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2010 El Pomar Fellows Arrive


El Pomar Foundation recently welcomed the 12 members of the Fellowship Class of 2010. The new Fellows are continuing to settle in at El Pomar and have finished their orientation, been assigned to programs and regions, and completed the Outward Bound mountaineering course. These new leaders show incredible promise, and the staff at El Pomar Foundation expects great things from them. Here’s a quick introduction to each new Fellow:

Preston Briggs
Mercyhurst College
Major: Sociology

  • Professional Hockey Player
  • Atlantic Hockey Division Champion (’03 & ’05)
  • Intern with Youth Ventures
  • Hobbies include: golfing, fly fishing, and spending time with family

D.J. Close
University of Denver
Major: Political Science

  • Pioneer Leadership Program Scholar
  • Studied abroad in Beijing, China
  • Executive Secretary, Sigma Chi
  • Hobbies include: sports and outdoor activities

Libbey Davis
Yale University
Major: History

  • Leader-Overland Bike Tours (France) for middle and high school students
  • Habitat for Humanity-Yale Chapter member
  • Co-directed freshman outdoor orientation program
  • Hobbies include: cheering for Boston sports teams, country music, running, and swimming

Chris Ellis
Colorado College
Major: Business and Economics

  • Varsity Soccer team
  • Photography club founder
  • Studied abroad in Salamanca, Spain
  • Hobbies include: soccer, photography, and writing poetry

Mariah Golden
Colorado College
Major: Psychology

  • Former El Pomar Intern
  • Colorado College Psychology Department Paraprofessional
  • Former EPYCS Participant
  • Hobbies include: baking, scrapbooking, and enjoying CO attractions

Samantha Maytag
Middlebury College
Major: Environmental Economics

  • Former El Pomar Intern
  • Studied abroad in Valparaiso, Chile
  • American Quarter Horse World Championship Show Qualifier
  • Hobbies include: showing horses, skiing, hiking, road biking, and swimming

Brittney Moore
Colorado College
Major: Psychology

  • USOC Intern in Vancouver
  • Varsity Track and Field
  • New Student Orientation Leader
  • Hobbies include: sports, cycling, photography and learning Arabic

Brandon Rattiner
Tufts University
Major: Political Science & Philosophy

  • President of Student Government
  • Founder of the Institute of Political Citizenship at Tufts
  • International President of B’nai B’rith Youth Organization
  • Hobbies include: listening to music, hiking, and reading

Stephanie South
University of Northern Colorado
Major: Political Science

  • President’s Leadership Program, SLE El Pomar Scholar
  • President of the Gamma Alpha Chapter of Sigma Kappa Sorority
  • Hobbies include: photography, running, cooking, reading Time Magazine, and cheering for the LA Lakers

Darcy Struckhoff
University of Denver
Major: International Studies & Geography

  • Former El Pomar Intern
  • Studied abroad in Ecuador and Thailand
  • Hobbies include: skiing, hiking, climbing, biking, reading, and cooking

Mallory White
Middlebury College
Major: History and Spanish

  • Varsity Volleyball Team
  • Studied abroad in Valparaiso, Chile
  • Boys and Girls Club Volunteer
  • Hobbies include: reading, skiing and sailing

Virginia Woodfork
University of Denver
Major: Politics and Public Policy

  • Former El Pomar Intern
  • Resident Assistant
  • Aide to Senate President Peter Groff
  • Hobbies include: Basketball, reading, and spending time with family