Amalia Kamlet

Meet Amalia Kamlet, an adventure-seeking science educator

May 4, 2022

Amalia Kamlet has always had a heart for adventure and science. Her adventures in teaching and in the outdoors as a student at CU Boulder are only the beginning as her love for adventure literally takes her around the world, starting with an opportunity as a STEM science teacher in...


Meet Cynthia Corral Robles, a leader in empathy, reliability, and enthusiasm and a passion for justice

May 2, 2022

Cynthia Corral Robles considers herself “lucky enough” to have stumbled across the Leadership and Community Engagement major in the School of Education. She first discovered the INVST Community Studies program and its summer justice tour of Colorado, which unleashed her passion for community leadership. She traveled the state of Colorado...


Meet Quinton Andre Freeman, a committed teacher, teacher educator, and mentor

May 2, 2022

Quinton Andre Freeman comes from a family of educators. His wife, Adrienne, is a middle school principal. His parents, now a retired county agent and a retired special education teacher, met while student teaching, and his mother urged him to get a teaching certificate as a fallback plan after college...

Tanya Ennis

Meet Tanya Davis Ennis, working to eradicate inequity and injustice in education and beyond

May 2, 2022

A leader on campus in broadening participation in STEM education as the most recent director of the BOLD Center, Tanya Ennis is committed to developing and studying strategies that can create a more equitable environment for racially minoritized and first-generation students. Ennis studied electrical engineering at an Historically Black College/University,...

Alex Boeding

Meet Alex Boeding, advocating for more LGBTQ-inclusive school policies that matter to teachers, students

May 2, 2022

Alex Boeding has been a thoughtful and engaged student in all of his School of Education master’s classes while navigating a busy life as a full-time teacher during the COVID-19 pandemic. Alex consistently demonstrates a strong commitment to the School of Education’s vision for justice and democracy and works to...

Caitlin Fine

Meet Caitlin Fine, using research and service to transform teaching, teacher preparation

May 2, 2022

Before enrolling at CU Boulder as a doctoral student, Caitlin Fine was a science teacher in a dual-language elementary school in Virginia, where she was often frustrated by her district’s narrative that teaching science in Spanish was a “nice bonus” and teachers need to prepare students for English-language multiple-choice state...

 Astrid Sambolín Morales

Meet Astrid Sambolín Morales, learning with and from Puerto Rican mothers

May 2, 2022

As a doctoral student Astrid Sambolín Morales went above and beyond to actively contribute to the formation of a better community in the CU Boulder School of Education and the Puerto Rican diaspora communities of Florida, Denver, and Pennsylvania with whom she partnered. Make sure the work you do is...

Nga Nancy Hoang

Meet Nancy Hoang, computer science education pioneer in Vietnam and beyond

May 2, 2022

Originally from Vietnam, Nancy (Nga) Hoang pursued a Master’s of Education degree in order to bring about change to the education system in her country. Hoang graduated from FTP University in Vietnam with a Bachelor of Science in Software Engineering. In Vietnam, she was the first person to create computer...

Alexis Harris

Meet Alexis Harris, a lifelong learner with an infectious sense of curiosity

May 2, 2022

Alexis Harris embodies the School of Education and Humanities Teacher Licensure Program’s commitment to teaching for equity and justice. Harris has been named the 2022 Outstanding Graduate in the Secondary Humanities Teacher Licensure Program for the ways she shows up, head and heart, each week and is always open to...

 Julia Chavarria

Meet Julia Chavarria, a higher education professional paying it forward with gratitude and kindness

April 29, 2022

Dedicated to building access and opportunity in higher education, Julia Chavarria is an excellent example of a scholar/practitioner who can quickly and deftly adapt knowledge she’s building from coursework in the Master’s in Higher Education program in the CU Boulder School of Education to her professional work experiences and supports...