Charlene West

Navigator, Career and College Success




My name is Charlene West and I am the new Career and College Success Navigator. I was born and raised in Denver, CO, and graduated from the Metropolitan State University of Denver with a degree in Africana Studies. I am currently a graduate student at the University of Denver getting my master’s degree in Higher Education with a double emphasis in Diversity and Higher Learning and College Student Development. As a Career and College Success Navigator, it is my job to expose students to various career and college possibilities via xploration events, internships, and apprenticeships. It is my personal goal as a Navigator to cultivate meaningful and genuine connections with students, staff, and partnerships with community business partners to ensure that students are empowered to define their own road to success. It is also my goal to increase our network and representation of businesses/partners of color to reflect our student demographic. I am excited to be here and can’t wait to work with you!