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Claudia Hernandez-Ponce

Associate Director of Diversity Enrollment & College Access Initiatives


My love and passion for higher education has led me to work in Undergraduate Admission at the University of Denver as an Admission Counselor. Originally from Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico, I attended Denver North High School and went on to receive my Bachelor's Degree in Chicano Studies from Metro State in 2006.

My educational and professional experiences have allowed me the opportunity to guide families and students through the college admission and financial aid process. Previously I worked as a Community Relations Manager with College Invest, a division of the Colorado Department of Higher Education, in guiding families and students of all backgrounds through the college financial aid process. I also had an opportunity to work as a Middle School Transitions Liaison with the Denver Public Schools, where I had the opportunity to expand my horizons and work with homeless youth in the district providing enrollment/academic resources to students, and serve them as a peer counselor.

Through my experiences, I have directly seen the obstacles young students and their families face in making decisions regarding higher education, and I greatly enjoy assisting in providing guidance to our prospective students and their families.

My Territories

Claudia Hernandez-Ponce
As an Admission Counselor, I work with students in the states of Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North & South Carolina and Wyoming. In addition, I also work with Colorado students in north Denver and in the northeast region of the state such as Weld, Arapahoe, and Adams County.