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



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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 - Project: Stories of Researchers

Jackie Tran - Project: What Does it Mean to Belong?

Shubham Sapkota - Project: Buddhist Teachings & Values as Pedagogical & Research Methods

Derek Brannon - Project: Strive Prep

Ash Mach - Project: Participatory Action Research Project on Community Music Programs in Denver

Lusungu Chirambo - Project: Empowering Girls through Education

Jenna Wyatt - Project: Metro DNA Liaison

Colleen Cummings - Project: Valverde Movement Project

Naichen Zhao - Project: K-12 Education Equity

Bennett Shapiro - Project: Environmental Justice in Denver

Mona Moayedi - Project: Revival of Roots & Heritage

Brandon Arneson - Project: Youth Organizing

Dani Chavez - Project: Youth Organizing

Calvin Lee - Project: Online Media Platforms & Identity Formation

Mitra Aflatooni - Project: Environmental Policy and Management