Our Team

CCESL's work is made possible by the dedication of our staff, students, faculty, and community partners from across disciplines. 



Cara DiEnno

Executive Director

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Anna Antoniou

Associate Director

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John Macikas

Student Programs Manager

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Maddie Duven

Business Program Manager

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Angelica Ortiz

Scholar Shop Coordinator

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Graduate Leads



Community-Engagement Luminaries

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Julia Roncoroni

Assistant Professor, Counseling Psychology, Morgridge College of Education

John Tiedemann

Teaching Associate Professor, University Writing Program

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Community-Engaged Fellows

Meet our 2022-2023 Fellows

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Natcha Srimaneerungroj - Masters of Social Work student, Project: Stories of Researchers

Jackie Tran - What Does it Mean to Belong?

Shubham Sapkota - PhD candidate, Religious Studies, Theology, and Public Policy, Project: Buddhist Teachings & Values as Pedagogical & Research Methods

Derek Brannon - EdD Student in Curriculum and Instruction, Project: Strive Prep

Ash Mach - Master of Music - Viola Performance and Masters of Arts, Music Theory student, Project: Participatory Action Research Project on Community Music Programs in Denver

Lusungu Chirambo - Master of Arts, International Development Project: Empowering Girls through Education

Jenna Wyatt - Metro DNA Liaison

Colleen Cummings - Valverde Movement Project

Naichen Zhao - K-12 Education Equity

Bennett Shapiro - Environmental Justice in Denver

Mona Moayedi - Revival of Roots & Heritage

Brandon Arneson - Youth Organizing

Dani Chavez - Youth Organizing

Calvin Lee - Online Media Platforms & Identity Formation

Mitra Aflatooni - Environmental Policy and Management