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 works as the ADA/Affirmative Action Coordinator. 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.
Aaron was an attorney representing municipalities, utilities, and school districts in Indiana. Prior to attending law school at Washington University in St. Louis, he earned a Masters in Higher Education and Student Affairs from Indiana University. When not working, Aaron is typically enjoying the outdoors and music events with his partner Alexandra and their dog Duncan (who was possibly named after a donut chain).
Diana attended Michigan State University, where she graduated with a B.A. in Criminal Justice and a specialization in Peace and Justice studies. Before joining the Office of Equity, Diana spent several years conducting and managing police misconduct investigations in New York City. When not working, Diana enjoys adventures with her husband, snowboarding, volunteering for the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), and rooting for all Detroit and Spartan teams.
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 is 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 activism work, Karissa realizes the importance of self-work, empathy, and community. When Karissa is not in the office, she can be found streaming endless hours of Netflix cuddled up in her bed, or drinking her absurdly over-expensive white chocolate mocha in a coffee shop while organizing her life as a self-identified “tasker”. She also loves spending time with her dog, family and loving 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.
Currently an intern for the Office of Equity, Arryel is also part of the School of Public Affairs’ Criminal Justice Dual Bachelors Masters Program, completing her Bachelors in fall 2017. Her previous experience includes working with Native and homeless populations in New Mexico, where she received her Associates Degree upon graduating high school. When not at the office, she spends her time on schoolwork, her second job, and at the gym.
Currently an intern for the Office of Equity, Adriana is also working on her Bachelor’s degree at the University of Colorado Denver, with minors in Legal Studies and Sociology. Currently she is a member of CJ Honor Society Alpha Phi Sigma as well as a member of Sigma Alpha Lambda. Adriana is currently studying for the LSAT which she will take in June 2018 to complete her law school applications that will be sent this fall. Adriana is very family oriented when she has free time she loves to have coffee with her mom and catch up. Also, she enjoys trying new restaurants, working out, and hiking.