Mark Simmons (Econ) and brother Chris are embarking on a six-month road trip to the southern tip of Argentina to raise money and awareness for the Range of Motion Project (ROMP), a Denver-based organization that provides prosthetics for amputees from underserved populations in the U.S. and Latin America. Through their clinics, ROMP delivers a prosthetic for just over $1,000.

Posted Sep. 1, 2018

Bradley Cheetham (MAeroEngr) is shooting for the moon. He is president and chief executive officer for the space startup Advanced Space, which he co-founded in 2011 while a graduate student at CU. The company focuses on improving the planning and operations of space missions. Top on Bradley’s list? NASA’s next moon mission. The company has come a long way since its first headquarters in the upstairs loft of Bradley’s apartment. Now, the company is 15 employees strong and is located in downtown Boulder. This year, the company secured two NASA small business contracts, each worth more than $1 million. 

Posted Nov. 30, 2018

Brett Forrest (Anth, Film) spent his summer climbing mountains, capping it off with a combination hike of Wetterhorn and Uncompahgre, two Colorado 14ers. It took him 10 hours to complete the 17-mile loop. Brett managed to climb five peaks in three days.He will be at Columbia School of Journalism this fall.

Posted Oct. 1, 2019

Christa Hasenkopf (PhDAtmos) is cofounder of OpenAQ, a tech nonprofit that makes real-time and historical air quality data available in any location. During her time at CU, Christa learned about the poor air quality in Mongolia, and it inspired her to use her degree for environmental justice. She went to Ulaanbaatar, the country’s capital, and began working to provide open data to its citizens, which led to the creation of OpenAQ

Posted Oct. 1, 2019

This year, Roshan Roghani (IntlAf) of Boise, Idaho, launched Cosmic Body, a health and beauty company featuring products made from fully renewable resources. After leaving CU, Roshan served as vice president at Camilie Beckman, a beauty care company based in Idaho.

Posted Jun. 1, 2020

Project manager Crystal Boyd (MMuSt) spent five years spearheading efforts to build the Golden Valley History Museum in Minnesota. In 2019, the exhibit received a Minnesota History Award from the Minnesota Alliance of Local History Museums. In 2020, it received a national Award of Excellence from the American Association for State and Local History. Crystal grew up in Golden Valley and now lives in Burnsville, Minnesota.

Posted Nov. 11, 2020

In 2011 Hayden Dansky (EBio, Phil), along with Caleb Phillips (PhDCompSci’12) and Helen Katich (Geog’13) founded Boulder Food Rescue after studying food waste in Boulder County. Using bicycles the team gathers soon-to-expire foods from over 40 locations and delivers them to communities in need. Hayden continues to work there as executive director, helping ensure operations throughout the pandemic. Caleb is a research scientist at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory and an assistant professor at CU. Helen is interim CEO of Fresh Food Connect, which helps prevent food waste through technology. 

Posted Nov. 11, 2020

Twins Cara (MCDBio) and Amy Faliano (MCDBio) working in the laboratories of the UC Health System. Cara is the coordinator of laboratory safety for UCHealth in the Denver Metro area, and Amy is a lead medical laboratory scientist at UCHealth's Highlands Ranch community hospital. Go to the Coloradan Website for an extended interview with the twins about their time on the frontlines of the pandemic.

Posted Nov. 11, 2020

Ben Miller (EnvEngr; MCivEngr’13) and Lynn Pruisner Miller (BioChem, ChemEngr) are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Regan, in April 2020. They write, “Regan is an extreme CU legacy baby as many of her relatives are CU grads and will be fourth generation to attend.” Her uncle and both aunts attended CU, Annie Miller (IntPhys; MS’15), Nick Miller (Mktg’12; MBA’16) and Paige Pruisner (EnvEngr’14; MCivEngr’16); both grandmothers, CoLeen Pruisner (Pysch '08) and Kristi Prager Miller (Mus'81; Edu'82); paternal great-uncles Nelson Prager (Chem, ChemEngr'80; MD'84) and Frank P. Prager (ChemEngr, Engl'84) and their five children; paternal great-grandfather Frank C. Prager (ChemEngr'49) and paternal great-great aunt Betty Wise (PE'42). Ben, Lynn and Regan live in Highlands Ranch, Colorado.

Posted Nov. 11, 2020

In his graphic novella Emotional Robots: A Question of Existence, Gregory Fass (Econ) explores what the world would look like if robots competed with humans in sports, music, art and emotional intelligence.

Posted Jul. 2, 2021

Filmmaker, photocopier and pilot Dirk Braun (Film) made his film debut in July with his documentary, Flying Boat. Dirk’s 77-minute documentary blurs the lines between fiction and nonfiction, exploring the stories of pilots and mechanics who restore, fly and maintain the last of the Grumman Albatross, an amphibious search-and-rescue aircraft created in 1947.

Posted Nov. 5, 2021

Andrew Sorensen (Jour’11) joined Kaiser Permanente as its senior media relations manager in May. He previously worked at CU Boulder for more than five years, most recently as assistant director of communications and spokesperson, and worked for 9NEWS as a multimedia journalist. He lives in Broomfield, Colorado.

Posted Jul. 10, 2023