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Deborah Wuttke

Professor of Biochemistry
BSI Faculty Director
Julie Graf

Julie Graf

Director
There were more students in my Intro Chemistry course at CU than in the town nearest the farm where I grew up, and neither of my parents had been able to go to college. My first week of classes I sat by the UMC Fountain and contemplated going home. Fortunately I was able to work in MCDB research labs, first as work-study pouring plates and later on projects, and connected...
Lisa Romero de Mendoza

Lisa Romero de Mendoza

Program Manager
I am a native of Denver, CO whose parents valued higher education. As a first-generation student here at CU Boulder, I had to learn how to navigate being at a large institution. Fortunately, I found great individuals who were invested in my success. As a coordinator of the BSI Scholars program, I hope to offer students that same support and my years of experience with STEM undergraduate research programs.