Upward Bound is located at the Paul B. Thayer Trio House on the Southeast corner of the Colorado State University campus.  Please drop by and visit us on the second floor anytime during the week.

1405 South College Ave.
Fort Collins, CO 80523
(970) 491-2169

Lucia V. Delgado, Director College Access
Lucia.Delgado@colostate.edu | (970) 491-0660

In my role as the Director of College Access at Colorado State University, I believe and advocate for Educational Equity and Equality for first-generation and limited income individuals.  I value the richness of each person and am honored to serve as a mentor to students at various levels of their educational journey. I received my Bachelor’s degree from Northern Arizona University in Journalism and Political Science and a Master’s degree in Student Affairs in Higher Education (SAHE) from CSU.  A proud mother of two amazing and independent young girls, they remind me daily to laugh out loud, appreciate the beauty in every day, and that life is best enjoyed when experienced with those we love.

Sean Jaster, Assistant Director College Access
Serves: Poudre High School

I am a proud product of the Denver Public School system and alumnus of Colorado State University.  After serving as a full-time volunteer for the Americorps: National Civilian Community Corps in the northeastern United States, I returned to CSU and began working full time coordinating volunteer efforts for the university.  One year later I was given the awesome opportunity to serve as an advisor with the Upward Bound program and I haven’t looked back since.  One thing I love about Upward Bound at Colorado State is the strong sense of community we cultivate.  Our students, staff and community members feel like they matter, and that feeling has become the foundation of our program.

Carolina Banuelos, Advisor
Serves: Montbello Campus High Schools, Northridge High School

As a Colorado State University Upward Bound alumnus, this program is near and dear to my heart.  After high school, I came to CSU to receive my Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology.  My time at CSU inspired me to explore the ways our justice system operates, and pursue a Masters Degree from Northern Arizona University in Criminology.  During this time, I studied differences in the experiences of male and female immigrants coming to the United States and into American Consciousness. When I’m not hanging out with the most awesome Upward Bound students around, I like to travel internationally, spend quality time with friends and family, work on my PhD, and engage in meaningful ways in the Fort Collins community.  As an advisor, I am thankful for the privilege of giving back to a program that changed my life and continues to encourage my educational journey through support, networks and relationships

Jose Olivo, Advisor
Serves: Fort Lupton High School, Greeley Central High School

My name is Jose Olivo and I am originally from the small town of Dacono, Colorado. As a first-generation college student, I came to Colorado State University after high school eager for the opportunity of higher education. I received my Bachelor’s Degree in Ethnic Studies with a Minor in Women’s Studies here in Fort Collins. After graduation, I began working as an admissions counselor, travelling the nation recruiting new students. This is where my passion for working with high school students and encouraging them to pursue higher education began. I joined the Upward Bound team in January of 2013, which was one of the best decisions of my life. One of my favorite parts of working with Upward Bound at CSU is the growth I get to witness in the students and how that inspires me to continue to grow every day.