Phone: 303-315-2567
Email: equity@ucdenver.edu

Locations

Anschutz Medical Campus

Education 2 North
13120 E 19th Ave, Room 5221
Aurora, CO 80045

Denver Campus

Lawrence Street Center
1380 Lawrence Street, 12th floor
Denver, CO 80217
Campus Box 187

Will Dewese
Director of Title IX
Title IX Coordinator
William.Dewese@ucdenver.edu I 303-315-0120 and 303-724-0387

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 Krohnfeldt
Director of Equity
Discrimination and Harassment Prevention Coordinator
Karey.Krohnfeldt@ucdenver.edu I 303-315-0237 and 303-724-9694

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
ADA/Affirmative Action Coordinator
Lauren.Fontana@ucdenver.edu I 303-315-0197 and 303-724-8145

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. 

Shanna Mae Petersen
Coordinator of Interim Measures & Remedies
Shanna.Petersen@ucdenver.edu | 303-315-0219

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.

Diana P. Townsend
Civil Rights Investigator
Diana.Townsend@ucdenver.edu I 303-315-0512

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.

Kellie J. Evans
Civil Rights Investigator
Kellie.Evans@ucdenver.edu | 303-315-2563

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.

 

Karissa Stolen
Business Services Coordinator
Karissa.Stolen@ucdenver.edu I 303-315-0092

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 self-work, 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 and institutional inequity.  When Karissa is not in the office, she can be found streaming endless hours of Netflix cuddled up in her bed. She also loves spending time with her fur-baby Moglie, her family, and partner.

Sara D. Anderson
Deputy Title IX Prevention, Training and Outreach Coordinator
Sara.D.Anderson@ucdenver.edu I 303-315-0380

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.

Paulina Venzor
Office Assistant

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.