Committee Members


Brandon StaffBrandon Craven


Brandon is a third year student, majoring in Jazz/Commercial Guitar Performance and Music Business. This is his 3rd year on the CU Denver Live! team. He enjoys hikes, concerts, movies, cooking, and spontaneous adventure. He loves playing soccer and exploring all the sights, sounds, tastes, and culture that Colorado has to offer.


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Cultural Event Planner

Teiriana is a sophomore at CU Denver getting a dual emphasis in Music Business and in Recording Arts with a minor in Photography. She is stoked to be on the CU Denver Live! team. She is also a Peer Advocate Leader who works with first year students. In her free time, she learns Korean, exploring what Colorado has to offer, anything that has to do with music, binge watching, and making memories with her friends.




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Marketing Coordinator 

Charles or Chuck, is a freshman at CU Denver currently a Pre-Business student, but looking to      major in Accounting and Finance in the future.  He is very excited to be apart of the CU Denver Live! team.  When hes not promoting awesome events, he enjoys to spend his free time playing softball across the state as well as going to other states to play.  He also has a passion for exploring  our beautiful state through rock climbing.  When the colder months hit expect to find him losing his voice cheering on the Avalanche and religiously watching football games.                                                                                          



ms.PNG                                                                                                Maria Tsuruta                                                                                                                                                                    Cultural Events Planner                                                                                                                                                     Maria is a senior at CU Denver majoring in Music Business. She is excited to be a part of the CU Denver Live! team creating fun and exciting events for the student body. She spends her free time cooking, enjoying music, attending barre classes and enjoying everything CO has to offer. But whenever she has the chance to travel, she is the first one on the plane back to Japan or somewhere exciting and new!





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Student Events Specialist

Lauren joined the CU Denver and Anschutz Medical Campus at the inception of the Office of Events & Partnerships. As an Event Operations Coordinator she works with the many departments on campus along with Student Events and Activities and CU Denver Live! to create impactful events for students, staff, and faculty. When Lauren is not at a CU event, she is off hiking, biking, climbing, or searching for the newest restaurant spot in the city.





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Senior Director Events and Partnerships

Zack has been planning major events for CU Denver and the Anschutz Medical Campus for more than six years, including commencement ceremonies, block parties and New Student Convocation. The Office of Events & Partnerships was created in June 2016 to bring these events under one roof with student events and activities and CU Denver Live!
Zack is a Northern California native who’s been in Denver since 2005. He is the father of twin boys and loves taking his family skiing, hiking, camping and to the beach once a year. photo by BobbyJoe Photography