As a child immigrant and bilingual student, Adriana Alvarez says she often felt isolated in school. Now graduating with a PhD, the former school teacher continues to promote biliteracy and challenge the injustices faced by emerging bilingual students.
Kaylee Ortega credits a host of student groups, scholarships and support services with giving her the tools she needed to fulfill her academic dreams of pursuing public policy work to level the healthcare playing field for underrepresented communities.
Maddie DeWinter's time at CU has taught her a lot about teamwork and collaboration. "I've learned . . . you don't have to be in the spotlight to be part of that success. It's a lesson I will take with me long after I'm done playing lacrosse."