Director

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Tanaya Winder

Director
Tanaya Winder is a poet, writer, artist, and educator who was raised on the Southern Ute reservation in Ignacio, CO. An enrolled member of the Duckwater Shoshone Tribe, her background includes Southern Ute, Pyramid Lake Paiute, Navajo, and Black Heritages. She has a BA in English from Stanford University and a MFA in creative writing from the University of New Mexico. Tanaya has taught writing courses at Stanford University, the...

Assistant Director

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Cassie Sando

Assistant Director
Cassie Sando was raised on the Jemez Pueblo reservation in New Mexico. She is a citizen of the Pueblo of Jemez and has Navajo and Spokane heritages. She is a first-generation scholar and received her BA in Economics from Boston College in 2017. Cassie is currently a second-year master’s student in the Higher Education program at the University of Denver. Cassie participated in the CU Upward Bound program as a...

Program Assistant

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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...