Mission & Vision:

The McNeill Program is committed to creating a place of belonging and connection among students, staff and faculty. We engage and support students to help them realize their full academic and personal potential while valuing the differences which make each of them unique. 

Our purpose is to inspire students to meet the challenges of education, to graduate with university degrees, and to become active contributors to their communities.

  • Provide a stimulating and challenging academic experience
  • Strengthen problem-solving and critical-thinking skills
  • Familiarize students with CU Boulder’s academic culture
  • Connect students to faculty and campus resources



I was first introduced to the McNeill Academic Program during the summer of 2009 at my first-year orientation. I was excited to begin my journey at CU Boulder and simultaneously terrified to leave my diverse Denver community. When I walked into my McNeill orientation session, I was greeted by Sophie Low, Loretta Wahl and Julia Willis- longtime staples in the SASC community. I immediately felt at home among my McNeill peers and felt supported by the

Community, support, and a sense of home are still words I would use to describe my experiences in SASC. Over the past 12 years I’ve served McNeill as a Peer Mentor, Instructor Assistant, Program Coordinator, Assistant Director, Interim Director and now- Program Director. I’m thrilled to embark on this next leg of my adventure with McNeill and continue working alongside all of you. I hope I can continue McNeill’s longstanding tradition of centering student voice, being responsive to student needs and creating a space of belonging. I can’t wait to see you all in just a few short weeks and continue our work together.