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Counselors For First-Time College Students

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Luz Castaneda
Admissions Counselor


303-605-7038



lcastan2@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Full-Time Staff

Campus Box Number:
16


Directory Profile

Bio:

Luz was born and raised in Denver, CO. She attended Colorado State University as a first-generation college student where she graduated with a degree in sociology. She found her passion working in higher education while working for TRIO . She joined the MSU Denver family in the winter of 2018 where she recruits and further assists students in the transition from high school to college. When she is not out meeting future Roadrunners, she loves to travel, learn new things, and spend time with family and friends. 



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Julia Volzke
Admissions Counselor


303-605-5696



jvolzke@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Full-Time Staff

Campus Box Number:
16


Directory Profile

Bio:

Julia is one of the few Colorado natives here at MSU Denver and is actually a product of the Auraria Campus. Both of her parents attended school here - her mom went to UCD and her dad went to what is now MSU Denver! Julia graduated from Fort Lewis College with a degree in English communications, and soon after found her way into higher ed. She loves MSU Denver and all the doors it opens for students from different backgrounds. Besides visiting her south Denver high school districts, she enjoys trying to take Instagram worthy pictures of her hedgehog, Albus, eating too much food and exploring national parks.



Steve Juliff (photo coming soon)
Admissions Counselor


303-605-7254



sjuliff@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Full-Time Staff

Office Hours:

Steve is originally from Minneapolis, MN, but pursued a bachelor’s degree in Film from the University of New Orleans before graduating with a master’s degree in Higher Education/Student Personnel from Ole Miss. Steve is passionate about assisting students at MSU Denver in achieving both their educational and professional aspirations as well as navigating the current college landscape.

Outside of his work in higher education, Steve enjoys traveling internationally as a photographer, climbing mountains, listening to Ariana Grande, and spending time with his wife, Hannah, and his cat, Rebel. He has finally moved back to a state where winter exists, so you can find him on the slopes, on the rink, or indoors playing floor hockey or ping pong.

Campus Box Number:
16


Directory Profile



Erin Ulrich (photo coming soon)
Admissions Counselor


303-605-7253



eulrich2@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Full-Time Staff

Office Hours:

Erin is a native of Colorado, born and raised in Colorado Springs. She attended multiple colleges during her undergraduate degree including Franklin College Switzerland, ultimately graduating from the University of Colorado Boulder. Erin has a Masters degree in School Counseling and after working for several years as a Post Secondary Advisor, found her passion for college admissions and higher education advocacy. She has a passion for the progressive an unique services and opportunities that MSU Denver provides to students from all backgrounds. When not at MSU Denver, Erin can be found exploring downtown Golden and hunting for farmers markets with her partner, and being a true “crazy cat lady.”

Campus Box Number:
16


Directory Profile



Counselors For Transfer Students

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Josh Gabrielson
Associate Director of Admissions/Transfer Services


303-605-5706



jgabrie8@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Full-Time Staff

Campus Box Number:
16


Directory Profile

Bio:

Josh joined the Roadrunner family in 2008. He advises students on class selection, develops retention programs and recruits transfer students to MSU Denver. Josh enjoys working at MSU Denver due to the faculty and staff commitment to student success, the access to a high-quality, affordable education and the commitment to diversity.

In his free time, Josh explores the outdoors with his partner and two kids. He enjoys hiking, camping, trail running, biking, reading and laughing. If you have questions about the admissions process or want to have some good laughs, stop by to see Josh in the Office of Admissions.



Colorado Community Colleges: Colorado Mountain College and Colorado Northwestern Community College

Other Colorado Institutions: Art Institute of Colorado, Bel-Rea Institute of Animal Technology, Denver School of Nursing, Emily Griffith Technical College and ITT Technical Institute


Brigid Harris
Transfer Admissions Counselor


303-605-5787



bharri57@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Full-Time Staff

Campus Box Number:
16


Directory Profile

Bio:

Brigid moved to Colorado from Wisconsin where she graduated with a degree in Spanish from Carthage College. Since then, she has worked in education in a variety of capacities. Having worked with both high school and community college students, her focus is always on student success. She is grateful to have found a home at MSU Denver and looks forward to helping transfer students realize their goals.

In her free time, Brigid enjoys attending concerts, practicing yoga, traveling and hiking in the mountains with her partner and their dog.



