Board of Directors

Megan Lazorski


Megan Lazorski, Ph.D.

Founder and Co-Director of Postbac Program

Email: [email protected]

Phone Number: 303-615-0276

Shailesh Ambre, Ph.D.

Post-bacc Program Co-Director and Director of Housing and Community Development

Email: [email protected]

Phone Number: 303-605-7390

Shalini Srinivasan

Shalini Srinivasan, Ph.D.

Director of Programmatic Evaluation, Assessment, and Alignment with Equitable Practices

Email: [email protected]

Phone Number: 303-605-7179

Joshua P. Martin

Joshua P. Martin, Ph.D.

Director of Admissions and Transfer Process Development

Email: [email protected]

Phone Number: 303-615-0264

Meg Filbin

Megan Filbin, Ph.D.

Director of Grants and Future Funding Development

Email: [email protected]

Phone Number: 303-615-0273

Wade Braunecker, Ph.D.

Director of National Laboratory and Industry Engagement

Email: [email protected]

Phone Number: 303-384-7616

Vital Support Network – Partner Institutions

The following people and programs have been vital to the creation, design, and realization of the Postbac Bridge Programs at MSU Denver. We wholeheartedly thank each one of you for your steadfast support on this work. We couldn’t have done it without you!  

MSU Denver Support Staff

Administrative Support

Andrew Bonham – Chair of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Cath Kleier – AVP of Faculty Affairs

John Masserini – Dean of the College of Letters Arts and Sciences

Marie Mora – Former Interim Provost and Professor of Economics

Office of Sponsored Research and Programs Support

Lisa Jones  – Proposal Development Specialist

Kristin Baldwin – Associate Director of the Office of Sponsored Research and Programs

Laneika Musalini – Director of the Office of Sponsored Research and Programs

Human Resources Support

Darrick Conroy – HR Partner – Student Employment

Araceli Cortez – Talent Management Manager and co-Chair of the Faculty and Staff Recruitment and Retention Sub-Committee

Daniel Dudley – Total Rewards Associate Analyst

Jazmin Rodriguez Delariva – Manager, HR Partners – Student Employment

Tanya Rogowsky – Senior HR Partner

NREL Memorandum of Understanding Support Team

Azure Avery – Professor of Physics

Maluwa Behringer – Executive Director, Industry Partnerships

Tim Meeks – Associate Director of Industry Navigation

Marie Mora – Former Interim Provost and Professor of Economics

Marketing and Website Support

Ruth M’Gonigle – Brand Manager

Lindsey Wadle – Communications and Marketing Assistant

Curriculum Support

Shawn Schafer – AVP of Curriculum, Academic Effectiveness and Policy Development

Erica Buckland Anderson – Director of Curriculum and Catalog

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Support

Michael Benitez – VP for Diversity and Inclusion, Office of Diversity Equity and Inclusion

Manny del Real – Executive Director of Hispanic Serving Institutions Initiatives and Inclusion

Bill Herman – Assistant Professor of Marketing and Committee Member of Faculty and Staff Recruitment and Retention Sub-Committee

Chalane Lechuga – Director of Faculty Diversity Research and Development


Center for Advanced STEM Education (CASE)

Hsiu-Ping Liu – Director of CASE and Professor of Biology

Partner Institutions - Vital Support Network

National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)

Nadia Auch – University Partnerships Program

Wade Braunecker – Senior Scientist

Andrew Ferguson – Spectroscopy and Photoscience Group Manager

Tom Gennett – Principle Scientist, co-Chair of the Hydrogen Materials Advanced Research Consortium (HyMARC)

Melissa Gish – Staff Scientist

Ellen Morris – Director, University Partnerships

David Mulder – Senior Scientist

Garry Rumbles – Research Fellow

Jahi Simbai – Senior Manager, Workforce Development

Sarah Shulda – Staff Scientist

Cynthia Tyler – Science Programs Project Leader of Materials, Chemical, and Computational Science

Bill Tumas – Associate Lab Director of Materials, Chemical, and Computational Science

Ed Wolfram – Principal Researcher and Analytical Sciences Group Manager

Noemi Leick – Staff Research Scientist

Colorado School of Mines

Emily Freed – Project Manager, Institute for Data Driven Dynamical Design

Tom Gennett – Head of the Department of Chemistry

Mike McGuirk – Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Eric Toberer – Professor of Physics, Director of the Institute for Data Driven Dynamical Design

Brian Trewyn – Associate Director – Materials Science Program, Associate Professor of Chemistry

University of Colorado - Boulder

Niels Damrauer – Professor of Chemistry, RASEI Institute Fellow

Oana Luca – Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Obadiah Reid – Research Associate Professor, RASEI Institute Fellow

Colorado State University

Amber Krummel – Associate Professor and Associate Chair of Chemistry, Colorado State University (CSU)

Garret Miyake – Professor, Colorado State University

Industrial Partner Support

Brent Cutcliffe – Co-Founder and COO at New Iridium

Garret Miyake – Co-Founder and CTO of New Iridium

Out-of-State University Support

Steven Lopez – (Northeastern University) Associate Professor of Chemistry; co-Founder, Alliance for Diversity in Science & Engineering*

Joe Zadrozny – (The Ohio State University) Associate Professor of Chemistry

Funding - Vital Support Network

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Mailing Address:
Metropolitan State University of Denver
Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry
Campus Box 52
P.O. Box 173362
Denver, CO 80217-3362