Meet the 2018-2019 Herd Leaders

Maddie Barbera

Herd President

Maddie Barbera

Hometown: Littleton, CO
Major: Strategic Communications
Graduation Year: 2021

Maddie was born in Southern California, but almost immediately moved to Colorado where she has lived almost all her life. As an English major, Maddie enjoys reading and writing. Outside of school she is an avid skier, water skier, and wakeboarder. After being born with a type of congenital heart disease, Maddie has attended and dedicated a lot of her time to a nonprofit, medically supervised summer camp in California for kids with heart disease, called Camp Taylor. At camp, she mentors families and children living with CHD. She is super excited to be the Herd Leadership Council President this year!

Nick Kohler

Herd Vice President

Nick Kohler

Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
Major: Journalism
Graduation Year: 2021

Nick graduated from Loyola High School in Los Angeles, CA. He wants to be a broadcaster journalist, specifically with sports. Outside of class, he likes to read, hang out with friends, spend time at the beach, and listen to music.

Sarah Lurie

Alumni Relations Chair

Sarah Lurie

Hometown: Boulder, CO
Majors: Pre-business and Spanish
Graduation Year: 2021

Sarah was born and raised in Boulder CO, starting elementary school at University Hill Elementary and now at the University of Colorado right across the street! Outside of The Herd Leadership Council Sarah is involved on campus with the Norlin Scholars Community, CU Restorative Justice and is a member of Delta Gamma Sorority. On her free time she enjoys baking, dancing, traveling, spending time with family and going on adventures. She hopes to one day pursue a career in the hospitality and management industry by continuing a path in wedding planning. Sarah is honored to be a part of the CU Boulder Alumni Community and serve on The Herd Leadership Council.

Josh Ney

Business Relations Chair

Josh Ney

Hometown: Coal Creek Canyon, CO
Major: Business
Graduation Year: 2020

Josh is a seasoned Junior at the University of Colorado – Boulder. He was born and raised in Coal Creek Canyon, Colorado, a small mountain town about 35 minutes from Boulder. After attending a very small school until 8th grade, Josh headed down to Ralston Valley in Arvada. At Ralston, he played soccer all four years as well as made sure to keep his grades up! Josh applied to 10 different colleges and finally decided on CU where he is currently in the Leeds School of Business studying business management. He also plans to get a second emphasis in either marketing or finance. Outside of school Josh really loves the outdoors, especially the mountains. His favorite hobby is snowboarding but he also loves hiking, ice-climbing, fishing, camping, and really anything outdoors. Josh loves hanging with other people and tries to live every moment of life too the fullest. He is not exactly sure what his future has in store, but he hopes to use his degree to help benefit society and ultimately to live a life he loves!

Emma Steyaert

External Relations Chair

Emma Steyaert

Hometown: Austin, TX
Major: International Affairs, Political Science
Graduation Year: 2021

Emma is a sophomore at CU Boulder and this is her second year on the Herd Leadership Council. Although originally from Austin, Texas, she still hates the heat! She is majoring in International Affairs and hopes to use her degree to travel the world and benefit others. In her free time, she loves trying out new places to eat, cheering on the Buffs at football games, playing water polo, swimming, and exploring Colorado.

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Student Engagement Chair

Katrina Wang 

Hometown: China
Major: Integrative Physiology 
Graduation Year: 2020

Katrina is currently a junior studying Integrative Physiology at CU. She is an international student from China and joined the Herd in her first year of college. Outside of school, she enjoys taking road trips, photography, and going to concerts. She likes to experience different cultures from different places. She also likes observing new good food, movies, and hanging out with friends! 

Hannah Smith

Volunteer Coordinator

Hannah Smith

Hometown: Highlands Ranch, CO
Major: Biology, Education
Graduation Year: 2020

Hannah is currently a junior at the University of Colorado Boulder studying Integrated Physiology. In her future, she wants to become a Physician’s Assistant and work with kids in a pediatric doctor office. In her free time, she likes to go hiking, take pictures, listen to music, and volunteer. She loves getting involved in the CU Boulder community in activities such as club tennis, internships, and is a member of Alpha Chi Omega sorority.

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Philanthropy Chair

Isabella Carbone

Hometown: Golden, CO
Major: Integrative Physiology
Graduation Year: 2021

Isabella is a sophomore student studying Integrative Physiology at CU. She is from Golden, Colorado and loves the beauty of Colorado. She is planning on working as a Nurse Practitioner in her future. Isabella has had a passion for with working with people with special needs ever since she was a young girl. Outside of school she loves spending time outdoors, traveling, being with friends and family, and is a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority.

Courtney Romero

Herd Leader

Courtney Romero

Hometown: Littleton, CO
Major: Pyschology
Graduation Year: 2021

Courtney is a sophomore studying psychology on the pre-health track. She hopes to one day become a psychiatrist. In her free time she likes to take pictures, go to concerts, see shows at the DCPA, and spend time with her friends at the local coffee shops.

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Herd Leader

Cam Pazol

Hometown: Broomfield, CO
Major(s): Film Production, Astrophysics
Graduation Year: 2020

Cameron is a 3rd year college student studying Film Production and Astrophysics. After a year of studying Film in Boston, he realized he couldn't live a life without having some space. Cameron is now committed to finding a combination of the two majors in the real world. Outside of his majors, he enjoys giving back to the community, playing guitar and piano, and listening to classic rock as a way to forget about all the homework due tomorrow morning.

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Herd Leader

Shelby Guerena

Hometown: Newport Beach, CA
Major: Business, Minor: Biology
Graduation Year: 2021

Shelby is a sophomore at the University of Colorado- Boulder. She was born and raised in Newport Beach, California. She attended Corona Del Mar High School where she played high school soccer and received a 3 year varsity letter. Along with that she participated in Student Government from 7th grade all the way to 12th grade! Shelby applied to many colleges although CU ended up being the best fit for her! She is now studying business with a minor in biology, hoping to take that some where into the Bio Tech Field.  Some hobbies of Shelby are going to the beach, working out, hiking, and being with family!