Colorado Community Colleges: Arapahoe Community College, Community College of Denver, Lamar Community College, Otero Junior Collge, Pueblo Community College and Trinidad State Junior College

Other Colorado Institutions: Adam State University, Colorado College, Colorado State University Global, Colorado State University Pueblo, Denver Seminary, DeVry University Denver, Fort Lewis College and Webster University

States: AR, IA, IL, IN, KS, LA, MN, MO, NE, OK, TX and WI


Kathryn Kenyon

Kathryn Kenyon
Transfer Admissions Counselor


303-605-5801



kkenyon2@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Full-Time Staff

Campus Box Number:
16


Directory Profile

Bio:

Kathryn moved to Colorado in the summer of 2018 after many years of travelling here to backpack, ski and visit family.  Previous to her move, Kathryn taught high school English in Atlanta for 18 years.  She is grateful to have the opportunity to continue working with students and feels privileged to be a part of the staff at MSU Denver.  In her spare time, Kathryn enjoys hiking, camping, going to concerts and exploring all that Denver has to offer.



Colorado Community Colleges: Community College of Aurora and Pikes Peak Community College

Other Colorado Institutions: Colorado Mesa University, Colorado State University, Colorado Technical University, Johnson and Wales University, Nazarene Bible College, University of Colorado Boulder, University of Colorado Colorado Springs, University of Colorado Denver, University of Denver, University of Northern Colorado and Western State Colorado University 

States: AL, CT, DC, FL, GA, KY, MA, MD, ME, MI, MS, NC, NH, NJ, NY, OH, PA, RI, SC, TN, VA, VT and WV


Anthony Scalia_Admissions councelor

Anthony Scalia
Transfer Admissions Counselor


303-605-5695



ascalia1@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Full-Time Staff

Campus Box Number:
16


Directory Profile

Bio:

After many years in higher education, Anthony joined MSU Denver as a transfer counselor in spring 2017. He enjoys working collaboratively with some of our local community colleges as well as serving students from the western states. Whether transferring from a local 2-year institution or a faraway 4-year institution, making the move to MSU Denver invites many questions that Anthony is happy to answer. Outside of the office, Anthony likes to spend his time exploring Denver’s restaurant scene, Colorado’s outdoor scenery and an international adventure when possible.



Colorado Community Colleges: Aims Community College, Front Range Community College, Morgan Community College, Northeastern Junior College and Red Rocks Community College

Other Colorado Institutions: Colorado Christian University, Colorado School of Mines, Naropa University, and Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design

States: AK, AZ, CA, HI, ID, MT, ND, NM, NV, OR, SD, UT, WA and WY


Counselors For Veteran and Military Students


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Paul Cesare
Assistant Director for Veteran and Military Student Recruitment


303-605-5710



cesarep@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Full-Time Staff

Campus Box Number:
16


Directory Profile

Bio:

As of 2018, Paul is honored to serve veteran and military students who have served our country! As a first-generation college student who earned a master’s degree in education and accumulated over 30 years of experience at MSU Denver, he intimately understands the challenges facing prospective MSU Denver students. Being a prolific innovator of sorts, Paul initiated the first MSU Denver Open House, developed and implemented the first faculty and staff leadership development program known as METROLEADS, and now serves as the first veteran & military student recruiter for MSU Denver’s new Veteran Center. As the recipient of numerous MSU Denver awards, Paul says his greatest achievement is providing guidance that help students move forward to become all they are capable of being. He is very grateful to work at MSU Denver.  

Paul has a passion for the study of leadership and enjoys learning, music, cooking, traveling, art, new ideas, new technology, different cultures, working out and collaborating with co-workers to accomplish goals.     



Counselors for international students

Please send your inquiries to intladmissions@msudenver.edu.


Jasmine Mo
International Admissions Counselor


303-605-7095



intladmissions@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Full-Time Staff

Campus Box Number:
16


Directory Profile

Bio:

Before joining MSU Denver, Jasmine had almost ten years of experience teaching in higher ed institutions, and was an international student herself at University of Colorado Boulder. She enjoys working with students and helping them succeed, and is especially passionate about assisting international students finding their own paths. In her spare time, she likes hiking, listening to audio books, and spending time with her family.



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