Right after graduating from the University Honors and
Leadership Program, Ingrid Hoff (Anthropology, ’12) taught summer classes at
Girls Incorporated. The classes put Ingrid’s anthropology degree to use, but
once the summer ended, she had to find a job.
Courtesy of some UHL networking, the Office of Undergraduate
Experiences hired Ingrid as the Program Coordinator. Located in Lawrence Street
Center, Ingrid’s office runs the Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program and
First Year Seminar, as well as oversees the Experiential Learning Center and
However, Ingrid plans to work as a paraprofessional in
Denver Public Schools, working with elementary school ESL students. For her,
UHL provided a space to critically analyze problems, think on her feet, and
find ways to incorporate multiple points of view. These are skills important to
her current job, but they will be useful for her future career in education.
About what she learned from UHL, Ingrid said, “UHL has given me confidence in my personal skills, as well as the ability to adapt to my continually changing community.”