CU Denver students

Our city, our people

Meet the students, faculty and alumni who power this city

April 25, 2018

City StoriesMeet these CU Denver students, faculty and alumni who have embraced the dynamic urban environment of this campus, and are reaping the rewards.

A young girl grew up poor in rural Oregon and came here to become a biologist. An artistic alum challenges gender and fashion stereotypes. An aspiring architect is bringing Denver residents together to design our city.

Our people are creating, telling and succeeding in the stories of this city.


Shannon Robinson


Shannon Robinson

This New York City native finds inspiration in CU Denver’s urban environment to weave her own path in the field of public health.

Meet Shannon.

Annika Mosier, PhD

Annika Mosier, PhD

This kid from a low-income, single-parent family grew up to beat the odds, work in the STEM field and establish her own biology lab at CU Denver.

Meet Dr. Mosier.

Khoa Nguyen

Khoa Nguyen

This first-generation college grad took his CU Denver degree in English and art history and landed a job with the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.

Meet Khoa.

Maria Delgado, CU Denver doctoral candidate, instructor

Maria Delgado

This architecture grad student and instructor helped design a pop-up park in downtown Denver and received the Denver Business Journal‘s 40 Under 40 award for outstanding local professionals.

Meet Maria.