Ian Geraghty and Xinzhao Chu in Antarctica

Alumni in Focus: A year in Antarctica

Aug. 6, 2019

Researching in one of the most inaccessible and extreme places on Earth, Antarctica, Ian Geraghty is using LIDAR aimed at the sky to study the atmosphere at altitudes so high, Earth and space weather interact.

Andrew Hudson

Alumni in Focus: Andrew Hudson wants to help people land a job

Aug. 5, 2019

Learn more from a Q&A with the former press secretary for Denver Mayor Wellington Webb and U.S. Senator Timothy Wirth, jazz musician and founder of Andrew Hudson's Jobs List.

Aerial view of the green river

Alumni in Focus: The future of water in the West

Aug. 1, 2019

The Southwest is drying. During a 730-mile rafting trip down the Colorado River's main tributary, alumna Heather Hansman (MJour'10) saw water scarcity up close.

Laurie Cantillo

Alumni in Focus: The creator of NASA’s first podcast

June 21, 2019

Laurie Cantillo (Jour’80) was fresh out of college when she first spotted the Milky Way during an outdoor education trip in Utah. Since then, the director of communication and education at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) has been on a mission to share the wonders of space with the world.

Markos Scheer in front of lake, mountains

Alumni in Focus: Lawyer, political science grad leaps into kelp farming

May 24, 2019

Experts say aquaculture will play an important role in feeding the world’s burgeoning population, which is why CU Boulder alumnus Markos Scheer is launching a new career in kelp farming.

Congressman Joe Neguse

Alumni in Focus: The congressman, Joe Neguse

April 18, 2019

Former CU Boulder Student Body President Joe Neguse made a name for himself in Colorado. Now he’s doing it in Washington, D.C.

Kimberly Hess with mountain range in background

Alumni in Focus: Climbing the 7 summits

March 26, 2019

Over seven years, Kimberly Hess and brother Steven climbed the tallest mountain on each of the seven continents. Next up: A trek to Earth’s poles.

SoulCycle co-founder and CU alumna Elizabeth Cutler

Alumni in Focus: The birth of SoulCycle

March 14, 2019

In 2015, SoulCycle co-founder Elizabeth Cutler launched a spin sensation. The key to her success? A focus on community.

Christopher Bell poses with Gamora and Black Widow action figures

Alumni in Focus: Fighting for female superheroes

Jan. 30, 2019

UCCS professor and Pixar consultant Christopher Bell has some ideas about how Hollywood can do better. And thanks to his 2015 TEDx Talk, he's found significant influence in the entertainment industry.

CU alumni at Lockheed Martin Space pose for a photo

Asteroid probe scoops up alumni

Dec. 3, 2018

After traveling for more than one billion miles, NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft arrived at the asteroid Bennu on Dec. 3. CU Boulder graduates have played a big role in that historic encounter.