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Shanna Farmer

Shanna Farmer

Community-Based Research Coordinator, Colorado State University Pueblo

Shanna M. Farmer is the Community-Based Research (CBR) Coordinator for the Regional Access to Graduate Education (RAGE) Program at Colorado State University-Pueblo. RAGE is a grant-funded program designed to expand access to graduate courses and improve completion rates for graduate students, especially among Hispanic and low-income students. As the CBR coordinator, Shanna creates partnerships between the University and the community that provide opportunities for graduate students to address important local issues, identify solutions, and implement initiatives that promote lasting impactful change. Shanna has a Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership from Gonzaga University. During graduate school, she earned a Servant Leadership Certificate from research in service-learning and studies in service-based leadership practices. She received her undergraduate degree from CSU-Pueblo in Political Science with minors in Mass Communication and Leadership Studies.


“Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms—to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.”
----Viktor Frankl

From the podium situated at the front of the room to the tables set up in uniform rows to the individuals sitting in identical chairs, speckled throughout, this classroom could be any college classroom across the country.  The stories that emanated from this little, plain room...