Greg earned his bachelor’s degree in sociology from the University of Colorado Boulder and his master’s degree in counseling education from the University of Colorado Denver. He is currently pursuing his doctoral degree in education with Walden University. Greg enjoys working with first-generation students in the area of college preparation and accessing higher education. He made the decision to work with first-generation students to help alleviate some of the barriers they may encounter in preparing and accessing higher education. He is passionate about empowering students, helping them enhance their opportunity to be admitted to college and become successful. Greg’s career endeavor is to continue working with students in a higher educational setting and make an impact in their lives.
Leslie was born and raised in Southern California, moved to Colorado when she was 13, and went to Alameda High School in Jefferson County. After high school, she attended the University of Colorado Denver where she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in business administration. As a first-generation student, the biggest aid for her was being part of the Pre-Collegiate Program. She always aspired to go to college and knew she was going to make it there no matter what. With Pre-Collegiate she was able to learn about all the different resources available that would help fund her education. Now, she is honored to work for Pre-Collegiate as the Middle School Coordinator and appreciates helping first-generation students like herself. Her goals for the next couple years are to continue impacting first-generation students and use her past experiences and background to help and encourage students for years to come.
Daniela was born in Los Angeles, California but raised in Denver, CO for most of her life. She attended Denver Public Schools and graduated from West High School. She is an alumnus from the University of Colorado Denver and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology and a Minor in Ethnic Studies. She was a TRIO SSS participant during her undergraduate experience and was a TRIO Talent Search participant in high school. Daniela enjoys being back at CU Denver and working for the program that helped her graduate. She would like to “Pay it forward” and help other first-generation students complete their degrees.