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Meet the Experiential Learning Center (ELC) Team

Tony Smith
Tony Smith has been with CU Denver’s Experiential Learning Center since 2010 serving as chief advocate for experiential learning. Tony earned his PhD in Education at the University of Northern Colorado (2015). He also holds a master’s in Education (2001) from Grand Valley State University and is a nationally certified career coach (CTACC). He is passionate about creating success for students and making experiential learning part of that journey. Tony feels that anyone entering the ELC should and will receive the best support & resources for their needs.  You can read more about Tony on his LinkedIn profile​.


Paul Worthman
Internship Advisor


Paul Worthman is the Internship Advisor/Coordinator for students enrolled in the School of Business, and students who have the Economics major. Paul earned his B.S. Business Administration with an emphasis in Marketing from CU Boulder. He holds a master’s degree in Organizational Behavior and Executive Coaching through the University of Texas at Dallas (2014) and is close to earning his coaching certification (ACC) through the International Coach Federation (ICF).

Prior to joining the ELC, Paul spent three years providing career and professional development programming for the 11-Month MBA Program in the Business School. Before that he served students through the Career Center on campus in both career advising and employer relations roles during his five years there. Early in his career he gained experience in the business world in sales and management roles before transitioning to private sector career management industry.

 Capture.JPGMadison Kelleher
Internship Advisor
Madison Kelleher serves as the Internship Advisor/Coordinator in which she develops and coordinates high quality internship and experiential learning opportunities for students in the humanities and social science majors within the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, undergraduate students in the School of Public Affairs, the College of Arts and Media, and the College of Architecture and Planning. Madison’s previous experience includes career counseling in higher education and mental health counseling in community and private practice. Complimenting her professional experience, Madison earned her Master of Science in Counseling and Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Oklahoma State University. She is a National Certified Counselor (NCC), Global Career Development Facilitator (GCDF), and is currently pursuing her Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). Outside of work, Madison enjoys exploring new places, college football, crafting, and spending time with friends and family. 

Jessica Godo

Operations & Events Sr. Coordinator



Jessica Godo serves as the Operations & Events Senior Coordinator. She earned her B.A. in Communication from the University of Colorado Denver, with an undergraduate Certificate in Public Relations, in 2005. She has over 10 years of event planning and operations experience before she decided to move into higher education. She currently serves as President of the Alumni Relations Board with the CU Denver, and is President of her son’s school PTA. Beyond CU Denver, you can find Jessica outside with her husband and son, beekeeping, attending sporting events such as CU Football games, playing with her dogs or chickens, or visiting their family cabin in the mountains. Read more about Jessica on her LinkedIn profile​.

Matthew Smith 

Matthew is a graduate intern for internship and research advising. He serves biology, chemistry, geography, geology, all “pre-majors”, and coordinates the student-facing side of the EUReCA! program. Matthew earned his Bachelors of Science in Psychology at Colorado State University and is currently pursuing a Master of Arts in Clinical and Mental Health Counseling at CU Denver.​

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