2022 CTD

Océane Andréis, MS, (CTD-Social Impact),   Software Engineer Intern at Hitachi Energy

Austin Appleton, MS, (CTD-Creative Industries)  Metal Fabricator

Bella Colosimo, MS, (CTD-Creative Industries)   Freelance Designer 

Xavier Corr, MS, (CTD-Creative Industries)   

Andrea Fautheree Márquez, MS, (CTD-Creative Industries)   

Suraj Greenlund, MS, (CTD-Creative Industries)   

AJ, MS, (CTD-Creative Industries) 

Isha Kanu, MS, (CTD-Creative Industries)   

Isaac Kim, MS, (CTD-Creative Industries)   

Sergio Laureano-Rivera, MS, (CTD-Creative Industries)   

Leslie Luk, MS, (CTD-Creative Industries)   

Alex Mandrila, MS, (CTD-Creative Industries)    

Holiday (Noah) McAllister, MS, (CTD-Creative Industries)    

Madison Musgrave, MS, (CTD-Social Impact)    

Netta Ofer, MS, (CTD-Creative Industries), ATLAS Institute PhD student   

Peter Rosenthal, MS, (CTD-Creative Industries) 

Zachary Schwemler, MS, (CTD-Creative Industries)   

Taylor Tidwell, MS, (CTD-Creative Industries)   

Nolan Vetter, MS, (CTD-Creative Industries)    

Mingzhe Xue, MS, (CTD-Creative Industries)

Fidan Zeynalova, MS, (CTD-Creative Industries)    

Affiliated Alumni* 

Connor Brooks PhD, Computer Science 



CTD Alumni

Aarjav, MS, (ICTD)   
PhD student, computer science/human computer interaction, University of Toronto 

Amanda Barrell, MS, (CTD-Creative Industries) 
MSOL Graduate Degree Program Coordinator at CU Boulder 

Ethan Frier, MS, (CTD-Creative Industries) 

Katie Gach, PhD 
User Experience Researcher at Meta

Sam Herwig, MS, (CTD-Creative Industries)   
Web Developer, Consume & Create

Casey Hunt, MS, (CTD-Creative Industries) 
ATLAS PhD student; Instructor, CU Science Discovery

Juliet Luna, MS, (CTD-Creative Industries) 

Ricky Marton, MS, (ICTD) 
Innovation Specialist, Pact 

Kearney Newman, MS, (ICTD) 
Senior Business Development Associate, Global Development Team, Internews

Emma Petersen, MS, (CTD–Creative Industries) 
UX Designer at Charter Communications

Jon Poulter, MS, (CTD–Creative Industries) 
Controls Engineer at Logical Systems, LLC

Frederick Thayer, MS, (CTD–Creative Industries)  Business Development Manager, Strategyn

Liza Tolkin, MS, (CTD–Creative Industries) 
Senior UX/UI Designer at Finish Line

John Williams, MS, (CTD–Creative Industries) 
EPO Communications/Senior Web Developer/Content Specialist, National Solar Observatory

Ruhan Yang, MS, (CTD–Creative Industries) 
ATLAS PhD student; Cofounder, EdBoard Technologies

Affiliated Alumni* 

Hooman Hedayati, PhD, Computer Science,  Postdoctoral Researcher, Kyoto University

2020 CTD

Christopher Bopp, PhD   
Assistant Professor of Computer Science, St. Bonaventure University

Phelan Bowie, MS, (CTD)
UX Designer, MERGE

Cody Candler, MS, (CTD)  
Product Engineer, Talkbox Booth

Gabriel Chapel, MS, (CTD)  
Mechanical Engineer, Donaldson Lab, University of Colorado Boulder

Bryan Costanza, MS, (CTD)
Software Developer/Creative Technologist/Engineer, Solmirus Corporation

Maria Deslis MS, (CTD)  
Game Producer, Well Told Entertainment

Lila Finch, PhD  

Cassandra Goodby, MS, (CTD)  
Design Technologist, Amazon

Farjana Ria Khan, MS, (CTD)  
Mentor, Code Coven; Collaborator, Meow Wolf Denver

Grace Kroeger, MS, (CTD)  
UX Designer, The North Face

Benjamin Lee, MS, (ICTD)
Information Technology Product Manager, The Colorado Mountain Club

Jack Lewis, MS, (CTD)  
Lead Virtual Reality Designer, NIST

Sam Miller, MS, (CTD)  
Product User-Interface, Enterprise Payment Platform Interfaces

