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For most people, archaeology conjures images of a Harrison Ford type swashbuckling through Egyptian pyramids. Anna Cordova thought so, too — until her first semester at UCCS, when she signed up for two introductory anthropology courses. “The next semester I was taking junior-level archaeology classes — I was just that into it,” said Cordova, 36. […]
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Early in her career, Carolina Yumiseba worked in the casinos of Atlantic City, N.J. “That’s where I learned my customer relationship-management skills,” Yumiseba said. Those skills have been useful in her current job. As integrated marketing consultant for Spanish-language TV network Univisión, Yumiseba helps both Latino- and Anglo-owned businesses find their voices and shape their […]
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Editor’s Note: This is an extended version of the story that appeared in the Aug. 30 print edition of the Business Journal. For most students, heading off to college marks their first bold voyage into the unknown. For Lily Weissgold, though, coming to Colorado College meant reining in her travels.  “I spent the last two […]
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Mei Li Zuber was 6 when her mother decided to adopt her, and 7 when they discovered she couldn’t read.  Nancy Zuber, a high school guidance counselor, was a volunteer at the then Children’s Home-Chambliss Shelter in Chattanooga, Tenn., when Mei Li was placed there after being removed from a neglectful and abusive home. It […]
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Grace Harrison has always had a knack for matching people with spaces — and for creating new spaces when the match isn’t there yet. Growing up in Eaton, Harrison was immersed in real estate early through the family-owned Keirnes Companies, a real estate development, brokerage and management firm. Going to meetings with her dad morphed […]
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Most weekends, Rachel Fey transforms herself into a fairy-tale princess and lives out every little girl’s dream. Fey, the owner of Premier Princess Entertainment, and her staff of princesses, dress as characters that range from a snow queen to a mermaid. Fey, 26, and her princesses are actors and singers who delight children with birthday […]
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Emily Shuman has always had an affinity for working with people with disabilities. As media coordinator for the Rocky Mountain ADA Center, an organization that provides information and resources on the Americans with Disabilities Act, she helps individuals and businesses in a six-state region understand and comply with the law. Shuman, 30, is a Colorado […]
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A self-described free spirit with a “rebel heart,” Brittany Lippert’s career plans were never set in stone. She knew one thing for certain, however — the 9-to-5 world wasn’t for her. “I’ve always had this part of me that doesn’t love status quo,” Lippert said. “I feel like a lot of people are trying to […]
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Nestaseyah Baadani remembers vividly the time before she worked in coffee — feeling that she was sleepwalking through life, that she didn’t measure up, that she had no idea what to do. The people who mentored her over a decade working as a barista changed the way she saw herself, she says, and that changed […]
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Victoria Mann took on lots of responsibility and a big learning curve in her first full-time job after college. But the 23-year-old quickly got her feet under her as project coordinator at the Center for Technology, Research and Commercialization — or C-TRAC — a nonprofit organization that brings together government, education and industry partners to […]
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By Lily Reavis Emma Tang is a self-professed “feminist in progress.” Although she has spent the past three years participating in political debates, growing her online advocacy network and planning her 2040 presidential campaign, the 17-year-old firmly believes that she will never stop learning how to best fill the ever-changing role of a feminist leader. […]
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JonMarc Radspinner never anticipated staying in the Springs — where he moved at age 3 from his native Houston — beyond his 2014 graduation from Colorado Springs Early Colleges. “When I was 18, I wanted to move away because I felt like I was going to stagnate in Colorado Springs,” said Radspinner, the 23-year-old general […]
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