John F. Kennedy High School
Future Center: Room 305
Advisor: Ambria Merriex
Being a native of Denver, Colorado, Ambria attended East High School and then furthered her education at Colorado State University. As a recipient of the rigorous Reishers Scholarship and the Denver Scholarship Foundation (DSF) Scholarship, she earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Human Development and Family Studies and Spanish with a concentration in Intervention and Prevention Sciences. She gained a passion for cultural immersion by working with diverse populations and studied abroad in San Sebastian, Spain. Her commitment toward social justice and interacting with students after graduation led her back to the Denver Scholarship Foundation. As a DSF Alumna, Ambria is excited and now ready to give back to DSF and be a positive impact on students and their futures.
Advisor: Emily Weiss, M.S.W.
Originally from New York, Emily has always had a passion for working with people, especially youth. This passion took her from undergrad at Fordham University in the Bronx, to a high school counselor in rural Belize, and finally to Colorado to pursue her master’s degree in Social Work at the University of Denver seven years ago. Since then Emily has worked to provide educational opportunities and support to youth in Denver Public Schools, and finds that fighting for equity in education is not only beneficial for students but society as a whole. She is ecstatic to serve as the Denver Scholarship Foundation College Advisor at John F. Kennedy High School, and to continue her commitment to youth and their shared community. You can learn more about Emily on LinkedIn.