Lauren (she/her) serves as the Director of ODAI, having joined the office in January 2022. She has worked at CU Denver | Anschutz since 2016, predominately in the ADA and Affirmative Action spaces. Prior to joining CU, she was a civil rights attorney litigating employment discrimination and police misconduct cases. She also taught in the University of Denver Sturm College of Law’s Civil Rights Clinic for two years. Outside of work, you can usually find Lauren cheering on her beloved Michigan Wolverines in whatever sport happens to be in season.
Maxine (Max) Lomax joined the ODAI Team in December 2021 as an Access Coordinator. She was promoted to ODAI Assistant Director in July 2023. An enthusiastic social worker, Max is dedicated to advocating and supporting marginalized populations, she has advised foster care youth seeking higher education, counseled bereaved families, and has supported disabled scholars in universities from Massachusetts to Colorado. Outside of work, Max enjoys traveling, baking, and listening to podcasts.
Maya (she/her) joined ODAI as an Access Coordinator in 2023. Originally from El Paso, TX, Maya obtained her M.A. from Sul Ross State University. Since 2018, she has worked in a wide array of higher education arenas, with a focus on first generation, and low income students as well as members of the LGBTQ+ community.
Alyssa (she/her) joined ODAI as the Accessible Testing Coordinator in 2023. Her undergraduate degree is in Applied Linguistics, and she has thrived in a variety of administrative and financial roles throughout her career. One of her favorite things about working at ODAI is that her love of administration is combined with her passion to serve others. Outside of work, Alyssa loves traveling, cake decorating, and putting together jigsaw puzzles. She is also writing a book about living with mental illness and is pursuing her Master's degree online.