Director

Cassie Sando

Cassie Sando

Director
Cassie Sando was raised on the Jemez Pueblo reservation in New Mexico. She is a citizen of the Pueblo of Jemez and has Diné and Spokane heritages. She is a first-generation scholar and received her BA in Economics from Boston College in 2017 and her MA in Higher Education from the University of Denver in 2020. Cassie participated in the CU Upward Bound program as a high school student and...

Assistant Director

Jillian Martinez

Jillian Martinez

Assistant Director
Originally from Colorado Springs, CO, Jillian Martinez holds a B.A. in Journalism Studies and a M.A. in Higher Education (with an emphasis in Diversity), both from the University of Denver. Jillian previously participated in the CU Upward Bound program as a Residential Advisor (RA) and as a mentor. Prior to becoming the Assistant Director of CUUB, Jillian has held other positions at CU with the Residential Academic Program and with...

Program Assistant

Wanda Janik

Wanda Janik

Program Assistant
Wanda Janik grew up in Holyoke, CO. She has an Associate Degree in Business from Northeastern Junior College in Sterling. She has over 25 years of experience in accounting at the University of Colorado at Boulder. Wanda started working with CUUB in 2014 as a Program Assistant. She is honored to be a part of such a wonderful program and promotes its mission and vision. She lives with her husband...