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:
Summer Deeb is a junior at the University of Colorado Boulder studying International Affairs. Summer has lived in Colorado for two years now and loves it. She was born in Long Beach, CA and enjoys In-N-Out Burgers like any good California native does. Summer is very passionate about women’s rights and hopes to make some kind difference one day (we’re betting that she will). She enjoys snowboarding, eating french fries, and meeting new people!
Miles Farmer is currently a senior at the University of Colorado Boulder studying Environmental Studies. He is originally from Georgia but has grown to love Boulder’s beautiful mountainside environment. His favorite pastimes include backpacking trips along the Appalachian Trail. Renewable resource and alternative energy initiatives are what he is most interested and part of the reason he got involved with New Era. With the knowledge gained with New Era he hopes to become more involved in environmental politics.
Saige Draeger is a Colorado native and sophomore at the University of Colorado Denver, where she is studying Political Science and Economics. She’s passionate about reforming U.S. agricultural practices, as well as issues like environmental and economic justice. She also enjoys going out to breakfast, cooking breakfast, and eating breakfast.
Rae Acosta is a junior at the University of Colorado Denver studying Political Science. Rae has lived in Colorado basically her whole life and considers herself a native (if you tell her different she will give you the look of death). Some of Rae’s guilty pleasures are traveling, watching Netflix, and eating chocolate!
Allison Bryson Is a sophomore at University of Colorado Denver and is pursuing a BA in Psychology. She is most passionate about women’s rights, climate change and education equality. One day Allison hopes to become a psychotherapist with an emphasis in wilderness therapy. Born and raised in Colorado, she takes full advantage of the many amazing parks and recreation this great state has to offer.
Diana Solares is a freshman at the Community College of Denver and is currently taking her general studies with a biology major and a biochemistry minor. One day, she hopes to become a dentist. She joined New Era this fall because she is very interested in social change, and is passionate about immigration issues! She’s a Colorado native, loves to swim, travel, and is a big time makeup junkie.
Favianna Oropeza is a sophomore at Metropolitan University of Denver studying Broadcast Journalism and Communications. She is most passionate about getting the Millennial Generation involved with our political system and making our voices heard! She’s a potato and donut enthusiast, Colorado native, and proud dog mom to the most handsome Lab-Pit in the world. Currently, Favianna is training to one day beat Jimmy Fallon at a Lip-Sync Battle.
David Bass is a junior at CU Boulder majoring in Political Science and Economics. Originally from the UK, he fell in love with Colorado as soon as he moved here. His interests include reading the news, encouraging young people to vote, hiking, and singing like a pro with a semi-pro attitude. He finds politics pivotal to helping young people understand the world around them. Outside of New Era his interests include singing, theater and hiking.
Hayley Chase is a sophomore at CU Boulder pursuing a degree in Political Science and a minor in Leadership Studies. Campaign finance reform and student debt are two issues Hayley is very passionate about. In between impromptu dance parties with her roommate, she enjoys looking at cute dogs on the internet, and attempting to cook. Hayley’s special skills include taking the perfect selfie, and always managing to wear the wrong clothes for whatever the weather.
Giulia Barnhisel – Giulia is a senior at CU Boulder who loves the outdoors, being involved on campus, and cats. She’s all about social justice and immigrant rights, which are her favorite pastimes besides eating french fries or drinking coffee. She’s originally from Italy, which explains her weird first name. Oh, and it’s pronounced “Julia”, OKAY?
Mykaela Doane is a junior at CU Boulder studying Sociology. She is super passionate about women’s rights and student debt (and basically every other thing she learns about in her sociology classes). A Massachusetts native currently suffering a bad case of dog envy from living in Boulder – aka the Cute Dog Capital of the World. She loves the mountains and the ocean and thinks life is pretty sweet (just not before 9 AM and/or she’s had at least 3 cups of coffee). When she was a ‘lil tyke she thought she’d be the first woman president. Or a wizard. She’s leaning toward wizard.
Dylan Robinson-Ruet is pretty much the stereotypical Coloradan. He is a freshman at University of Colorado Boulder, majoring in anthropology. In his free time, Dylan likes to rock climb, hike, and ski (and is always looking for new outdoor friends!), plan social justice campaigns, binge watch Netflix (where the Doctor Who fans at?) and fight to protect the environment. Dylan is a Colorado native from Arvada, Colorado. He currently works at the University of Colorado Environmental Center with the Green Labs program, working with the research laboratories to help reduce their environmental footprint. Everyone who knows Dylan knows not to talk to him unless he has had his morning cup (or two, or three) of coffee.
Austin McCleery is sophomore at CU Boulder studying political science and history. Born and raised in Denver, Austin never thought she would want to stay in-state for college, but now could not imagine being happier anywhere else. Beyond her passions for increasing civic education and getting more people to understand the importance of voting, Austin loves Netflix (especially The West Wing!), her dogs, broccoli, and scuba diving.
L. LeNard is a busy but deliciously happy sophomore at the University of Colorado Boulder. She is majoring in Environmental Science and minoring in an amazing Leadership program through INVST. L is always curious about everything and her favorite thing to do is to learn. She loves to surround herself with dorky people; she loves to find something beautiful in everyone. Her biggest passions in life include Environmental Justice, Equality, and the Arts (Music, Dance, Poetry…etc!). L puts her energy into things she thinks will make the world a better place: Like New Era!
Anna Kelly is a junior at CU Boulder. She is majoring in Environmental Studies and minoring in Ethnic Studies. She is originally from Maryland but is very excited about her new Colorado home. Anna is passionate about getting young people involved in politics and about environmental issues (specifically those surrounding environmental justice, environmental education, and climate change). In her free time, Anna loves going to concerts, hanging out with her pet rat Oliver, doing yoga, and frolicking through the mountains.
Linsi Bowers was raised in the plains of Northeast Colorado, where there are more cows than people and twice as much corn. Her natural hippie persuasion drew her to Boulder where she has lived happily ever after for the past 4 years! She’s a senior studying Sociology with a focus on Crime and Punishment and a minor in Dance. It is her life goal to challenge daily injustices that occur because of “things having always been that way,” and believes it’s our responsibility to challenge the status quo. When she’s not at New Era you could generally find her busting out random dance moves or binge-watching Law & Order SVU.
Cheldon West was born in Inglewood, California and moved when he was six to Moorpark California, where he started doing stand-up comedy for his family and friends. He came to Boulder for the athletics, and his interests include not hiking or camping. He is a senior at the University of Colorado double majoring in Political Science and International Affairs. His goal is to become a musician one day and he hopes to make it big and spread the word about how great Emma is at doing the whip, and yes of course the nae nae. When he’s not at New Era you can find him rooting against CSU in anything including underwater basket weaving, where he is the school’s biggest and most influential fan.
Elana Brown is sophomore at CU Boulder, majoring in Environmental Studies with a minor in Leadership (whatever that is). Elana is most passionate about sustainable development and climate justice and a strong believer in the power of her generation to make social change. She is interning with New Era to learn how to go about social change because, in the words of motivational speaker Bob Proctor, “If you know what to do to reach your goal, it’s not a big enough goal.” In her free time Elana enjoys shredding up the mountain, jamming to the grooviest of tunes, cooking (let’s be honest, mostly eating), and singing horribly off key.