Bruce Randolph High School
Future Center: Room 136
College Advisor: Samantha Garcia
Samantha is from Thornton, Colorado, where she graduated from Mapleton Public Schools and became the first person in her family to go to college. She graduated from the University of Denver (DU) with double majors in Psychology and Communication with a minor in Business. Her work in college access began during her first year at DU serving as a mentor for the Latinx Pioneer Prep Leadership Program and as the College Access and Group Visit Fellow for the Office of Undergraduate Admission. She is thrilled to work at Denver Scholarship Foundation as a College Advisor at Bruce Randolph School where she exposes 9th-11th graders to the college process as well as advising the senior class. Her favorite part about working with youth is striving to establish a sense of community that comes with reaching one’s goal. You can learn more about Samantha on LinkedIn.
College Advisor: Angelica Lopez-Rodriguez
Angelica (Angie) Lopez-Rodriguez was born and raised in Denver, Colorado. She is a first-generation Mexican-American woman who earned her bachelor’s degree in human services with a concentration in high-risk youth from Metropolitan State University of Denver in fall 2016. Through various work-study and internship opportunities she received in college, she developed a passion for college access work and went on to pursue a master’s degree from the University of Colorado Denver. In spring 2019, Angie earned her Master of Arts degree in counseling with a concentration in higher education and student affairs. Throughout her time in graduate school, she served as the undocumented student services specialist at the University of Colorado Denver and then began working with YESS Mentoring as their postsecondary success navigator, later serving as their director of postsecondary success. Angie is thrilled to work with the senior class at Bruce Randolph School to support students in their postsecondary planning. Angie’s passion for college access work and DSF comes from personal experience of not having a DSF Future Center at her high school when she was a senior. Because of this, as a College Advisor, she ensures students know about the postsecondary opportunities that exist and possibilities their futures can hold.