Director

Karen Ramirez

Dr. Karen Ramirez

Program Director, CU Dialogues Program • Assistant Director, Miramontes Arts and Sciences Program
CU Engage | School of Education
Dr. Karen Ramirez is the Director of the CU Dialogues Program. She is also a faculty member at CU-Boulder, serving as the Assistant Director for Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences Program Development for the Miramontes Arts and Sciences Program, which serves underserved students in the College of Arts and Sciences. She received a 2018 Boulder Faculty Assembly Award for Leadership and Service. In 2017 she received the Student Involvement Center's...

Assistant Director

Pilar Prostko

Pilar Prostko

Assistant Director for Coordination and Outreach, CU Dialogues Program • Facilitator, CU Dialogues Program
CU Engage | School of Education
Pilar is the Assistant Director for Coordination and Outreach for the CU Dialogues Program. The CU Dialogues Program's primary charge is to facilitate dialogues within CU classes in order to bring diverse members of the CU-Boulder community together for facilitated dialogues that promote understanding through open sharing of perspectives and experiences to enhance course curriculum. An active member of the community, Pilar began her work in Boulder as a Speech...

Staff

Ellen Aiken

Dr. Ellen Aiken

Consultant, CU Dialogues Program • Instructor of History and Western American Studies • Sewall Residential Academic Program
CU Engage | School of Education
Dr. Ellen Aiken co-founded the CU Dialogues Program with Karen Ramirez and served as co-director until her retirement in 2016. Before retiring, she taught interdisciplinary courses in American History at CU with an emphasis on cross-cultural interaction in the American West. She currently serves as a consultant to the CU Dialogues Program. In 2018 she established the CU Dialogues Faculty Fellow Program, which provides summer funding to a faculty member...

Dialogue Staff

Jen Pacheco

Jen Pacheco

Graduate Research Assistant, CU Dialogues Program
CU Engage | School of Education
Jennifer Pacheco is a PhD student in the Learning Sciences and Human Development Program at the University of Colorado Boulder. She is dedicated to addressing educational inequities and working with communities on health disparities. Jennifer was born and raised in Pueblo, Colorado. Working across the P-20 spectrum in the field of education for over 19 years, Jennifer has served as a bilingual teacher, community activist, college prep advisor, and college...
Steve Sommer

Steve Sommer

Graduate Research Assistant, CU Dialogues Program
CU Engage | School of Education
Stephen Sommer is a dual doctoral candidate in the Learning Sciences and Human Development Program (Education) and the Institute of Cognitive Science at the University of Colorado, Boulder.