Ligia Batista-Silverman
MA Alum

Ligia graduated with an MA in Theatre in Spring 2017. She is currently a student of CU Boulder’s Post-Baccalaureate Health Professions Program. Before entering the program, she earned a bachelor’s degree with concentrations in neuroscience and theater from a Canadian institution. Her educational endeavors have spanned the academic spectrum and have served as a nexus in melding arts, sciences, medicine, social justice and community. At Children’s Hospital Colorado on the CU Anschutz Medical Campus, she has worked on a clinical research team leading “many conversations among (the) team members ... challenging (them) to consider what it means to be committed to an individual’s rights, especially when the individual is a child.” Some of her work includes her thesis on the role of interactive theater at CU Boulder, co-authoring and performing in a play aiming to destigmatize mental health issues, and implementation of individualized, holistic protocols for participants in clinical research. Ligia was receipient of the 2018 Thomas Jefferson Award, among the highest honors given at CU.