With their company Stride Tech, Timothy Visos-Ely (Engr), Humsini Acharya (Engr), Andrew Plum (MechEngr) and Max Watrous (Engr’20) won first place at last year’s New Venture Challenge at CU. Along with it came a $100,000 investment toward their invention, an accessory for walkers that could help prevent dangerous falls. 

Posted Feb. 1, 2020

Olivia Sage Novotny (Soc) has moved to a remote village of 6,000 in the Japanese countryside. She will be teaching English to local children.

Posted Oct. 1, 2019

Esmeralda Castillo-Cobian (EthnSt) began her first job this fall as the new seventh grade language arts teacher at Martin Luther King Jr. Early College in Denver. Esmeralda previously interned at CU Boulder’s Latino History Project and was one of the School of Education’s outstanding graduates.

Posted Oct. 1, 2019

Claire Lamman (Astro, Phys) was named outstanding graduate of the CU College of Arts and Sciences this year. Next up — an astrophysics graduate fellowship at Harvard.

Posted Oct. 1, 2019

While a student, CU Boulder’s Collegiate Recovery Center helped Sean Okonsky (ChemBioEngr) with his addiction and depression. Sean graduated this spring and is now pursuing a PhD from Penn State in chemical engineering.

Posted Oct. 1, 2019

Army ROTC battalion commander Shane Smith (PolSci) completed his undergraduate studies this spring and is pursuing logistics officer training at Fort Lee, Va. After training he will be assigned to the16th Combat Aviation Regiment out of Fort Lewis, Wash.

Posted Oct. 1, 2019

Michelle Ray (EnvDes’19) joined the design firm SmithGroup in 2018 as a mixed-use specialist in the Phoenix office. In her position, she will co-lead the firm’s MixedUse Convergence team, which provides clients with “an adaptive framework to navigate the complex challenges and transformative opportunities facing development projects,” according to the firm’s website. Michelle is a founding member of the Women’s Leadership Group for the American Institute of Architects. She also co-founded Arizona Kids Build, an award-winning program teaching young students how the built environment affects human well-being, the environment and society.

Posted Jun. 3, 2019

Last year, Sydney Varma (Mgmt) of Denver contacted Helene Tournier (Mktg’07) — a business development specialist at Stinson LLP — on LinkedIn, asking for help and guidance breaking into the legal field. Her efforts paid off. In March, Sydney joined Stinson as a legal administrative assistant.

Posted Jun. 1, 2000

Former editorial assistant for the Coloradan, Joshua Nelson (Jour’20) is the city government reporter for the Santa Maria Times in California’s central coast. His partner, Liezel Saldivar (EnvSt’22), graduated in May.

Posted Jun. 21, 2022

Josh Goldin (Fin’20) was recruited to play starting quarterback for the German Football League (GFL) team, the Saarland Hurricanes, leading them to the quarterfinals of the GFL playoffs and their best ever finish — second in their division. As a CU student, Josh joined the football program freshman year as a ball boy and a walk-on quarterback. He played as a holder in the 2018 season and called offensive plays his senior year.

Posted Mar. 11, 2022

After graduation, Megan Nyvold (StComm’20) moved to Miami, where she worked in the financial and startup industries. She now serves as head of media for Security Token Market. After developing a passion for cryptocurrency, blockchain technology and decentralized finance, she hopes to make the industry more welcoming to women.

Posted Mar. 11, 2022

Benjamin Sykora (Mgmt) has been invited to the 12th annual One Power Summit in Washington, D.C. Ben will join students from around the country advocating for worldwide access to immunizations. He has been the CU chapter lead of One since his sophomore year.

Posted Jun. 1, 2020

Boulder’s Thuong (Katie) Nguyen (Psych’21) was one of five honorees awarded the 2021 National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization’s (NHPCO) Volunteers Are the Foundation of Hospice Award. This award recognizes outstanding hospice volunteers across the country who have made significant contributions to hospice programs in the areas of care delivery, organizational support and teamwork. Katie began volunteering at TRU Community Care, a Colorado nonprofit healthcare organization, in August 2020 at the recommendation of a CU professor while completing her senior year of college. She is now studying nursing in New York.

Posted Mar. 11, 2022

Luis Granda (MMus) was named assistant director of donor and patron relations for the Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra. Luis credits his certificate in arts administration from CU Boulder as preparation for this job.

Posted Nov. 5, 2021

Artist Amy Hoagland (MArt’22) received a $10,000 fellowship grant from the Windgate Foundation for her work with sustainability through art. Amy couples traditional materials with new technology to create her art. “I seek to create new ways of seeing and conversing about our position within nature,” said Amy.

Posted Jun. 21, 2022

2018 Olympic bronze medalist, five-time X Games medalist and 2013 FIS Snowboard Halfpipe World Champion Arielle Gold (PreMed, Psych’22) has announced her retirement from competitive halfpipe snowboarding. The retirement comes after nine years on the U.S.Snowboard Pro Halfpipe Team. She now works in a local veterinary emergency room and is excited to pursue a degree in veterinary medicine in the fall.

Posted Mar. 11, 2022

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