CSU Spur of the Moment is live!
Spur of the Moment is the podcast of the CSU Spur campus, where we talk with experts in food, water, and health about how they are tackling big challenges in their fields.
Spur of the Moment is hosted by Jocelyn Hittle, Assistant Vice Chancellor for CSU Spur; it is produced by Peach Islander Productions.
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Episode 14: Eleanor Allen is the CEO of Water for People, a global nonprofit helping people bring clean water and sanitation solutions to their communities.
Episode 13: Dr. Nabarun Dasgupta is an epidemiologist at the University of North Carolina and part of a team studying how street drugs are changing, and how they affect the individuals who use them and public health overall.
Episode 12: Anthony Garcia Sr. is Executive Director of The Birdseed Collective, a Denver organization serving the Globeville neighborhood – where Anthony grew up – as well as surrounding north Denver communities. Anthony is also a mural and graffiti artist and will create a water-themed mural as part of the Hydro building at CSU Spur.
Episode 11: Dr. Mark Stetter is the former dean of CSU’s College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. During his tenure, he brought forward the concept of an on-show clinic for companion animal veterinary medicine – which will open at CSU Spur in January 2022.
Episode 10: Grace Rink is the executive director of the City of Denver’s Office of Climate Action and Laura Aldrete is the executive director of Denver Community Planning and Development. They work together often to find solutions on issues like energy and water conservation.
Episode 09: Dr. Timothy Mottet is the president of CSU Pueblo. He leads a student population from largely under-resourced communities to graduate and achieve their career dreams.
Episode 08: Dr. Ana Cristina Fulladolsa is the Director of the Plant and Soil Diagnostic Laboratory for Colorado State University. She studies plant samples to advise the community and business partners how to grow healthier plants and food.
Episode 07: Becky Mitchell is the director of the Colorado Water Conservation Board, working to preserve and improve the Colorado River watershed which serves more than 40-million people.
Episode 06: Kerri Wright Platais is the special advisor to the Chancellor and the director of International Agriculture at CSU Spur, studying the nuances of global agriculture and how they can help feed the world’s growing population.
Episode 05: Joyce McConnell is the 15th president of Colorado State University in Fort Collins, the flagship campus of the CSU System.
Episode 04: The work of Jason Bruges sits at the intersection of art, architecture, and technology. He is one of eight artists designing art installations for Spur; his piece will be on display on the bridge connecting Hydro and Terra.
Episode 03: Kristin Kirkpatrick is the executive director of Together We Grow, a consortium of some of the world’s largest agribusiness interests, focused on building a more diversified pipeline of talent for the agricultural industry.
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Associate Attorney, Navajo Tribal Utility Authority
Ms. Becker has dedicated her career to the Navajo Nation and its natural resources. She is currently serving as an Associate Attorney for the Navajo Tribal Utility Authority. Prior to this position, she had the honor of serving as the Director of the Navajo Nation Division of Natural Resources from May 2013 to January 2019, as an appointee of President Begaye and Vice-President Nez, after serving eleven (11) years as an attorney for the Navajo Nation focusing on water rights and natural resources issues. Continuing her deep interest and passion for water, she serves on the Leadership Team for the Water and Tribes Initiative in the Colorado River Basin, as a Commissioner on the New Mexico Interstate Stream Commission, as an appointee of Governor Lujan Grisham, and on the Navajo Nation Water Rights Commission, as an appointee of Speaker Damon. Ms. Becker is equally passionate about supporting artists and serves as a Trustee for the Institute of American Indian Arts and Culture (IAIA), as an appointee of President Obama. Ms. Becker is a member of the Nation and lives on the Navajo Nation in Fort Defiance with her husband and two school age children.