Anschutz Medical Campus
Education 2 North
13120 E 19th Ave, Room 5221
Aurora, CO 80045
Lawrence Street Center
1380 Lawrence Street, 12th floor
Denver, CO 80217
Campus Box 187
Will Dewese currently serves as the Deputy Title IX Coordinator of Remedies and Protective measures. Will’s previous experience includes working in Student Conduct and Residence Life; dealing with students, faculty, and staff through crisis intervention; and issues related to student conduct and interpersonal conflict resolution. Prior, he earned a Masters of Education at Texas Tech University. When not at work, you can find him outside, spending time with his family, or somewhere on a mountain either on a bike or a snowboard depending on the season.
Karey Duarte joined the University of Colorado Denver in 2014 and serves as the Deputy Title IX Coordinator of Investigations. Her previous experience includes positions with the federal judiciary as a legal analyst, as an assistant director of the University of Southern California’s Office of Equity, and as an independent contractor investigating equal employment opportunity complaints for several federal executive branch agencies. Karey earned her law degree from Whittier Law School and has a B.A. in Political Science from San Diego State University. When not in the office, she can be found knitting, hiking, or cooking.
Lauren Fontana is the Affirmative Action Coordinator for CU Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus. Before joining the University, she spent several years litigating civil rights cases in Colorado and taught at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law Civil Rights Clinic for two years. She earned her law degree from the Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, and has a B.S.E. in Computer Science in Engineering from the University of Michigan. When she is not in the office, she can be found hiking with her dog or tending to her overly ambitious garden.
Before joining the Office of Equity, Shanna Mae worked as a Program Assistant at the Phoenix Center on the Auraria Campus, assisting folks who have experienced interpersonal violence. Shanna Mae is a graduate of CU Denver, with a BA in Psychology and a minor in Women and Gender Studies. When not working, Shanna Mae can be found spending time with her dogs and trying new recipes.
Kellie attended Colorado State University-Pueblo and graduated with a B.A. in Political Science with an emphasis in American Political Philosophy and a minor in Art. She earned her law degree from the University of Wyoming College of Law in 2018 and worked for UW conducting investigations of possible discrimination. Kellie is passionate about fairness, equality and civil rights. When not working, Kellie enjoys spending time with her family and friends and her cat, Ray.
Ellie Hyppolite currently serves as a Civil Rights Investigator. Before joining the University, he worked in Students Affairs at Bethune Cookman University. He has in-depth experience in Student Affairs as a Public Safety Officer, upholding all state laws and providing safety to all students, faculty, and staff. He also served as the University Residential Conduct and Compliance Officer overseeing compliance of University Housing conduct processes and developing proactive measures to educate and improve future decision-making for students. Additionally, he served on the University Judicial Committee and the Student Affairs Investigator. He earned a Master’s in Criminal Justice Administration at Bethune-Cookman University and has a BS in Criminal Justice from Florida Agriculture & Mechanical University. When he is not in the office, he enjoys playing basketball and traveling when he’s not catering to his three boys.
Karissa Stolen is a Colorado State University Alumni, having graduated in August 2015 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration and a minor in Women’s Studies. Before joining the Office of Equity, she served as the Administrative Coordinator in the College of Business Undergraduate Programs Office at Colorado State University. Passionate about advocacy and inclusive excellence activism, Karissa understands the power of empathy and community. She is consistently inspired and energized to do this work when she facilitates trainings with colleagues, invests her time in equity-based working groups, and when she has intentional dialogue with those curious about social justice, institutional equity and interpersonal violence prevention. When Karissa is not in the office, she can be found streaming endless hours of Netflix. She also loves spending time with her fur-babies Moglie and Skye, her family, and partner.
Passionate about inclusion and equity work, Sara has dedicated her life’s mission to ensure that the issues of systemic inequalities and oppression are disassembled. Sara enrolled at Colorado State University and received her BA in Communication Studies and minored in Women’s Studies. Sara spent several years in the nonprofit sector professionally on issues affecting Colorado’s most vulnerable and marginalized peoples. In her spare time, Sara would mentor low-income high school students and assist them with the college application and enrollment process, or facilitate diversity and inclusion trainings to various communities across the metro area. Eventually Sara decided to return to the academy and receive her master’s degree in Social Work from Washington University in St. Louis. Here, Sara furthered her passion by facilitating trainings for undergraduate, graduate, faculty, and staff members on topics pertaining to diversity, equity, and inclusion. When Sara is not working, she is with family and friends, teaching or practicing yoga, hiking, cooking, or watching movies.
Equity Student Coordinator
Paulina is a full time student pursing a BA in Psychology with a minor in Spanish and Studio Art. Before joining the Office of Equity, she was involved with non-profits advocating for students by challenging the school-to-prison pipeline for youth to become involved in democracy. She has also served a CTL Counselor assisting individuals in crisis transition. Her ultimate passion is to work with youth of varying backgrounds through the nontraditional practices of art therapy. In her free time, Paulina enjoys playing with her puppy Bubbles and being with friends and family.