Ruth Woldemichael  |  Contact Info

Denver, Colorado

Ruth is a first-generation second-year student majoring in International Affairs with minors in Spanish and Ethnic Studies. Ruth works as a Community Engagement Leader (CEL) at the university-owned Bear Creek Apartments, where she works to enhance the residential experience off-campus.

Ruth writes, and sometimes performs, spoken word poetry and loves to sing. Her goal is to pursue a career in law and/or international development. She would love to merge her passions for travel, social justice, and humanitarianism into her work.

Ruth started participating in BSA because she immediately felt the need to become familiar with other black faces on campus. She joined the BSA officer team because she felt it was necessary to build bridges between all black identifying people. Ruth believes we can advance our black experience at CU by creating more outreach, opportunity, and resources for black people. Ruth wants to advocate for the success of black students. She is very excited to serve as your Director of Communications for the Academic Year.

Director of Communications | Black Student Alliance ’19-20
Facilitator | Black Women LEAD Summit SPR ’19



Kolondja Thillot​  | Contact Info

Dallas, Texas (Raised in Denver, CO)

Kolondja is a sophomore double majoring in Biology and Philosophy with a minor in French. His hobbies are playing pick up at the Rec (‘and winning of course’), dancing, running, and scrolling through Reddit.

Kolondja joined BSA because he wanted a community that could empathize and represent the obstacles he experiences. It is important to have a community that would recognize his worth and character instantly without having to conform to fit in. BSA lets him see and acknowledge another black face on a campus in which it’s a rare sight.