Hello! My name is Derek Finke, the Hall Director for the Engineering Quad at CU Boulder. I earned my BS in Ecology and Evolution at UC Santa Cruz, my Masters in Student Affairs and Higher Education from UCLA, and am in the process of completing my PhD in Higher Education at the University of Georgia where I will be defending my dissertation on the social construction of sexual violence Spring 2022. I am passionate about higher education policy, advocating for justice, and teaching. Outside of my work my partner and I enjoy balancing many nerdy and outdoorsy activities, including: board/video games, hiking, reading, playing with our cat/dog, biking, and rock climbing.