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Experiential Learning Center
 

Experiential Learning Center

Meet Our Staff


 
Tony Smith
Director
303-556-6656
 
Tony Smith has been with CU Denver’s Experiential Learning Center for more than four years serving as chief advocate for experiential learning.  Tony is a doctoral candidate (PhD – Education) at the University of Northern Colorado with an expected graduation date of May 2015.  He 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 Experiential Learning Center should and will receive the best support & resources for their needs.  You can read more about Tony on his LinkedIn profile: www.linkedin.com/in/tonyrsmith 
 
 
 

 
 Lesley Bishop
Assistant Director
lesley.bishop@ucdenver.edu
303-556-6656
 
 
Lesley Bishop brings over six years of experience serving students, departments and faculty, and employers in experiential education and internship programming including internship advising and coordinating.  Previous to her current positions in higher education, Lesley worked in clinical mental health services.  Complimenting her work experience, Lesley has a masters in Clinical Mental Health with an emphasis in Career Counseling from the University of Colorado Denver (CU Denver), is a National Certified Counselor (NCC), is a Myers-Briggs Type Indicator Certified Practitioner (MBTI), and a Strong Interest Inventory (SII) Certified Practitioner.  She is currently pursuing her LPC and is a member of NCDA, CCDA, CCSA, and NACE.
 
As a true product of experiential learning, Lesley is driven to help others find deeper purpose through active exploration, "trying out" professional and career identities discovering along the way how values, interests, personality, and meaning intersect with various forms of work and life. She serves as a strong advocate and educator in career, professional development, and experiential education and strives to collaborate and support students, faculty, and employers with experiential and internship program development.  Lesley thrives with developing and maintaining high quality programming and services to internal and external constituents.
 
 
 

 Rachel Wilcoxson
Office Events, and Assessment Coordinator
rachel.wilcoxson@ucdenver.edu
303-556-5671
 
Rachel Wilcoxson grew up in Denver and received her B.A. in Speech Communication from Colorado State University. Before coming to the University of Colorado Rachel worked with youth centered nonprofits managing volunteers and planning events. Rachel is currently working on a Masters in Media Communication. In her spare time Rachel enjoys participating in sprint triathlons, reading, volunteering and spending time with friends and family. 
 
 

 

 

 

  


 

 

Paul Worthman

Internship Advisor
paul.worthman@ucdenver.edu

303-556-4995

 

Paul Worthman is the Internship Advisor/Coordinator for students enrolled in the School of Business, the College of Engineering and Applied Science, and the School of Education and Human Development.  Paul earned his B.S. Business Administration with an emphasis in Marketing from CU Boulder.  He is currently enrolled in a master’s degree program in Organizational Behavior and Executive Coaching through the University of Texas at Dallas 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. 

 

 
 Stephanie Vannucci
Internship Advisor
303-556-6656
 
 
   Stephanie is a University of Wisconsin alum with a Bachelor of Arts in Communications and Sociology, and a minor in Criminal Justice. She is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Counseling here at CU Denver. Her prior work in higher education includes career development and student support; she also has experience with business management. Stephanie likes to cook, snowboard, mountain bike, and enjoy the outdoors with her dogs. Here in the ELC, Stephanie supports Business and Engineering students in their internship process and professional development.”
 
 
 
 

 
 Karen Eichel
Internship Advisor
303-556-6656
 
  Karen is a Colorado State University alum with a Bachelor of Natural Sciences in Psychology and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography. She is currently pursuing a Masters in Counseling and Career Development from Colorado State University. Karen comes to the ELC with higher education experience in mental health, student leadership and orientation programs. Karen enjoys the outdoors, photography, trying new recipes and yoga. Here in the ELC, Karen supports students in the School of Public Affairs, the College of Arts and Media and Political Science majors.
 
 
 

 
Kelli Hagan
Internship Advisor
303-556-6656
 
 
Kelli is an alum of the University of Missouri (Mizzou) with a Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Family Studies. She is currently finishing her Masters in Education Foundations, Policy, & Practice at the University of Colorado- Boulder. Kelli comes to the ELC with higher education experience in new student programs, student involvement and career counseling. In her free time, Kelli enjoys running, reading and spending time in the Colorado outdoors.
 
Kelli serves the College of Arts and Media, the School of Public Affairs, the School of Education and Human Development, the College of Architecture and Planning, and majors in the College of Liberal Arts and Science including Communication, English, History, Humanities, Social Sciences, Health & Behavioral Studies, Women and Gender Studies, Philosophy, Ethnic Studies, Political Science, Spanish/all modern languages, individually structured majors, Sociology, Sustainability, Social Justice, Physics, Mathematics, Geography, GIS, Environmental Science, Anthropology, Economics, and International Studies. 
 
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