From Intern to Changemaker
From ULC Interns to Changemakers
ULC has had some incredible interns over the years, and we invited them to share their experiences and the impact their internship had on them professionally. Many of these talented individuals now work on various mission-driven projects in leadership roles—from city planners to founders and executive directors of community-serving organizations, both locally and across the country. We are thrilled to share the following video project: From ULC Interns to Changemakers, offering you a glimpse into a new generation of leaders in the realm of community development. Please enjoy!
ULC’s current intern, Chee Xiong, introduces the Intern to Changemaker Project!
Interned Year: 2019
Worked on NeighborhoodWorks and Walnut Street Loft
Education: University of Colorado – Denver, B.A.
Current Position: Goodwill, Immigrant Services Program
Interned Year: 2009
Worked on Transit Oriented Funding, Curtis Park Community Center, and Santa Fe Ten
Education: Grinnell College, B.A. & Wharton School of Business, MBA
Current Position: Director, Align Real Estate
Interned Year: 2012
Worked on Thriftway, Westwood & National Community Reinvestment Coalition
Education: St. Olaf College, B.A. & University of Colorado – Denver, M.U.R.P
Current Position: Director, Neighborhood Development Collaborative
Interned Year: 2015
Worked on West Colfax, Holly Square, and Community Connector
Education: Knox College, B.A. & University of California – Los Angeles, M.U.R.P
Current Position: Planning Assistant, Los Angeles City
Interned Year: 2019
Worked with Real Estate Department
Education: University of Colorado – Boulder, B.A.
Current Position: Property Manager, ULC
Interned Year: Feb-May 2016
Worked with: Communications and Operations Teams, 303 ArtWay Heritage Trail
Education: Elon University – B.A. in Journalism
Current Position: Chief of Staff & C3EN Director, Lyra Colorado
James Roy II
Interned Year: 2010
Worked on Holly Square and Master Site Department
Education: University of Colorado – Denver, B.A. & M.U.R.P (Anticipated)
Current Position: Executive Director, Denver Metro Community Impact
Interned Year: 2021 (current)
Worked with Real Estate Team on Impact East Colfax Initiatives
Education: University of Illinois – Urbana-Champaign
Current Position: Student
Worked with the Communications Team and conducted ULC’s Evaluation Framework
Education: Cornell University, B.A, and Denver University School of Social Work, M.A.
Current Position: Development Associate at Denver Public Schools Foundation