Maria is a Hope College graduate with a degree in Social Work. She previously participated in Denver Urban Semester and did her internship at an elementary school in the Denver Public School District. In college she was a part of the Phi Alpha Honors Society and served as the Historian for her sorority. Maria enjoys hiking, watching movies, drinking iced coffee, and going to the farmers market in her free time.
Social Work Faculty + Internship Supervisor
Kelcie is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a Master of Social Work degree from Washington University in St. Louis, where she specialized in health. A Northwestern College graduate, she is also a Denver Urban Semester alum who completed her internship at Women’s Bean Project. When not serving as a pediatric medical social worker, she enjoys working out, hiking, spending time with family and friends, and watching television.
A DUS alum, Indi graduated with a degree in Social Work from Hope College, where she participated in Residential Life as a resident assistant and was a Bible study leader through Campus Ministries. A lover of outdoor activities, Indi hopes to complete her first 14er and backpacking trip in Colorado. She loves reading books in the park, wandering through Trader Joe's, and listening to The Lumineers on all the nice sunny Colorado days.
Social Work Internship Supervisor
A Northwestern College graduate, Taylor holds a Master of Social Work degree from Metropolitan State University of Denver, and has a heart for families, survivors of intimate partner violence and individuals experiencing homelessness. Taylor is a collaborator, advocate, and invested member of the Denver Community. Taylor enjoys camping, reading, working out, and spending time with her family.
Education Faculty + Student Teaching Supervisor
Beth has an undergraduate degree from the University of Puget Sound and a master’s degree in Instruction and Curriculum with an emphasis in reading from the University of Colorado. She taught high school in Japan, as well as first and second grade, and served as the program director for Book Trust, a national literacy nonprofit. In her spare time, she enjoys playing tennis, hiking and skiing with her family in Colorado, and traveling the world.
Rev. Haley Andreades Vermeer
Haley holds a Master of Divinity degree from the Candler School of Theology and an undergraduate degree in Religion from Vanderbilt University. She has worked among houseless youth and young adults and is passionate about creating space for people to learn how to engage in their community in dignifying ways. Haley is ordained in the United Methodist Church and enjoys hiking, camping and climbing with friends and family.
DUS is an affiliate program of Mile High Ministries.
DUS is academically accredited by Northwestern College.