Student Stories


Kayla Huddleston

Steering Committee


Why were you motivated to join/start the Dream Project?

When I heard about the Dream Project I knew this was something I had to
be a part of. I know there are so many talented students who don't have the support/encouragement to help them get to college. Growing up I did have that extra push to get to higher education; I want to pass that on to every student I come in contact with.

Where is your hometown?

Pine, Colorado

Where did you graduate from and what year?

Conifer High School, 2007

Your current major and minor:

Technical Journalism, Concentration in Public Relations, Minor in Business Administration

Favorite College Course(s):

I am still searching for my favorite college course.




    Edna Munoz

    Steering Committee


    Why were you motivated to join/start the Dream Project?

    I was motivated to start the dream project because I know how
     hard it is to not have anyone there to guide you. I wanted to make
     this easier for first generation students because they sometimes
     don't think college is an option.

     Where is your hometown?

     Denver, Colorado

     Where did you graduate from and what year?

     Montbello High School, 2009

     Your current major and minor:

                                                       Major in Criminal Justice with a minor in Ethnic Studies

                                                       Favorite College Course(s):

                                                       Intro to Criminal Justice






Janu Cambrelen

Steering Committee


Why were you motivated to join/start the Dream Project?

Trip to Seattle, being a first generation student, and passion for mentoring. 

Where is your hometown?

Denver, Colorado

Where did you graduate from and what year?

Overland High School 2008

Your current major and minor:

Business Finance

Favorite College Course(s):

Business Law



    Alfred Castillo

    Steering Committee


    Why were you motivated to join/start the Dream Project?

     Starting the Dream Project gave me an opportunity to try and pay
     forward all of the essential skills, knowledge, and life experiences
     that my mentors gave me. As a first generation student I
     understand the road to higher education can be difficult. It is
     through these reasons that making a positive change in the lives
     of others through the Dream Project has become my passion.

     Where is your hometown?

     Johnstown, CO

     Where did you graduate from and what year?

                                                       Roosevelt High School, 2009

                                                       Your current major and minor:

                                                       Major in Biological Sciences with concentrations in Sociology
                                                       and Spanish

                                                       Favorite College Course(s):

                                                       Any college course that teaches me something new!



Dylan Gallacher

Steering Committee


Why were you motivated to join/start the Dream Project?

It is part of my service to the university experience that has given me so much. Equal access to post secondary education is something our
society needs and every young mind deserves. I think a lot about what would happen if we choose the alternative of inaction and apathy.
The bright ideas and positive contributions these students will make with the help of college is worth every ounce of energy poured into this
program.

Where is your hometown?

Glenwood Springs, CO

Where did you graduate from and what year?

Glenwood Springs High School in 2007

Your current Major and Minor:

General Sociology and Spanish minor

Favorite College Course:

Insects, science and society (psych!) Definitely President's Leadership Program, years two and three. It taught me the value of collaboration, dialogue, critical thinking and putting ideas into action. Check it out!



   Morgan Dorn

   Steering Committee


   Why were you motivated to join/start the Dream Project?

    I was motivated to join/start the Dream Project, because I know that
    there is inequality of opportunity ad access in our educational system.
    I have a strong desire to work with students who value education, who
    are willing to risk failure to achieve success and who are willing to
    take the responsibility of their future upon themselves. I want to help
    students realize that when they take charge of their future, amazing
    things can happen. Higher Education can lead you to opportunities
    and connections unimaginable. I want to share what I have
    experienced and lend my expertise to inspire students to achieve the
    unimaginable.

    Where is your hometown?

    I hail from Denver, Colorado

                                                    Where did you graduate from and what year?
                                                    
                                                    I'm a proud DPS graduate. Thomas Jefferson High School, 2008
                                                  
                                                    Your current major and minor:

                                                     I am currently majoring in both English Literature and Ethnic Studies

                                                     Favorite College Course(s):
 
                                                     I can't say I've taken a course I didn't like--honestly.