People

Academic Skills

Karen Wyatt

Karen Wyatt

Program Coordinator: Academic Skills/Tutoring
Academic Skills • Tutoring

I really believe that variety is truly the spice of life. My professional experience list is varied: learning specialist, tutor coordinator, career counselor, employee recruiter, teacher, human resources, registered yoga teacher! The common ground: helping people get to where they want to go. My siblings and I were the first in our family to attend college; I have a Master's Degree in Counseling, Bachelor's Degree in Education, most of an...

Administrative Staff

David Lawlor

David Lawlor

IT Coordinator
Administrative Staff
I used an Apple computer for the first time in 1980 to program graphic plots in 6th grade math class, and I have gravitated toward Macs ever since. I am a graduate of Fort Lewis College in Durango and the CU Boulder teacher certification program. I joined SASC in early 2000 (once Y2K blew over, conveniently) after working as coordinator for the Norlin Library outreach program. I enjoy supporting the...
lawlor@colorado.edu     303-492-3734
Corinna Rohse

Corinna Rohse

Director
Administrative Staff
Welcome to SASC! As you browse our website to meet our people and learn about our mission, we hope that you will feel a connection to our multicultural academic learning community and decide to join us. Walk in, explore our space, meet us in person! Our students, faculty, and staff are dedicated to your academic, personal, and professional success. We encourage you to take advantage of our programs, courses, workshops,...
Kat Scheible

Kat Scheible

Finance & Budget Coordinator
Administrative Staff
Julia Willis

Julia Willis

Assistant Director
Administrative Staff
I am a graduate of CU-Boulder with deep roots in the “drylands” in eastern Colorado. Both my parents are from ranching families, and they taught me the value of a hardworking community. I am proud to be part of SASC, where building a strong, multicultural community is the foundation of academic success. SASC is a great place to work, play, and achieve your best destiny.

Cindy Winn

Admin Assistant
Administrative Staff
Cindy Winn is a Colorado native and alumna of CU Boulder (Hist. '87). After 25 years of administrative service to various CU departments, she retired as Office Manager from the School of Law in 2006. She provides overflow clerical assistance to SASC in the main office two days a week.

ELL Staff

Dan West

Dan West

McNeill Academic Coordinator • ELL Coordinator
ELL Staff
I am SASC's ELL Coordinator, and I have been working with non-native English speakers at the University for 18 years. Although I was born and raised in the hectic urban area of Alexandria, Virginia, I was never much of a city-boy. So, 28 years ago I took off to travel across the country and looked for a more laid-back area of the U.S.A. When I came to Colorado, I knew...

Math Program

Rebecca Machen

Rebecca Machen

Program Coordinator
Math Program
"We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty" by Maya Angelou. Everyone has their own unique story, and in my role at SASC, I have the opportunity to learn about and support each student's journey. It's exciting! Some information about me, I am originally from the Midwest, but I have fallen in love with the natural beauty...
rebecca.machen@colorado.edu     303-492-1406
Diana Maggiore

Diana Maggiore

Instructor • IA Supervisor
Math Program
When I was a kid, I didn’t play with Barbie dolls. Instead I made a doll house, built the furniture, and wallpapered the rooms. Ever since I can remember I’ve enjoyed creating things - a delight that carried me into my first career as a chemical engineer and now into academia at CU. I have a special affinity for SASC, as I was the first generation of my family to...
yi Maung

Yi Maung

McNeill Academic Coordinator • Instructor
Math Program
yi.maung@colorado.edu     303-492-1407
Everett Piper

Everett Piper

Math Program
everett.piper@colorado.edu     303-492-1407

McNeill Academic Program

Paula Abitia

Paula Abitia

McNeill Program Coordinator
McNeill Academic Program
I am a first-generation college graduate, CU-Boulder alumna and graduate of the McNeill Academic Program. I earned my BA in Ethnic Studies and i’m currently pursuing my MA in Educational Foundations, Policy and Practice. I proudly call Denver home and never see myself living outside of Colorado. I am an avid Buffs fan and love to attend as many basketball games at Coors Event Center as possible. Books, tea and...
Zoë Levitt

Zoë Levitt

McNeill Academic Coordinator
McNeill Academic Program
I was born and raised in Boulder by parents who always thought "outside the box". I was the first in my family to go to college and walked into it blindly. It seemed like another language was being spoken; I couldn't rely on my parents for guidance, but luckily I was placed in a program for first generation college students that mentored me throughout my undergraduate experience. I'm not the...
Sophie Low

Sophie Low

Program Director
McNeill Academic Program

STEM

Becca Ciancanelli

Becca Ciancanelli

SASC STEM coordinator
STEM
I am really excited to join the SASC team! I have been teaching chemistry co-seminars since 2003 when I finished my doctoral work at CU. While I have done other work in teaching and industry over these years, working with the McNeill program has been my all-time favorite job. This program provides the most amazing opportunities for growth, community support, sharing your passions and sweet connections. One of my life...

TRiO Student Support Services

Debra Naranjo

Debra Naranjo

Assistant Program Director
TRiO Student Support Services
Debra is a second-generation Colorado native. She is the youngest of ten children from a low-income family, and the first person to complete a college degree in her entire family. Her life experience led her to pursue a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Development and Family Studies from Colorado State University, with a focus on Adolescent Development. Like many students from similar backgrounds, Debra chose to pursue a career...
Tina Trent

Tiya Trent

Program Coordinator
TRiO Student Support Services
My name is Tiya Ashantia and I am originally from New York, but spent the majority of my life in Colorado Springs. I was raised by a single mother and always aspired to go to college right after graduating high school, but my dreams were deferred due to being teen mother. I worked and attended a Community College, but my life was not going in the direction I needed or...
tiya.trent@colorado.edu     303-492-3729
Loretta Wahl

Loretta Wahl

Program Director
TRiO Student Support Services
Transitions are a natural part of life. Between the beginning and the end of our lives are numerous transitions; some great, others small. Some that will bring insurmountable joy and some that may cause doubt. My goal is to support students' successful academic and cultural transitions to the university during their first year, through graduation and beyond. My aspiration, throughout my life and especially during my career in human service...

Tutoring

Karen Wyatt

Karen Wyatt

Program Coordinator: Academic Skills/Tutoring
Academic Skills • Tutoring

I really believe that variety is truly the spice of life. My professional experience list is varied: learning specialist, tutor coordinator, career counselor, employee recruiter, teacher, human resources, registered yoga teacher! The common ground: helping people get to where they want to go. My siblings and I were the first in our family to attend college; I have a Master's Degree in Counseling, Bachelor's Degree in Education, most of an...

White Antelope Memorial & First Nations Scholarship Programs

Sue Lentz

Program Coordinator
White Antelope Memorial & First Nations Scholarship Programs

Writing Program

Cat Altman

Cat Altman

Program Coordinator
Writing Program
I took a long time to recognize myself as a writer. In college, I declared dramatic arts as my major, but it wasn't until senior year that I realized I'd taken so many writing classes I could declare English as a double. After college, I fell into publishing for a couple of years, then decided to set out and find my own story. I sold everything I had, bought a...
Shane Oshetski

Shane Oshetski

McNeill Academic Coordinator • Instructor
Writing Program
Shane teaches 1080 and sometimes 3100 here at SASC. Outside of class, he writes fiction and is working on a collection of stories. Despite his love of creative pursuits like teaching and writing, he finds it difficult to write clever and interesting bios that reflect his skills in these areas.