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Swetha Varadarajan

Swetha Varadarajan

Swetha Varadarajan earned her Ph. D in Computer Science from Colorado State University (CSU). She is currently working as a Research Associate with Dr. Lumina Albert and the CSU Center for Ethics and Human Rights (CEHuR). Her research expertise lies in the fields of high-performance computing and evolutionary computation. She has been recognized as an […]

Michael Viola

Michael Viola is a current graduate student at Colorado State University pursuing the Impact MBA program. He hopes to one day create sustainable enterprises that consider the well-being of all stakeholders in its business model. In recent years, Michael served as a Youth Development Specialist working with the Peace Corps in Morocco where he revived […]

Mandy Ham

Advancement Coordinator, International Justice Mission

Sarah Joseph

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Sarah Joseph is a trauma therapist and the executive director of Hope Roots, a non-profit with a vision to end cycles of violence and injustice through trauma healing (  She is based in Fort Collins, CO, but spent over 10 years of her adult life living and working in India.  Through her work at Hope […]

Makayla Debonis

Makayla graduated from the College of Business at Colorado State University in 2019.  As an employee of a company called Amada Senior Care, she now works to provide necessary support, and opportunities for independence, for the elderly through daily guidance and assistance. She has a heart for victims of human trafficking and homelessness and is working to learn […]

Cale Rogers

Cale has been telling stories with video, photos and websites for over 20 years. He started as a video editor in 2000 at KMGH-TV 7News in Denver where he won a 2003 Emmy Award for best public affairs program. In between TV jobs Cale worked with education experts at Cambium Sopris West to develop multimedia […]

Andrea Basile

Andrea Basile is a 2020 graduate of Colorado State University, graduating from the college of Business. She has always had a heart for women, teamwork, healthy relationships, and ending the sex trafficking crisis. She is currently working as a Human Resource Assistant at a local start-up company, and is excited to apply her skills to […]

Megan Miller

Megan Miller is a Colorado State University alumna and current employee at the university. She has spent the past five years working in college recruitment and pursuing her MBA. Through her current position and education background, she has gained experience with event planning, marketing, recruitment, and outreach. Additionally, she has lived in the northern Colorado […]

Dr Lumina Albert

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Associate Professor of Business Ethics and Management, Founder and Executive Director, CSU Center for Ethics and Human Rights