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Meet Denver CALC's Fall 2021 Interns, Sam & Rey!

We are excited to introduce you to our new interns Sam Como and Rey Sosa! Both are currently graduate students interested in transportation & sustainability and will be with us for a few months this fall. We hope you get a chance to meet them at one of our upcoming CALC meetings or community events!

Sam's Intro: Hi, my name is Sam Como and I am excited to be joining the Denver Community Active Living Coalition as a Safe Routes and Active living intern. A little about myself: I grew up in Phoenix, Arizona where you’re either complaining about the heat or enjoying air conditioning. During my junior year of High School I spent a semester on a foreign exchange in a small town in France and have been a fan of local cuisine and cooking ever since. For my undergraduate I attended Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff where I studied Environmental Sustainability. The fieldwork and coursework got me into the realm of GIS where I found myself very interested in the creation and usages of maps and statistics. I did an internship with the Coconino County Community Development department for the environmental quality sector and worked to bring an old enclave of cabins up to code and livable for the residents. Currently I attend the University of Denver as a graduate student in GIS. In my free time I enjoy backyard beekeeping, riding bikes, and recently find myself paddle boarding any chance I get. I look forward to serving the community and learning from colleagues along the way!

Rey's Intro: Hi all! For those that I haven't met yet, I'm Rey H. Sosa and I am in the new role as Professional Technical Intern in the CALC team. I've been working with the CALC team for over two years - first as a Safe Routes Ambassador (now Advocate) for our public events at schools, and which over time has evolved to taking on additional duties and responsibilities. Currently I focus on coordinating our active living Book Club community engagement events and assisting and representing CALC in various projects in NW Denver. Outside of CALC, I am a second year graduate student in the Master of Urban and Regional Planning program at CU Denver. My graduate focus is on transportation and community development. I sit in the exec board for the university's chapter of WTS International (formerly Woman in Transportation Seminar) and lead the student chapter of Planners Network. When I'm not working or in school, I love combining my two passions of traveling and photography - been to over 15 countries/25 states and hope to visit more once the pandemic subsides!

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