Designers Without Boundaries

Group shot of the Designers without Boundaries student group.

Designers Without Boundaries (DWB) is an academic scholarship program for first-generation and underrepresented students in the Program in Environmental Design.


To enrich the academic experience of students through inclusive excellence and provide opportunities to build community with other students, staff and faculty in meaningful ways that promote a collaborative, cooperative and supportive environment. 

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Board Members

Alicia GonzalesAlicia Gonzales

Position: Co-Chair
As the Co-Chair I work with the other Co-Chair (Josh)​ to help with weekly operations, meetings, and being a liaison to students for DWB.

I've moved around a lot as a kid but Colorado is now home. I'm a senior, went to hs in Fountain, CO. I ​have an emphasis in Architecture. I consider myself a maker, hacker, and a bit of a rebel.  

​Envd survival tip: Work with other students in studio: if they are good at something that you're not, ask them how they did it. It isn't a competition, with collaboration everyone will get further and create better products.



Josh MagallanesJoshua Magallanes

Position: Co-Chair
As the Co-Chair I work with Alicia (the other Co-Chair)​ to help with weekly operations, meetings, and being a liaison for DWB students.  

I originate from the North side of Denver and attended North High School. I’ve been bitten by a snake, have had numerous broken bones, and I’ll try any food that crosses my path! I am currently a junior and my emphasis is in Architecture and I am also pursuing a dual Degree in Business Operations Management.

Envd survival tip: Dip your toes in every thing that ENVD has to offer and even if it doesn't have to deal with your interest it will never hurt to try it out! Enjoy your time as student and learn as much as possible. Travel Travel Travel!!


Kate SectorKate Sector

Position: Communications
As the communications position on the board I am in charge of recording notes, and managing internal and external communications such as sending out remind emails for events and managing the text messaging systems

I am a sophomore in the ENVD program with an emphasis in architecture. I am originally from Massachusetts. I love to hike and have a passion for photography and ceramics.

Envd survival tip: Take advantage of the DMC on the third floor. You can check out almost any item you can possibly think of such as a DSLR camera, cutting mat, x-acto blade, etc. All for free.


Elyse SkinnerElyse Skinner

Position: Board Member
As a board member I sit in on meetings and help give my input on events as well as help out with general tasks.

I am a junior in the ENVD program and am emphasizing in Design Studies. I am originally from Littleton, Colorado, about an hours drive from here. I am a bit of a theater nerd and love singing and dancing.

Envd survival tip: Get to know your staff and faculty. They are great resources from getting you through college to getting internships. You never know if one of them might be the stepping stone that lands you a job!




Ann DangAnn Dang

Position: Events Coordinator
As the events coordinator, I organize community service and social events for the DWB program by communicating with the DWB board, ENVD staff, and local organizations outside of CU Boulder.

I am a sophomore in the ENVD program with an emphasis in architecture. Also, I am a Colorado native from Thornton, Colorado. On my free time, I love to paint, play the piano & violin, and swing dance.

Envd survival tip: Don’t be afraid to attend the different events that the ENVD program provides. Feel free to participate in multiple student-led events even if the organization is not a part of your emphasis. For example, if you are a part of the American Institute of Architecture Students, you can still be a part of the Student Association of Landscape Architecture.


Madison CastelloMadison Castello

Position: Marketing Coordinator
As the marketing coordinator I oversee DWB Facebook as well as advertising for DWB events. This includes creating graphics such as posters and web flyers for events and spreading the word on social media platforms.

I am a Sophomore in the ENVD program with an emphasis in Architecture. I have had the chance to live all over the country due to my dad’s job in the military, but have lived the longest in Colorado Springs. I love to be outside, watch scary movies, code, draw and paint, run, and listen to music.

Envd survival tip: Do your best to manage your time. Set deadlines for yourself and stick to them. And don’t be afraid to ask questions, that is the best and quickest way for you to learn.


For more information, contact:

Alea Richmond
Coordinator & Advisor of Designers Without Boundaries