Zahra Nadher Abdulameer

Zahra Nadher Abdulameer

Puksta Scholar
Major: Sociology
Zahra wants to develop a mentorship programs to help support immigrant K-12 students, specifically Muslim girls. Inspiration: I am a refugee/immigrant myself. If I had someone direct me in an educational path rather than trying to figure everything out myself, it would have made my time as a student a lot more efficient and easy. Future Plans for Project: I hope to make at least one student’s future brighter by...
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Rokaya Abdulmeer

Puksta Scholar
Major: Biochemistry
Fernando Chavez Arroyo Puksta Scholar

Fernando Chavez Arroyo

Puksta Scholar
Major: Aerospace Engineering
Fernando is a 4th year student studying Aerospace Engineering. He is working to develop an app and system for developing sustained mentorship relationships with young people in Commerce City to facilitate their pathway to college.
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Paola Patricia Chavez Arroyo

Puksta Scholar
Major: Electrical • Computer and Energy Engineering
Paola is passionate about the social justice issues of access to higher education and community development. She wants to develop a mentorship program to help first generation students successfully navigate the college application and financial aid process.
Emmanuel Cooke

Emmanuel Cooke

Puksta Scholar
Major: Economics
Manny is a third year student studying Chemical Engineering. He is developing a system to help first generation and under-represented students access professional networks to advance their studies and careers.

Fabiola Flores

Puksta Scholar
Major: Political Science
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Sara Hagos

Puksta Scholar
Major: Political Science
Sara is a second year student studying political science. She wants to create a community in which people can learn more about their roots to encourage both collective cultural and individual growth Project: In an attempt to create a community in which people can learn more about their roots, I will provide resources and a safe space which encourages both collective cultural and individual growth. I also hope to collaborate...
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Adriana Iturbe

Puksta Scholar
Major: Leadership and Community Engagement
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Lluvia Macias

Puksta Scholar
Psychology and Neuroscience
Lluvia wants to spread awareness to faculty and staff to build a supportive platform for DACA students. In the CU community DACA students are currently facing real uncertainty with their futures. Since undocumented students cannot receive federal aid and are a small portion of the student body (at the moment), there is little support provided from CU in contrast with other universities. For this reason, I would like to help...
Edwin Mendoza Olea Puksta Scholar at CU Boulder

Edwin Mendoza Olea

Puksta Scholar
Major: Chemistry
Edwin is a chemistry major and 2nd year student at CU. He is teaming with local attorneys to hold workshops for undocumented high school students and counselors on the college application process and knowing their rights.
Marwa Osman

Marwa Osman

Puksta Scholar
Major: Ecology & Evolutionary Biology and Ethnic Studies • INVST Community Leadership Program
Marwa is working at the intersection of social justice and enviromental justice on campus. She is interning with the E Center working on their E co-Social team .
Rebecca Robidoux Puksta Scholar

Rebecca Robidoux

Puksta Scholar
Double Major: Women and Gender Studies and Leadership and Community Engagement
Rebecca is a 4th year student double majoring in Women and Gender Studies and Leadership and Community Engagement. She is currently working on issues of sanctuary for undocumented residents.

Anthony Salazar

Puksta Scholar
Major: Ethnic Studies
Anthony is a second year student who is helping students, specifically seniors, navigate the financial aspect of college. Project: My project concentrates on helping students specifically seniors navigating the financial aspect of college. Getting in is one step but anybody hardly talked about how to make it a financial reality which seems far out of reach for most students. This tends to be the case a majority of the time...
Gaby Solano Serna Puksta Scholar

Gabriela Solano Serna

Puksta Scholar
Double Major: Integrative Physiology & Spanish
Gaby is a 5th year senior majoring in Spanish with a concentration in Public Health. She is working with Jasmine and Boulder County to administer and evaluate a nutrition and food assistance program for low income residents.
Jasmine Tran

Jasmine Tran

Puksta Scholar
Jasmine is a fourth year student from Denver who is majoring in Integrative Physiology. Her passion focuses on issues of equity in health care. She is working with Gaby and Boulder County to administer and evaluate a nutrition and food assistance program for low income residents.
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Mateo Vela

Puksta Scholar
Double Major: Political Science
Mato is a first year student studying Political Science. He wants to increase access to arts education in low-income communities. Project: In order to address the lack of arts education in Denver Public Schools, I propose a writing retreat for youth of color in collaboration with community organizations working to increase access to arts education in low-income communities. The program would include writing workshops based on issues faced by students...
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Sana Zulali

Puksta Scholar
Double Major: Integrative Physiology
Sana is a second year student studying Integrative Physiology. She wants to focus on immigrant youth and basic human rights. Project: My Puksta Project will focus on the immigrant youth who are getting their basic human rights taken away. Such as how the United States is violating the 14th amendment. Inspiration: Due to the recent political debate on children being taken away from their families and lifestyle, I decided to...