Emily Carlson

Caroline Glynn

Emily grew up in Breckenridge, Colorado, where she experienced first-hand the benefits of living in a community with many supportive nonprofits. After graduating from Summit High School, she continued her education at Colorado College, where she studied Sociology and Environmental Issues. She is inspired by her mother and many other mentors who are passionate about education and college access. As … Read More

Adrian Mendoza

Caroline Glynn

Adrian joins DSF as a Campus Advisor. Adrian received a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from Belmont Abbey College before completing a Master of Science degree in counseling with The University of Memphis. Adrian’s education led him to enter the helping professions as a school counselor. His experiences working with students in middle school, high school, and college furthered … Read More

Ismael Garcia

Caroline Glynn

Born and raised in San Antonio, Texas, Ismael A.K.A “Smiley” moved to this colorful Colorado land he now calls home. After completing his bachelor’s degree in biblical studies at Dallas Christian College, he served as outreach minister to the Latino community in Longmont, Colorado. He then transferred his passion to serving underrepresented communities in Southwest Denver for the Denver District … Read More

Lidia Alvarez

Caroline Glynn

Lidia was born in Santa Ana, California and moved to Denver when she was in high school. Lidia has lived in Colorado for over 20 years and calls Colorado her home state. One short week after graduating from high school Lidia started her college education at Metropolitan State University of Denver and obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in modern … Read More

Paul Phillips

Caroline Glynn

A native of Maine, Paul is very appreciative of his teachers, family, and community who supported him as an International Baccalaureate Diploma recipient and a graduate of Bates College in Lewiston, Maine, where he earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy. Motivated by Denver Scholarship Foundation’s (DSF) deep commitment to its mission and values, Paul brings his passions for … Read More

Shruthi Vasudeva

Caroline Glynn

A native of India, Shruthi immigrated to Colorado, United States, in 2015 to join her husband who moved here to work for a client. Shruthi has a total of nine years of information technology experience. She began her career as a software engineer for a mortgage solution company called Altisource labs. Eventually she held various roles as senior developer, principal … Read More

Rachelle Beisel

Caroline Glynn

Originally from Pennsylvania and after spending much of her life on the east coast, Rachelle is proud to call Colorado her home. She finds purpose through helping others and building meaningful relationships, so it was not long into her career that she realized the nonprofit sector is where she belonged. Contributing to the mission of DSF aligns perfectly with her … Read More

Maria Rangel Leon

Caroline Glynn

Maria was born in Mexico City and migrated to the United States at the age of 9. She has called Colorado her home for 18 years and considers herself a native. Maria earned a bachelor of science degree in Mathematics from Metropolitan State University of Denver (MSU) and is the first in her family to go to college. During her … Read More

Thuy Nguyen

Caroline Glynn

Thuy Nguyen was born in Nui Thanh, Vietnam. Her family migrated to America in 1995 and she has lived in Colorado ever since. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting at the University of Colorado Denver. Education is considered a privilege in Vietnam, so getting the opportunity to further her career through education in America is truly a … Read More

Patricia Whitehouse

Caroline Glynn

Patricia Whitehouse, M.A., serves as the human resources director for the Denver Scholarship Foundation (DSF). Ms. Whitehouse is a Senior HR Professional, with both SPHR and SHRM-SCP certifications from the Society of Human Resource Management and HRIC.  She is a graduate of John F. Kennedy High School in Denver Public Schools. She has a master’s degree in Conflict Resolution from … Read More