Hello my name Galeth Bolaños and I am so excited to be a part of the AAC team as a Retention Specialist. I am a first generation college alumni and come from a Mexican-American background. It has always been my greatest passion to work in the field of higher education, particularly with under-served and/or diverse minority populations. Though originally from Colorado, after graduation I moved to Lawrence, KS where I obtained my Master’s degree in Higher Education Administration at the University of Kansas. Today I am grateful for the opportunities I’ve been blessed with and thankful for the students and staff I continue to build great relationships with.
In my spare time I enjoy learning about new cultures, spending time with my partner and family, being outdoors, and trying new food. Talk to me about sports, traveling, and your interests. I look forward to not only making great connections with students, but also supporting them throughout their college career. Let’s make the best of this. GO RAMS!!
I started working with the AAC in the spring of 2017 as a Retention Specialist and Coordinator of the Arrive and Group Navigator programs. I completed my Bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies and my Master’s degree in Counseling and Career Development, both from CSU. In 2015 I worked for the CSU Access Center as a coordinator for the Bridge Program.
I have remained connected with CSU for fourteen years, and absolutely love my time here. I am very excited to be a part of the Academic Advancement Center and the TRIO/SSS program at CSU. In my time at CSU, I have developed a strong passion for working with students from all backgrounds and experiences. I am particularly honored to be able to work with and support under-represented students.
When I am not working or having fun on campus, I like to stay active by hiking, biking, and climbing. I also love talking about TV shows, Movies, and books.
Hello! My name is Ricky Guzman and I joined the AAC Staff in Spring of 2017 as a Retention Specialist and Coordinator for Events and Programs. I received my B.A. from Fort Lewis College in Humanities with focuses on Philosophy, Anthropology, and Psychology and double Minors in Religious Studies and Music.
As a Fort Collins native, I am glad to join the Ram Family and work on the CSU campus. Before the AAC, I was at the Office of the Vice President for Diversity working on projects such as the annual Diversity Symposium and Diversity Conference. As a first-generation college graduate and social justice advocate, I am excited to be working with AAC students to reach their academic goals.
In my spare time I enjoy reading, movies, games, and lots of music and concerts.
As an alumna of Colorado State University and of the Academic Advancement Center, I’m incredibly excited to serve as a Retention Specialist and Coordinator for Academic Programs. I joined the team in February 2018, and I’m honored to have the opportunity to give back to a program that helped me succeed in college and develop a passion for equity in education. I have a bachelors from CSU in Human Development and Family Studies. I also have a Master of Arts in Social Justice and Human Rights from Arizona State University, where I was able to work with a TRIO Student Support Services Program. In my spare time I love running, being outdoors, traveling, and spending time with my family.
I am thankful to be in a space such as the AAC where I get to advocate and provide support for marginalized students at CSU. My work is deeply rooted in my own experiences as a first-generation Mexican-American womxn from Colorado. I graduated from CSU in 2015 with a B.S. in Human Development and Family Studies. I later attended the University of San Francisco where I received my Master’s in Higher Education and Student Affairs in 2019. My journey has led me back here to serve students from the AAC because I believe in TRIO and I am deeply passionate about advocating and supporting marginalized students in higher education. I am dedicated to continue my growth and challenge myself to broaden my social justice lens that will guide my work. I am beyond excited to be working with this community at CSU and I would love to connect with students and families so don’t hesitate to stop by (I speak Spanish for folks who want to connect in Spanish). In my spare time I love to enjoy nature walks, cooking, dancing, watching movies, traveling, and spending time with familia and comunidad.
As a new staff member (as of December 2017), I am thrilled to be a part of the Academic Advancement Center and TRIO. I received my undergraduate degree from Colorado State University in English with a concentration in Creative Writing. I largely work behind the scenes at the AAC, doing my best to keep the office running smoothly and taking care of administrative problems as they arise.
Prior to working at the AAC I spent the previous seven years in business management and I’m excited to apply that skillset to an office dedicated and committed to helping students from under-represented backgrounds.
Outside of the office, I am very happy to be able to spend time with my wife and new baby daughter (born June, 2017!). I’ve also been the head coach of the Men’s Ultimate (frisbee) team here at CSU for the past ten years and work diligently within the Ultimate community as a volunteer.
Tanya Channel is a graduate student in Higher Education Student Leadership at University of Northern Colorado. Also, she is the Recruitment and Engagement Coordinator for Northern Colorado Upward Bound at UNC. Prior to working in Upward Bound, she worked in The Financial Aid Office for five years. Her main responsibilities included student outreach, FAFSA workshops, and processing Federal and private student loans. She enjoys serving students and is motivated by student success stories. Her passion for Higher Education developed while she was a TRIO recipient at Aims Community College. After Tanya finishes her master’s degree at UNC, she hopes to continue her career within the TRIO family.
Tanya is married and has three wonderful sons. She enjoys going to the mountains with her partner, hearing live local bands, gardening, and walking their two dogs.
Hello! My name is Leticia Mosqueda and I’m super excited to join the Academic Advancement Center as a Retention Specialist. As a first-generation college alumni, it has been my goal to assist marginalized and underrepresented students in their many transitions throughout life and ensure that they feel supported in their pursuit of higher education. I am originally from Michigan where I attended Central Michigan University and received my BA in Business Management, and moved to Colorado in 2018 where I completed my MA in Higher Education at the University of Denver. I’m super excited to begin working with students in the ACC and hope to build connections both virtually, and in person when the time comes. TRIO gives students the opportunity to grow personally and professionally, and I’m happy to be a part of a team that is truly committed to student success.
Outside of work, I love to spend time with my friends and family, attend basketball games, workout, watch Netflix, and just have fun and joke around!
Mary Ann Lucero (she/her/hers) is the Associate Director for STEM SSS. Previously, Mary Ann worked at Aims Community College for the TRIO programs and Center for Diversity and Inclusion. Mary Ann is a first-generation, woman of color, TRIO alumna, and social justice advocate who centers their work in deconstructing the assumptions of minoritized communities and reimagining student success from a critical lens Mary Ann graduated from Eastern New Mexico University with her B.S. in Psychology and Religious Studies; followed by her M.A in Higher Education Leadership at University of Northern Colorado. Currently, Mary Ann is a Ph.D. student in Higher Ed Leadership program at CSU.
Aside from work and classes, Mary Ann enjoys gardening, fishing, crocheting, watching all things sports, and spending time with family.