Martin Luther King Jr. Early College High School
Future Center: Room 237A
Advisor: Derrek Sandoval
Derrek Sandoval is a Denver native, graduate of John F. Kennedy High School, and a Denver Scholarship Foundation scholar. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Colorado State University in Human Development and Family Studies with a concentration in Adolescent Development. Prior to becoming a DSF College Advisor, he served as the GEAR UP Pre-Collegiate Advisor at Bruce Randolph School. During his time with GEAR UP he supported 9th-12th grade students with their academic achievements and post-secondary planning.
Derrek’s passion for college access stems from navigating the college process as a first generation male of color. He strives to empower students at Bruce Randolph School who find themselves in similar situations and believes it is vital to educate students, families, and the community about the importance of higher education. Additionally, Derrek values quality relationships, equity, and learning. His favorite part about college advising is challenging students to grow and become advocates for their education.
Derrek has an affinity for Colorado sports, especially the World Champion Denver Broncos! He is fulfilled by staying active and hiking in Colorado’s beautiful Rocky Mountains. In addition, he enjoys trying different local restaurants in Denver.