Celeste Moreno, MS, (CTD)  
ATLAS PhD Student

David Oonk, PhD  
Postdoctoral Researcher, Arizona State University

Rona Sadan, MS, (CTD)  
Senior Design Researcher, iRobot

Mariana Tamashiro, MS, (CTD)  
PhD student, University of Aarhus, Denmark

Christopher Vecchio, MS, (CTD)  
UX Designer, Jaguar Land Rover North America

Clement Zheng, PhD
Instructor, Division of Industrial Design, National University of Singapore

Affiliated Alumni*

Ryo Suzuki, PhD, Computer Science,   Assistant Professor, University of Calgary



Babatunde Adegoke, MS, (ICTD)
Product Manager, International Rescue Committee

Donna Auguste, PhD
Founder & CEO, Auguste Research Group

Jackie Cameron, MS, (CTD)

Peter Gyory, MS, (CTD)  
PhD student, ATLAS Institute, University of Colorado Boulder

Simone Hyater-Adams, PhD
Director of Programs, STEM From Dance

Annie Kelly, MS, (Research)
UX Designer, MakeMusic, Inc.

Brittany Kos, PhD
Data Analyst, Code Differently

Alec Leeseberg, MS, (CTD)
UX Design Specialist, Silicon Mountain Technologies

Bret McSpadden, MS, (ICTD)
Publications and Knowledge Manager, IRCWASH

Wei Miao, MS, (CTD)
Software Engineer , Kids2GLOW

Carolyn Moreau, MS, (ICTD)
Video Production Manager, University of Colorado Boulder

Abigale Stangl, PhD
Director, Tactile Media Alliance

Blair Young, MS, (ICTD)

Gena Welk , MS, (ICTD)
Product Manager, Office of Information Technology, University of Colorado Boulder

Keke Wu, MS (CTD)
PhD student, Data Visualization & Cognitive Accessibility, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


Nate Beard, MS (ICTD)   ​ 
PhD student, University of Maryland

Alex Green, MS (ICTD)  
Sr. Systems Architect , Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics, University of Colorado

Sarah Kim, MS (CTD)  
Sourcing Specialist, Google

Angel Lam, MS (CTD)  
Product Designer, Flyreel

Jennifer Lee, MS (ICTD)  ​ ​ 
User Research Moderator , Activision

Emily Long, MS (ICTD)   
Senior Manager, Inflection Point Agency

Tim Morrissey, MS (ICTD)  ​ ​ 
Owner-Operator, Easy Eats

HyunJoo Oh, PhD  ​  
Assistant Professor at School of Industrial Design & School of Interactive Computing, Georgia Institute of Technology

Mel Plett, MS (CTD)  
Research Engineer, Mantel Technologies

Calvin Pohawpatchoko Jr., PhD  
Board member, Navaho Technical University

Denise Powell, MS (ICTD)   
Lecturer, ATLAS Institute, University of Colorado Boulder

Carley Rutledge, MS (CTD)  ​ ​ 
Digital Marketing and Content Manager, STRIVE Prep

Lexi Schwartz, MS (ICTD)  
Associate Director of Technology, the White House 

Ian Smith, MS (CTD)  ​ ​ 
Lead Software Engineer, Magic



Monica Bolles, MS (CTD)   ​  
Owner, Resonant Interaction

Ole Bjelland, MS, (ICTD)  
Management Consultant, Implement Consulting Group

Andrew Kiproff, MS (ICTD)  
Software Engineer, UPMC

Emily Lin, MS (CTD)  
Production Artist Manager, Sticker Mule

Barbara MacFerrin, MS (ICTD)   ​  
Owner, Barbara MacFerrin Photography

Emily Porter, MS (ICTD)  
Senior Data Scientist, Booz Allen Hamilton

Danny Rankin, MS (CTD)   
Instructor, ATLAS Institute, University of Colorado Boulder

Tord Johan Rieber, MS (CTD)  

Madison Sabo, MS (CTD)  
UX Consultant, World Wide Technology

Kari Santos, MS (ICTD)  
Independent Teacher, Outschool

Mitchell Wolfe, MS (CTD)  ​  
Technology Specialist, University of Colorado Boulder


Mary Bowannie, MS (ICTD)  
Adjunct Faculty, Native American Studies, The University of New Mexico

Cassiane Cladis, MS (ICTD)  
 Digital Products Manager, TuaRes Foundation

Matthew Dickey, MS (CTD)  
Senior Full Stack Developer, Plex

Megan (Leahy) Friesth, MS (CTD)   
Motion Designer, DaVita Kidney Care

Jiffer Harriman, PhD  ​  
Adjunct Faculty, University of Colorado Boulder

Jenna Keenan-Alspector, MS (ICTD)  
Director of Finance and Tax, Spectra Logic

Josephine Kilde, PhD  
Founder and Director, Imani Yako, Kenya

Joey Lyon, MS (ICTD)  
Salesforce Administrator, Rise Up

Bradley Morse, PhD
Research Instructor, University of Colorado Denver

Grant Oberholzer, MS (ICTD)   
Project Manager, EC Electric

Jenny Phelps, MS (ICTD)  
Implementation Manager, Lexia Learning

Lise Ann St. Denis, PhD  
Data Scientist, UX Researcher / Designer, EarthLab, University of Colorado Boulder


