Matthew Graziano (Engl, Hum) completed his PhD in counseling psychology at the Steinhardt School of Education at New York University. He received his first job post-graduation as a school psychologist for the Chapin School in New York. He writes, “I miss Boulder every day!”

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Jordan Kaufman (Comm) joined The Boulder Group, a boutique investment real estate service firm, as a vice president. He brings 10 years of experience in the net-lease industry and has arranged more than $500 million in sales. He previously served as executive vice president at Quantum Real Estate Advisors.

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For more than 15 years Jessica Kizorek (Span) has offered training in self-expression and leadership. An entrepreneur and international activist, she owns a video production company called Two Parrot Productions. Jessica has traveled to more than 60 countries and covered dozens of humanitarian causes. She has also lectured at universities, written eight books and has been featured as a small business expert on CNN and Fox.

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Former student government tri-executive Richard M. Murray (Phil, PolSci; Law’07) was named by ColoradoBiz magazine as one of the “Top 25 Most Influential Young Professionals in Colorado.” He was featured in Law Week Colorado and in Colorado Super Lawyers. He works in Denver for the firm Polsinelli, representing individuals and companies in business litigation. In July, he will serve as the first vice president of the Denver Bar Association. He and wife Elizabeth Murray (Psych’07) have a young son and newborn daughter.

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An estimated seven million pieces of data are generated per second in the United States. At Virginia Tech University,Chao Wang (PhDElEngr) and a colleague are trying to develop new resource management tools for big data processing. They have a $750,000 grant from the National Science Foundation. Chao is an assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering.

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Houston native Kelly Hunsicker (Fin) left the Rocky Mountains in 2005 to return home for a position with Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Today, she is assistant vice president in the oil and gas group.

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The Aspen Times named Lauren Glendenning (Jour) executive editor last November. She had been the newspaper’s interim editor for the month leading to the official assignment, and worked as editorial projects manager for Colorado Mountain News Media previously.

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Want to glam up your heels or add some comfort? Benjamin Adams’ (Fin) business, Alas Designs, designs high heel wraps which cover the heel of a shoe and provide comfort and style. See the designs at highheelwraps.com.

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Kinsey Hasstedt (Jour, Psych) is a public policy associate in the Guttmacher Institute’s Washington, D.C., office. She focuses on publicly funded family planning programs in the U.S., the impact of women’s ability to time childbearing and immigrant women’s access to sexual and reproductive health-care.

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Kristen Russell Humphrey (Jour) provided marketing services for Lythgoe Family Productions’ Sleeping Beauty and Her Winter Knight. The play premiered in December at the Pasadena Playhouse. CU alumni were offered a special discount.

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Business partners Seth Johnson (MPhys) and Justin Lee (MChemEngr’03) opened J&L Distilling’s tasting room on Pearl Street in Boulder in June 2013. Today, the company produces three spirits, SNO Vodka, SNO Gin and FYR.

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Chef Jonathan Power (Phil) is executive and owner of The Populist. 5280 magazine designated the Denver restaurant one of the city’s best in 2014.

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The Life is Beautiful festival, a TED-esque speaker series curated and produced by Erin Booth (Psych), drew more than 100,000 people over three days in October in Las Vegas. It was the festival’s second year. It focuses on music, art and food. Learn more at lifeisbeautiful.com.

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Last year Ashley Wagle (Psych) completed her master’s degree in counseling from Adams State University in Alamosa, Colo. She eventually plans to pursue a PhD and would like to find herself back at CU one day.

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The Maslon Edelman Borman & Brand law firm added Jason Reed (IntPhys) to its financial services group. Jason focuses on corporate trustee representation, issues relating to corporate trust litigation and bankruptcy concerns. He lives in Minneapolis.

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Lewis Roca Rothgerber appointed Dieter Raemdonck (PolSci) to the law firm’s regulatory and government practice in Denver. He represents the legislative priorities of clients in energy, real estate and health-care industries, as well as religious institutions.

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Bryan Cardwell (Chem), is head brewer at Chuckanut Brewery in Bellingham, Wash. The brewery opened in 2009 and has received numerous medals, including four at the 2009 Great American Beer Festival.

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Last spring National Corporate Housing named Natalie Gregarek (Comm) chief talent officer. She lives in Littleton, Colo.

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In October a Google executive performed a record-breaking near-space dive from a high altitude balloon at 136,000 feet. Jared Leidich (MechEngr) and Josh Hecht (AeroEngr’11, MS’12) were part of the StratEx team that made the dive possible, working on the design of the balloon, the life support system, system development and operations.

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UC San Diego Extension hired Jennifer Newell (Jour) as the marketing representative for business programs. She says one reason her application was singled out was because her current supervisor saw that Jennifer had graduated from CU. The supervisor’s husband, Mark Zumberge (MPhys’78, PhD’81), also went to CU and the couple had lived in Boulder.

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