Current Swap Coordinators

Irfan Alam

Irfan Alam

Exchange Coordinator
CU Engage | School of Education
Irfan is a PhD student from the department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology ( EBIO ; REACH lab ) investigating how students use their scientific skills to become more engaged with the community. As an international student from Bangladesh, he had the opportunity to serve as a conversation facilitator for ESL students at his alma mater so now being the SWAP exchange coordinator is nothing short of fulfilling to him...
Ifranul

Irfanul Alam

Exchange Coordinator • PHD Student EBIO
CU Engage | School of Education
Irfan is a PhD student from the department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology ( EBIO ; REACH lab ) investigating how students use their scientific skills to become more engaged with the community. As an international student from Bangladesh, he had the opportunity to serve as a conversation facilitator for ESL students at his alma mater so now being the SWAP exchange coordinator is nothing short of fulfilling to him...
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Lola Amaya

Community Coordinator
CU Engage | School of Education
Lola is a junior at CU studying International Affairs and Spanish. She is from Washington D.C. and hopes to work in international development.
Sharon Battula

Sharon Battula

Director
CU Engage | School of Education
Sharon is currently a sophomore at CU studying MCDB (a fancy acronym for biology), leadership, and Spanish. She values Swap's mission to connect with, support, and empower individuals from diverse backgrounds. Sharon ultimately hopes to practice medicine as a culturally competent and compassionate physician.

Former Swap Coordinators

Nitin Beri

Nitin Beri

Former Director, Swap
CU Engage | School of Education
Nitin Beri is a senior at CU studying Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. Nitin has been fortunate to have been involved with Swap since his freshman year and is proud to be one of this year's co-directors. In his very little free time, Nitin likes to hike, ski, eat peanut butter, and binge watch The Office- in that order. Nitin's name is a palindrome, which is his favorite thing about himself.
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David Conner

Former Exchange Coordinator, Swap
CU Engage | School of Education
David is a senior at CU double majoring in Biochemistry and Philosophy. He wants to pursue a career in medicine in the late future but after graduation, he will teach STEM education in The Bronx and work towards his masters. He calls Chicago and Harlem home because he moved around a lot, and an interesting fact about him is that he works at a morgue and at an elementary school.
Tyler Mark Fair

Tyler Mark Fair

Former Education Coordinator, Swap
CU Engage | School of Education
Tyler Fair is a fifth year studying Neuroscience, Public Health, and Spanish. This year he is serving as the Education Coordinator for Swap. After graduating from CU, Tyler hopes to attend medical school. Some academic interests of his include end-of-life care; social justice efforts in healthcare and public health; and provider-patient communication. He is currently working on a general honors thesis on spiritual end-of-life care for LGBT patients. Outside of...
Soren Fuchs

Soren Fuchs

Former Director, Swap
CU Engage | School of Education
Soren is a sophomore at CU Boulder studying business and taking classes in German. He grew up in the wonderful city of Denver, Colorado. He is also the education coordinator with the Student Worker Alliance Program. This is a student-run organization that provides English support to CU employees. SWAP strengthens the connection on campus between students and employees. In his free time, Soren loves to hike, ski, and listen to...
Hannah Hallenbeck

Hannah Hallenbeck

Former Community Coordinator, Swap
CU Engage | School of Education
Hannah is a junior double majoring in Sociology and Anthropology. Hannah took a Gap year after high school to teach English in Thailand. She grew up in Colorado Springs, and is excited to be the Swap Community Coordinator.
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Heidi Harris

Interim volunteer education coordinator
CU Engage | School of Education
Heidi is a senior at CU studying International Affairs, Economics and Journalism. She has been involved in Swap since her freshman year and considers it one of the best parts of her college experience. She plans to pursue immigration law after graduation and is always ready to discuss social welfare programs or what she recently read in The Atlantic. It is for these reasons that she's extremely fun at parties.

CJ Markuson

Former Exchange Coordinator, Swap
CU Engage | School of Education
CJ is a senior at CU studying Spanish, Molecular Biology, and TESOL. He's been volunteering with Swap since 2018. After graduation he plans to live abroad and continue teaching English. In his free time he enjoys writing for the newspaper, watching movies, and seeing live music.
Jean Russell

Jean Russell

Former IEC Coordinator, Swap
CU Engage | School of Education
Jean grew up in Lakewood, Colorado. At CU Boulder she studies Environmental Studies and wants to do international development work focused on natural disaster preparation and recovery. She worked in Washington D.C. the fall semester of her sophomore year and studied abroad in Vietnam the fall semester of her junior year. She plans to return to Vietnam someday! Jean also plays on the women's Ultimate frisbee team at CU and...
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Jonny Titelbaum

Former Education Coordinator, Swap
CU Engage | School of Education
Jonny is a junior at CU studying Biochemistry and Philosophy. He has been involved with SWAP for over a year now and loves the work this program does. He hopes to pursue a career teaching children how cool the world is and making people smile. In Jonny’s free time he likes to be outside doing pretty much anything from rock climbing, frisbee, to skiing and fishing.