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Faculty & Staff

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Trisha Teig

Trisha Teig is a Teaching Assistant Professor of Leadership Studies and the Faculty Director of the CWC Leadership Scholars Program. She also teaches in the PLP program at DU. She researches gender, race, and leadership, social justice leadership, and teaching leadership through a critical lens. She teaches from a perspective of critical, feminist pedagogy and believes in building relationships and co-creating knowledge with students in the classroom. 

Trisha earned a PhD in Higher Education from Florida State University in 2018, a Master of Education in Counseling and Guidance – Student Affairs from Texas State University in 2008, and a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies and Theatre from McMurry University in 2006. She loves kitties, running, yoga, and chocolate, as well as curling up with a warm cup of tea and a delightful book.

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Yona Estrada (She/Her/Ella)

Yona Estrada is the Program Coordinator for the CWC Leadership Scholars Program. She is a proud first-generation college graduate with a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a Master's of Science in Higher Education from Florida International University. She was born and raised in Miami, FL and moved to Denver, CO in August 2020. Yona is passionate about advocating and supporting students with their personal and professional goals. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, exploring, and spending time with her family. Yona's Top 3 Clifton Strengths are: Input, Intellection, and Empathy. 

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Mackenzie L. Hunter

Director, Volunteer Networks

Trisha Teig

CWC Faculty Director
Learning Communities and Civic Engagement

Mitra Chamanbahar

CWC Scholars Program Coordinator