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Beyond the classroom and my own research I engage with various community groups and organizations to promote geography and support international and inclusive learning opportunities.


  • Invited lecture, NIDES, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro

  • Fulbright Hays - Taiwan

  • Selected participant, Centre de Recherches sur les Ecosystèmes d'Altitude (CREA) Fam Meeting

  • Fulbright Nexus - multi-country Latin America

  • Selected delegate for the United Nations Framework on Climate Change, COP22 Meeting. Marrakech, Morocco


  • American Association of Geographers, Gamma Theta Epsilon Regional Councilor 

  • American Association of Geographers, Student Award Committee

  • I-GUIDE Reviewer, National Science Foundation

  • Women in Nature Network, Global Event Committee

  • Topic Editor Land

  • American Association of Geographers, Editorial Board Denver and the Rocky Mountain West 

  • Big Brothers Big Sisters Colorado 

  • ASPRS-Regional Board Member

  • Reviewer, National Science Foundation

  • Collaborative Preparing Future Faculty Forum Panelist, UC-Boulder

  • Climate Voices-Science Speakers Network Volunteer

  • University of Colorado, Committee for Racial & Ethnic Equity 




The AAG Student Awards and Scholarships Committee. The committee considers applications from and awards appropriate grants for college, undergraduate and graduate students, depending upon the funds available in AAG student awards and scholarships programs. These, include the Hoffman Award, the IGIF Grants, the AAG Hess Community College Scholarship, and other awards, scholarships, or travel grants as they may be available.



Gamma Theta Upsilon (GTU) is an international honor society in geography. Gamma Theta Upsilon was founded in 1928 and became a national organization in 1931. Members of GTU have met academic requirements and share a background and interest in geography. GTU chapter activities support geography knowledge and awareness.



I am affiliate faculty for the The University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) Honors Program. The UCCS Honors Prorgam serves rigorously trained students who share a desire to become intentional learners. Students work with specifically selected and highly qualified faculty in smaller class settings, thus encouraging them to engage in a collaborative, vigorous intellectual life that prepares them for admission to and success in graduate and professional schools. Students also have access to the Honors Lounge in Library 231, are afforded early registration and enhanced library check-out privileges, are given the opportunity to live on the Honors Floor in UCCS Housing, participate in the annual Honors Student Symposium and other Rocky Mountain Honors Council events, and are given special recognition in the UCCS Commencement Program and on UCCS transcripts.



The University of Colorado Faculty Council Committee for Racial & Ethnic Equity (CREE)

The Committee for Racial & Ethnic Equity considers concerns of ethnic minority faculty, including:

  1. Assessing the cultural climate of the university as it pertains to opportunities for ethnic minority faculty for academic advancement, productivity and appropriate compensation;

  2. Making recommendations for creating an academic environment that fosters the academic success of both ethnic minority faculty and ethnic minority students;

  3. Working to assure fairness in the recruitment and retention of ethnic minority faculty and students;

  4. Developing support networks and recommending policy to address the needs of ethnic minority faculty and students. 



I currently serve as the Director of the The Global Intercultural Research Center (GLINT)


GLINT is an interdisciplinary research unit at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs that provides support and training for global intercultural scholarship. Our mission is to provide visibility and project development support for faculty research, teaching and outreach activities related to global intercultural scholarship.

To meet this mission GLINT hosts the GLINT Talk Series. The series highlights the scholarly and creative works of UCCS faculty. The series also hosts external speakers addressing globally relevant issues to share their work with our UCCS community.

Recent GLINT Talk Series speakers have included:

Christopher Bell, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Media Studies, Department of Communication. "GLINT Smackdown!: Blackness and Professional Wrestling"

Stephany Rose, Ph.D., Interim Associate Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion. "Recovering from Racism: Journeying to Truth and Conciliation"

Liam Teague,Professor of Music and Head of Steelpan studies at Northern Illinois University (NIU), & the NIU Steelband. “The Magic of Steelpan”


Also check out the GLINT seed grant program and recent winners here

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