in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Scott Wozencraft
Scott Wozencraft
Background:
Arlington Heights, Illinois
Environmental Science Major
CC Class of 2009
Rockies Involvement: 2008/09 student researcher

What Since: Field Associate, Environment Colorado
Andrew Yarbrough
Andrew Yarbrough
Background:
Roxbury, Connecticut
International Political Economy Major
CC Class of 2006
Rockies Involvement: 2005/06 student researcher

What Since: Senior Associate, Global Strategy Group, New York, NY; 2006 - 2008 staff member for Colorado’s US Senator Ken Salazar, in Colorado Springs, Denver, and then Washington, D.C. offices.
Gregory Zimmerman
Gregory Zimmerman
Background:
Winnetka, IL
Environmental Science Major
CC Class of 2006
Rockies Involvement: 2005/06 student researcher

What Since: Pursuing Masters 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 Colorado.
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