Alondra

Why I Chose Boulder: Alondra Palomino

My name is Alondra Palomino and am from Thornton, CO, not too far from CU Boulder’s Campus. Growing up as a first generation student, I was not fully prepared for the college application process. My godparents wanted to support me as much as they could but it was difficult, as... Read more »
Jonathan Delgado

Why I Chose Boulder: Jonathan Delgado

Interestingly, CU Boulder was not one of my top university choices. Why would I choose CU Boulder if I was not able to speak English in the first place? It would be ironic. Don’t you think? Imagine, a fourteen-year-old newcomer from Piedras Negras, Coahuila, Mexico with the audacity to take... Read more »
Kelsey

Why I Chose Boulder: Kelsey Livingston

My name is Kelsey Livingston and I’m currently a sophomore at CU Boulder. I’m originally from Northern California. To be specific, Livermore, which is wine country and very different from the high elevation of Boulder. I came to Colorado the summer prior to my junior year of high school. When... Read more »
Nishellie

Why I Chose Boulder: Nish Navaratne

My story isn’t commonly heard. In fact, when people ask me why I transferred, they’re usually surprised by my answer. To begin, I’m from Ellicott City, a small suburb located outside of Baltimore, Maryland. For my first two years of college, I attended a medium-sized institution located in a small... Read more »
Kyra

Why I Chose Boulder: Kyra Traxler

As I prepare to graduate this semester, I’ve begun to reflect back on my journey at the University of Colorado (CU) and how the decisions I’ve made have led me to this point. I have loved my time at CU Boulder in the Environmental Design (ENVD) Program, and I will... Read more »
Jack Johnston

Why I Chose Boulder: Jack Johnston

My name is Jack, and I’m originally from Connecticut. I’m currently majoring in psychology with a hope to pursue a position in marketing or sales upon graduation. At CU Boulder, I have been incredibly involved with a diverse array of activities. I’m on the Freestyle Ski Team, I’m an EMT... Read more »
Christine Johnson

Why I Chose Boulder: Christine Johnson

My name is Christine, and I’m currently a junior with plans to graduate next spring. I’m from Littleton, Colorado and as I was deciding where I wanted to live for the next four years, I knew I didn’t want to leave Colorado. I was planning on majoring in engineering but... Read more »
Rachel Yen

Why I Chose Boulder: Rachel Yen

Hi, my name is Rachel Yen. I am originally from Knoxville, TN and have made it all the way out here to Boulder for my first year of college. I am currently double majoring in Media Studies and Spanish. Besides my academics, I am involved with Student Ambassadors (the campus... Read more »