Fellows and Interns
Katrina Hoelting recently completed a Masters in Global Citizenship, Identities and Human Rights, with a focus in Trafficking in Persons from the University of Nottingham, United Kingdom. With a broad range of previous experience, including a degree in secondary education and extensive work in international business analysis, her passion for social justice has brought her to CPC where she is working to amplify the voice of the oppressed to bring about change across the state and globe. Katrina is a Communications Fellow at CPC and is looking forward to making a lasting contributions to economic, political and social development around the globe.
Becky is seeking her Master’s in Social Work from Washington University in St. Louis, with a focus in community empowerment and social change. A transplant from Massachusetts, Becky lived in Fort Collins for a number of years where she received her Bachelors in Social Work and Ethnic Studies from CSU. She is passionate about battling systems of oppression particularly surrounding issues of racism, food security, housing, and mental health. Her graduate education has focused on addressing multi-faceted problems confronting our communities and ways to empower diverse groups to promote healthy community development. Becky is excited to be back in Colorado and working with the Denver community.
Mauricio just recently joined the CPC team for the fall of 2013. He is originally from Colombia but he finished his high school at the United World College in Costa Rica, an international organization focused on promoting peace through education. Mauricio came to the U.S. in order to complete his college studies at Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa. He is currently seeking his BA degree on Communication Design and Public Relations. Throughout his life Mauricio has done different volunteering in his country as well as in the countries he has studied in. This included working with children in an academic program to reinforce their skills in Colombia and Costa Rica. He also worked in “Un Techo Para mi País” a Latin-American organization that builds houses for families that do not have the resources to get one. In addition to his education he likes to be involved in different organizations, projects or programs that promote social justice to create a change in the world.
Guillermo began interning with CPC in August of 2013. He is a student of Political Science and Philosophy at Metro State University. He was born in Quito, Ecuador and moved to the Denver area when he was eight years old. Guillermo is passionate about immigration reform and battling racial disparities within the criminal justice system. When not at Metro or CPC, Guillermo enjoys playing music, being outdoors, and is a huge Denver Nuggets fan.
Virginia is originally from Frankfurt Germany. She has lived the majority of her life in the United States and most recently moved to Denver from Flagstaff, AZ. She received her Bachelor of Social Work degree from Northern Arizona University in 2010 and worked in crisis intervention services at a domestic violence shelter from 2010-2013. Currently, she is pursuing her Masters of Social Work at the University of Denver. Virginia is passionate about serving in partnership with communities to address social problems surrounding economic justice and multicultural leadership. In her spare time Virginia loves to rock climb.
Aaron grew up in Montana, and is currently working on a BA in English at University of Colorado Denver, with a minor in Social Justice. His passion for social justice issues, and especially policing and racial profiling, brought him to the Racial Justice department of CPC in August of 2013. He plans to work towards a career in writing with a social consciousness, and continue to work towards change within his community and on the page. Aaron, when not at CPC, does other organizing and support work around Denver, and spends a lot of time reading and attending class.