The Young Guns. That are smarter than anyone else at New Era.

BAM. This is the crew that gets it done. They register voters. They lobby policy. They knock on doors. They recruit volunteers. They put on candidate debates. They even drive our bus (sometimes). Real slackers, huh?

The New Era Interns:

Tara bio picTara Schulz was born and raised in Mead, Colorado and spent most of her childhood playing soccer when she wasn’t convincing her twin to switch places with her at school. She became involved with New Era last summer and loved it so much she had to stay for the fall! After she graduates from the University of Colorado, Tara will use her degrees in economics and international affairs to become the next Wolf of Wallstreet. 

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is a senior at CU Boulder and is majoring in environmental studies. She was born and raised in Fresno, California and decided to trade in her desert roots for the frozen tundra because, Colorado. She’s on fire for LGBTQ rights, all things environment, and AMERICA. Her talents include overusing the word traumatic, perfecting her #selfie taking abilities, eating massive amounts of sushi, and pretending to like hiking.

Screen Shot 2014-09-26 at 4.41.13 PMBorn in California and raised in the South, Ashley Bockholdt was constantly surrounded by an interesting mix of ideas; especially regarding politics. Over the years her love for politics and English literature have grown to make Ashley a very outspoken member of society. Now Ashley is a freshman at CU Boulder double majoring in English Literature and Humanities, with plans of a career in teaching and campaign work.

Screen Shot 2014-09-26 at 4.44.44 PMCharlotte Truesdell is a sophomore at CU Boulder studying psychology.  She is a Colorado native who loves hiking and being outside, but one day she hopes to live in Martha’s Vineyard enjoying the sun and the beautiful ocean.  She is passionate about getting people registered to vote and wants everyone to participate in their democracy. Another small obsession of Charlotte’s is sushi, because, duh.

Screen Shot 2014-10-18 at 2.14.41 PMRachel Baiyor is a sophomore at CSU majoring in ecosystem science and sustainability and minoring in political science. She was born and raised in the Chicago area, but took the first opportunity she could to move to the best state and go to the best school in America. Her passions include conserving this beautiful earth, anything chocolate, and her cello lovingly named Cecilia.

Screen Shot 2014-09-26 at 4.46.43 PMClare Davis was born and raised in central Pennsylvania but now is a new Boulder local. She is a freshman at CU working towards a degree in International Affairs. She’s pumped about getting caught up to speed about local politics as well as leadership skills at New Era! Politically, she’s passionate about environmental sustainability and women’s rights. Her lifetime goals are to travel the world and work toward positive change. Her interests include hiking, running, and exploring new places.

Screen Shot 2014-10-18 at 2.17.13 PMDevin Mumblo is a sophomore as Colorado State University studying Natural Resources & Political Science. When Devin isn’t hanging upside down,  she is playing frisbee with friends, rollerblading around Fort Collins, doing yoga and planning her next adventure abroad. Devin is passionate about conservation, woman rights and all things democracy!


Screen Shot 2014-09-26 at 4.51.41 PMCelie Davis grew up in Oklahoma City and moved to Colorado in 2010 to attend the University of Colorado at Boulder. She graduated this past May with a B.A. cum laude in Environmental Studies and Communication. This past summer, she interned for a local nonprofit as an environmental educator and solidified her passion for the food justice and local food movements. She wants to pursue environmental policy and believes that New Era offers the best first step toward realizing her many goals in life!

Screen Shot 2014-09-26 at 4.53.55 PMCaitlin Gortze is a sophomore at CU Boulder majoring in Political Science and minoring in Women and Gender Studies.  She was born and raised on the streets of Boston, MA, but is only a masshole when she drives (She even once got a ticket for parking her car on Harvard Yard).  After she graduates from CU, she hopes to return to the east coast for law school to study constitutional law and eventually take over Washington and the world! Growing up in the gay marriage capital of the country, she developed a passion for equal rights, along with a completely normal obsession with Boston sports and an even more natural hatred of the New York Stankees.

Screen Shot 2014-10-18 at 2.18.12 PMTeagan Kreimeyer is a freshman at CSU majoring in Political Science and International Studies. She was born in Minnesota, but raised all over the US. She is super passionate about marriage equality, women’s health rights, ending rape culture, and registering voters. 


Screen Shot 2014-10-03 at 5.30.42 PMAileen Guzman is a senior at CU Boulder and is majoring in International Affairs, with minors in Leadership and Business. She’s crazy passionate about women’s’ rights, education, and DEMOCRACY (duh)! She can’t wait to learn more about politics and hopes to be in D.C. one day kicking butt. Her free time is spent outdoors, exploring new places, and laughing obnoxiously, and she hopes to one day be the proud owner of a black pug named Rayron and a husky named Icecube.

Screen Shot 2014-10-03 at 5.38.33 PMDavis Gidney is a Colorado native and currently attends the University of Colorado-Boulder.  Davis is a freshman majoring in communications and integrative physiology.  She is an avid outdoors woman and enjoys hiking, biking, skiing, climbing, running and rafting.  Davis is passionate about equal rights and protection of the environment.  Her goals in life include saving the environment and owning a turtle named Hubert!

