Design Horizons Labs 2020-21 Cohort

Design Horizons Labs

Meet Our 2020-21 Fellows!

The inaugural cohort of Design Horizons Fellows includes 25 undergraduates from the College of Arts & Media, the College of Engineering, Design & Computing, and the Business School. 

Kara Admire

Major: Architecture
Expected Graduation Date: December 2021
"I am a professional floral designer and am in love with being a student because learning is my number one passion."

Dee Ahima

Major: Illustration
Expected Graduation Date: December 2021
"Since I was little, I've dreamed of becoming a polyglot, and I'm currently studying French, Asante Twi, and Japanese!"

Saeed Amirchaghmaghi

Major: Architecture
Expected Graduation Date: May 2021
"I love Architecture and love to solve problems and improve human experience through design and Entrepreneurship."

Allison Anderson

Major: Digital Design
Expected Graduation Date: May 2021
"I'm really excited to collaborate with people across so many different disciplines and work together to create something cool!"

Jazmin Barraza

Major: Computer Science
Expected Graduation Date: May 2021
"What I look forward to working on is collaborating with my teammates in creating and developing a project that will change lives within our communities for the better."

Joe Bennett

Major: Business and Computer Science
Expected Graduation Date: December 2021
"Sarcasm makes you more creative, laughing burns calories, boosts the immune system, and reduces stress hormones."

Josh Briles

Major: Computer Science
Expected Graduation Date: December 2022
"I traveled the world before I turned 18!"

Robin Buchanan

Major: Art Practices/Creative Writing
Expected Graduation Date: December 2023
"I foster puppies and kittens in my spare time."

Paige Garbett

Major: Mechanical Engineering
Expected Graduation Date: May 2021
"I have a deep love for working on, driving and doodling cars,and even race for the school's formula SAE team."

Manuel Garza

Major: Architecture
Expected Graduation Date: May 2021
"One time I ran from one continent to another!"

Iscra Gomez

Major: Marketing with an emphasis in Information Systems and Human Resources Management
Expected Graduation Date: December 2021
"I don’t know how to whistle."

Khalid Hamu

Major: Computer Science
Expected Graduation Date: May 2023
"I have always loved art but recently been interested in the process of producing it."

Davis-Jay Harris

Major: 3D Animation
Expected Graduation Date: May 2021
"I'm looking forward to working with other highly creative people!"

Luis Hernandez

Major: Digital Design
Expected Graduation Date: May 2021
"I'm excited to learn and apply entrepreneurship skills in my creative practices and make a difference in my community."

Teiriana Ibarra

Major: Music Business with a minor in Photography
Expected Graduation Date: May 2021
"I hope to work in the entertainment business as an event planner when I graduate, and this program will give me the necessary skills to be successful."

Connor Jordan

Major: Architecture
Expected Graduation Date: December 2021
"I am a licensed Realtor in both Colorado and Texas."

Gwen Kubik

Major: Recording Arts
Expected Graduation Date: May 2021
"I'm a transgender anarchist, acoustic designer, Tiantai buddhist, and lifelong learner."

Savanna Poelma

Major: Film & Television
Expected Graduation Date: 2022
"I wanted to join the Design Horizons Fellowship in order to create (positive) change for the small-time artists/filmmakers that can barely find work compared to 'big film.'"

Vanessa Ramirez

Major: Marketing with a minor in Digital Design
Expected Graduation Date: 2022
"I own a bearded dragon named Siri."

Cybelle Richeson

Major: Finance and Risk Management & Insurance
Expected Graduation Date: May 2022
"I am looking forward to seeing the personal and professional growth that myself and the other fellows will accumulate over the 9-month program (and of course what our end products will be!)."

Ravisher Singh

Major: Computer Science
Expected Graduation Date: December 2021
"I am looking forward to challenge my creativity and take my entrepreneur skills to next level with the help of this program."

Michael Sperandeo

Major: 3D Graphics and Animation
Expected Graduation Date: May 2021
"I love music and like to engage in active meditation."

Aaron Tiktin

Major: Information Systems with a specialization in Management
Expected Graduation Date: May 2022
"I joined Design Horizons to learn how to start a creative business venture while making new friends and connections along the way."

Mercedez Vela

Major: Information Systems with specializations in Cybersecurity, Marketing, and Data Analytics
Expected Graduation Date: December 2021
"I look forward to expanding my network, learning more about all facets of entrepreneurship, and making connections with other fellows."

JT Wright

Major: Computer Science
Expected Graduation Date: 2022
"I love plants and grow tea in my backyard."