Kara Behnke, PhD  ​  
Principal Learning Design Consultant, Coursera

John Buckner, MS (ICTD)  
Communications Strategist, Corporate Culture Consultant, Champion - Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Four Winds Interactive

Luke Groeninger, MS (ICTD)  ​  
Graphics Software Engineer, Apple

Katherine Goodman, PhD  
Assistant Professor & Associate Director, University of Colorado Denver Inworks

Kevin Moloney, PhD  ​  
Assistant Professor of Emerging Media Design and Development, Ball State University

Sid Saleh, PhD  
Associate Director, McNeil Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation, Colorado School of Mines

Milee Shrestha, MS (ICTD)   
Software Engineer, Accenture

Leland Smith, MS (ICTD)  
ICT4D Associate, Tetra Tech International Development

Joanne White, PhD  ​  
Associate Director, Business Intelligence, Willis Towers Watson


Leslie Dodson, PhD  
Director, US Bureau, Dar Si Hmad for Development, Education and Culture

Scott William Dudley, MS (ICTD)    
Founder, Partavate Studios LLC

Rachel Powers, MS (ICTD)  
Digital Health Consultant, KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation

Hawra Rabaan, MS (ICTD)  ​  
PhD candidate, Indiana University - Purdue

Aaron Vimont, MS (ICTD)  
Full Stack Developer, National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Alexis (Wagnon) Byler, MS (ICTD)  
Senior Project Manager, Mambo Media


Chris Carruth, MS (ICTD)  ​  
Instructor, University of Colorado Boulder

Neil DiMuccio, MS (ICTD)  

Lakshmi Haridas, MS (ICTD)   
Staff Engineer, Qualcomm

Matthew Hulse, MS (ICTD)  
Senior Systems Architect, The World Bank

Meg Leta (Ambrose) Jones, PhD    
Associate Professor, Communication, Culture & Technology, Georgetown University

Mustafa Naseem, MS (ICTD)  
Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Michigan - Ann Arbor

Joellen Raderstorf, MS (ICTD) 

Isla Schanuel, MS (ICTD)  
Assistant Service Manager, ZBeta Consulting, Inc.

Abigale Stangl, MC (ICTD)
Director, Tactile Media Alliance

McClees Stephens, MS (ICTD)  
Manager of Operations, CultivatePeople

Rachel Strobel, MS (ICTD)   
English Language Art Teacher, Lamar Consolidated ISD

Heather Underwood, PhD   ​  
Chief Executive Officer, EvoEndo


Matthew Crum, MS (ICTD)  
Architect, ICT4D Initiatives, United Methodist Communications Solutions

Kevin McElhinney, MS (ICTD)  
Director of Engineering, CirrusMD

Maryam Moghaddam-Sadeh, MS (ICTD)  
Assistant, Sinai Marketing

Alexandra Morgan-Kisarale, MS (ICTD)  
National Director of Digital Innovation and Solutions, GirlTrek

Edwige Simon, PhD  
Director of Instructional Technology and Online Programs , International Center for Language Studies 

Kate Starbird, PhD  
Associate Professor, Human Centered Design and Engineering, University of Washington, Seattle

Nicole Stephan, MS (ICTD)  
Design Lead, Talus, Inc

Sarah Vieweg, PhD  ​  
Senior UX Researcher, Twitter

2008 - 2011

Sophia Liu, PhD  
Open Innovation Director, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Revi Sterling, PhD  
Gender and Technology Advisor, USAID (seconded from DAI and FHi360)

The ATLAS Institute currently offers advanced degrees in Creative Technology and Design, including a PhD program, and a master's degree which includes two tracks: Creative Industries, and Social Impact. All graduate degrees conferred through summer 2020 are named Technology, Media & Society (TMS) with master's tracks in Creative Technologies and Design (CTD), and Information & Communication Technology for Development (ICTD). The changes were in name only; the content and goals of degree programs remain the same.

* Graduate students from many different departments conduct research in ATLAS labs. While we can’t list all, some become such integral members of the ATLAS community that it would be an unfortunate omission not to include them. If you are an alum of an ATLAS lab and would like to be listed, please submit a request.