Screen Shot 2014-10-05 at 8.50.29 PMScarlet Kaplan is from Montana and says ‘howdy’ a whole lot.  Scarlet is a freshman at CU Boulder (Go Buffs!). She’s super concerned about the environment and women’s health issues. She’s also nuts about triathlons and never wears matching socks. Scarlet’s involved with New Era Colorado because she believes change can’t happen unless our generation makes it happen.


Screen Shot 2014-10-06 at 12.12.06 PMMiranda Krasikov is a freshmen at CU Boulder studying Political Science and Pre Law. Besides chocolate cake, Miranda really care about equality, social justice, and making sure the family justice system works for everyone. Miranda’s at New Era to get young people involved & for the free snacks. Look for her on campus-she’ll be the one registering  voters in a tutu.


Screen Shot 2014-10-06 at 5.28.07 PMNic Cogdall is an Army brat who grew up all over the United States, graduated from Northern Arizona University and currently studying Public Health and Public Administration at UC Denver. He started with New Era in Fall of 2013 to engage with the community, encourage others to be politically active, and learn more about nonprofit organizations. When he’s not with New Era he riding his bike, listening to music and reading. 

Screen Shot 2014-10-18 at 2.19.07 PMCharlie Stone enjoys long walks on the beach and the occasional yakback ride in his spare time. He is currently a zoology major at Colorado State University and has plans to attend veterinary school in the future. Charlie’s love affair with democracy started at a young age and blossomed once he got involved with New Era. He’s a fanatic for all things nature and you can often times find him with a camera in hand. His strong love for food and traveling have taken him far and wide, including every continent except Antarctica. A southerner at heart, Charlie is a South Carolina native and loves a nice glass of sweet tea from time to time. 

Curtis Metzger a nontraditional student who graduated from Front Range Community College, and recently transferred to University of Colorado Denver as a Political Science major. Curtis is a native of beautiful Colorado. “Growing up in his house if you weren’t talking politics at the dinner table you had nothing to say at all”. Curtis worked on the Obama campaign in 2008 and 2012. When Curtis isn’t working with New Era or studying for school you can find him on the slopes of A-basin or cuddle up on the couch reading a good book.

Screen Shot 2014-10-06 at 5.46.41 PMDenisse Romero is a high school senior who loves to sing, all the time! She is fluent in three languages: English, Spanish, and sarcasm. As the oldest sibling, she strives to be a leader and set a good example for her younger brothers.  She also has a need to always learn, and and hopes to master as many languages as possible. 


Ryan Famiglietti is an enthusiastic 12th grader currently attending Littleton High school who hopes to have some day have a career in politics or international relations. He prefers cats over dogs but coffee over tea and uses his free time to attend concerts, read, and travel. In addition to interning with New Era he plays the trumpet (in both orchestral and jazz settings) and participates in competitive policy debate.

Screen Shot 2014-10-06 at 5.46.11 PMAvneet Chauhan is a sophomore at CU Denver majoring in Biology with a pre-medicine emphasis. Born in India and raised mainly in Colorado, she is a blazing angry feminist and spends her free time ogling pictures of food she could never cook. She’s passionate about the democratic process and educating voters on relevant political issues so that everyone can make an informed decision. She hopes to go to medical school and one day become a blazing angry feminist doctor.

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As a military brat, Lauren Gilbert grew up all over the country but is now doing her victory lap at CSU studying political science and German.  While super stoked about gay rights and education, Lauren joined up with New Era to help younger voters get in on the action.  She knows every single word to every Elton John song, and even believes that she is the tiny dancer.

Screen Shot 2014-10-06 at 5.40.58 PMDani Koelling is a second year at the University of Denver. Hailing from the great city of Chicago she has made Colorado home. She is studying Environmental and Political science, she hopes one day become a person that is important in the world of environmental protection. When she is not hustling everyone she meets to register to vote she enjoys her time in the backcountry of Colorado.

Screen Shot 2014-10-06 at 5.42.06 PMCindy Sánchez is from San Salvador, El Salvador the smallest country in Central America. She moved to Colorado when she was eleven years old. She is currently attending Metropolitan State University of Denver as a Political Science major. She believes that our generation has the power to make the difference through voting and politics. Cindy loves to read, travel and she absolutely loves salsa dancing.

Screen Shot 2014-10-18 at 2.23.51 PMSam Barthel 
is a Colorado native born in Littleton. He now lives in Fort Collins where he is attending Colorado State University for Communication Studies and Political Science. He also currently works for the CSU Residence Hall Association as the Director of External Relations, which he loves. He dreams of studying abroad in Europe and traveling but he has a feeling he will always return to Colorado. He is very passionate about equal rights and equality for everyone. His interests include scuba diving, chillin like a villain, hiking, eating, and petting cats.