Alumni Working In: Education & Training

Ahmad Lowe

Sade’ Cooper

Sade is a native to Denver, CO, although raised in Moreno Valley, CA, her roots are deeply embedded in the Mile-High City. In 2004 she pursued a career in finance with US Bank, soon after she climbed the ranks being promoted to Branch Manager leading a team of thirteen employees as well as being awarded…

MiDian Holmes

MiDian Holmes grew up in Denver, Colorado, and recalls stories and experiences in her childhood filled with racial tensions.  Some events were in the national spotlight and others were casual occurrences in her classroom or neighborhood.  Stories centered around Rodney King, Latasha Harlins, Amadou Diallo, and the verdict of O.J. Simpson were just a few triggering reminders during MiDian’s formative…

Angel McKinley-Paige

Jermaine Gunnells

Jessica M . Newton

Jessica Newton is an honorary native of Colorado, born in Dallas, Texas. Jessica relocated to Denver in 1994, due to her father’s new position at the University of Denver. She attended Denver Public Schools and later graduated from Overland Highschool. She then went off to Embry Riddle Aeronautical University to study Aerospace Engineering. As a…

Alisha Powell

Alisha Powell, PhD, LCSW, graduated from the University of Denver with her graduate degree in social work (MSW) and completed her undergraduate degree (BSW) at Oakwood University. Alisha also completed post-graduate studies in Marriage and Family Therapy and completed her doctorate in Social Psychology at Walden University. She has experience working in a variety of…