Herd Leadership Council

There is also an opportunity to make an impact in the CU community by serving on the Herd Leadership Council. Any CU Boulder student is eligible to apply to the Herd Leadership Council. Herd leaders learn valuable skills in communication, event planning, marketing and time management while working with alumni and key campus officials to influence change on campus. Council members also develop important leadership skills.

Apply to lead The Herd today!

For more information about the HLC or how to become a Herd Leader contact Lindsay Luzania the Herd Program Manager by email or at (303) 492-3634.

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  • The Herd leadership team having fun working at farrand fest 2015

Meet the 2017-2018 Herd Leaders

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Herd President

Holland Parker 

Major: International Affairs
Graduation Year: 2019

Holland is a third-year student studying International Affairs, Chinese, and Peace & Conflict Studies. Outside from being a part of the Herd Leadership Council, she enjoys reading, traveling, rock climbing, and listening to lots of Beyonce. She hopes to one day be able to speak five languages and work as an international human rights lawyer.

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Herd Vice President

Emma Hagen

Major: Biochemistry
Graduation Year: 2018

Originally from Durango CO, Emma was born and raised in this small mountain town and has always had a love for Colorado and the outdoors. She is a senior going into her final year studying Biochemistry. Ideally she would love to work in the research industry and study the reactions and spread of diseases. When she has free time Emma enjoys spending time with friends, hiking, playing tennis and hopping around the local coffee shop scene. 

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Head Leader

Nora Abel

Major: Strategic Communications
Graduation Year: 2018

Nora is a senior studying advertising in CMCI. She studied abroad during Spring 2017 in Barcelona and traveled all around Europe! She has been a Herd leader since January 2015 and is an active member of Alpha Chi Omega Sorority.

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Herd Leader

Nikkie Walter

Major: Political Science and Russian 
Graduation Year: 2018

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Herd Leader

Katrina Wang 

Major: Integrative Physiology 
Graduation Year: 2020

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Herd Leader

Michaela Higgins

Major: International Affairs 
Graduation Year: 2018

Michaela is a senior studying International Affairs and German. When she is not tending to school or work matters, she spends her time outside. Skiing, backpacking, rock climbing, traveling, and the environment are her biggest passions. Michaela spent her junior year doing two abroad semesters, one in Dunedin, New Zealand and the other in Regensburg, Germany. 

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Herd Leader

Josh Ney

Major: Business
Graduation Year: 2020

Josh is a rising sophomore at the University of Colorado – Boulder. He was born and raised in Coal Creek Canyon, Colorado, a small mountain town about 35 minutes from Boulder. After attending a very small school until 8th grade, Josh headed down to Ralston Valley in Arvada. At Ralston, he played soccer all four years as well as making sure to keep his grades up! Josh applied to 10 different colleges and finally decided on CU where he is currently in the Leeds School of Business studying business management. He also plans to get a second emphasis in either marketing or finance. Outside of school Josh really loves the outdoors, especially, the mountains. His favorite hobby is snowboarding and he also loves hiking, ice-climbing, fishing, camping, and really anything outdoors. Josh loves hanging with other people and tries to live every moment of life too the fullest. He is not exactly sure what his future has in store, but he hopes to use his degree to help benefit society and ultimately to live a life he loves!