Committed to the Cause
Coming together from a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences, our skilled team of professionals is the backbone of the United Nations Association of Boulder County. Their ideas help shape the direction and mission of our organization as it continues to develop. Read on to learn more about some of our incredible team members.
Cori is a CU Boulder graduate with a degree in International Affairs. She works on membership and outreach, serves as Secretary to the Executive Committee, and is a member of the Fundraising Committee. Cori's primary focuses include website content and maintenance, social media management, and membership related work.
Carl is an economist with a PhD from the University of Colorado. He has worked for state and federal governments and for more than twenty years headed a small consulting firm primarily in energy and telecommunications.
Doug is an instructor at CU Boulder in history and international affairs, and serves as Faculty-in-Residence for the Baker Residential Academic Program. He is especially interested in the refugee initiatives of our chapter and is Fundraising Committee Co-Chair.
Born and raised in East Germany, Zuza earned a master’s degree at UT–Austin in the 1980s. In Boulder she has been an educator for over 20 years at private and bilingual schools. She has also been a very active volunteer in a number of Boulder County non-profits, was the UNA regional representative for the Rocky Mountain region 2014-2016, and has been playing a leadership role in many local, regional and international non-profit initiatives, such as: Boulder Sister City Alliance, Boulder- Jalapa.
Following a teaching career, Judy became a political organizer specifically to promote candidates who support the United Nations and the Millennium Development Goals.
Robert McNown is professor emeritus of economics at CU Boulder and former director of the International Affairs program. He is a Fulbright scholar and the author of several economics texts.
Susanne is an adjunct faculty member in anthropology at the University of Wyoming and a resident fellow in the Center for Media, Religion, and Culture (CMRC), at the University of Colorado Boulder.
A native of Ethiopia, Tinbet has lived in Côte d’Ivoire, where she ran her own business in African antiques, and in Liberia, Yemen, Kenya, and Switzerland. She has worked in Boulder public schools. She travels extensively with her husband, Carl, who works in polio eradication.
Meghan has a Masters Degree in Public Administration and a Environmental Law, Policy, and Management Certificate from CU Denver's School of Public Affairs. She is a local government consultant. She has focused on legislative analysis, affordable housing, transportation, economic recovery in a post-COVID world, and community wealth building. As a member of the board, she has served UNA-BC since January of 2018. She is Chair of the Sustainability Committee and Co-chair of the EDI Committee.
Kelly McGinnis is a concentration year student in Metropolitan State University's Masters of Social Work Program and holds a Bachelor's Degree in English from Colorado State University. Kelly is a member of the Buffalo Toastmasters, the Denver Metro Association of Realtors (DMAR), and the National Association of Realtors (NAR). She has over ten years of experience in the field of social services supporting marginalized and disenfranchised populations and is currently working on her bi-lingual
Bachelor’s from University of Colorado in Boulder. Masters in International Business from Bellevue University, Nebraska. Born in Kathmandu, Nepal but raised in Boulder, Colorado. Miss Nepal 2013. Founder of Project Smile – Nepal. Actively led several charitable projects since the past decade - specializing in women/children and health/education.
My name is Clementine Perkins and I am a new intern at UNABC this year! I will be working to research racial justice campaigns and learn more about how our organization can help with the racial injustice facing our community. I am a senior at the University of Colorado Boulder studying International Affairs with a minor in Education and Leadership and a certificate in Writing. After I graduate in May, I hope to teach English abroad and eventually attend either law or graduate school.
My name is Lexi Kofman and I am a senior at The University of Colorado Boulder. I am studying Journalism with a double minor in Media Studies and Media Productions. I am an intern at the UNABC, working with the communications committee as well as the EDI committee. Additionally, I am the head of social media for the nonprofit Love Blue Inc., and I am a marketing intern at MICORE Solutions Inc. I have a passion for human rights and hope to continue to pursue my desire for social justice.
Serena Chance is a CU Boulder political science major with extensive experience working and volunteering for nonprofit organizations. Her work background revolves around phone banking, door-to-door canvassing, and organizing fundraiser events. She's passionate about advocating for international human rights and progressive immigration policies. Her career aspirations revolve around becoming an immigration lawyer or working in humanitarian aid abroad.
My name is Shubhashika Singh and I was born in Kathmandu Nepal and immigrated to this country at the age of 9 years old. I am currently a Journalism major and a Political Science minor. I am passionate about equity, diversity and inclusivity. In addition to UNA-Boulder, I am currently involved with CU Boulder's Student Government.
Jessi Kalambayi is a Senior pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Psychology with a minor in Africana Studies at the Metropolitan State University of Denver. Born in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Raised South African and now a Colorado Resident, Jessi serves as co-President at the African Students Union at MSU and a volunteer French to English Translator for members of her church and Francophone community. She is passionate about racial equity; social justice and the immigrant community & hopes