Dream Fellows

Current Fellows

We’re recruiting the adventurous, the explorers, the dreamers, with the boldest ideas on the planet. We believe the voices and dreams of youth matter. Our Fellowship Program is for students to meaningfully apply class content to a real-world startup. Our fellows each lead a project within Dream Tank based on interest. This is a unique opportunity to work on a truly intergenerational and diverse team!

Anthony Pappalardo III

Analytics, Design, and Marketing Coordinator

Anthony is a senior marketing major at the University of Colorado, Boulder in the Leeds School of Business. He tailored his degree to have an advantage in the digital marketing world. As a former martial arts instructor he loved working alongside a group of students and watching as not only their skills improved, but also their self confidence and self worth. When he is not busy with his studies, he loves to go backpacking and enjoys cooking, especially Italian food. His mission is to utilize a variety of marketing technologies to improve the lives of children and through them the world.

“The strength of the Pack is the Wolf and the strength of the Wolf is the Pack” -Rudyard Kipling


Katie Davis

Marketing strategies and communications coordinator

Katie is a Junior at the University of Colorado in the College of Media, Communication, and Information. She is studying public relations and journalism. She was born and raised in Dallas, Tx and has always had a passion for working with kids. Growing up she always had a huge imagination and a creative mind. She dreams of having an organization of my own some day that focuses on giving back to our world. She loves to laugh and have fun while experiencing new things. Her mission is to to lead a life that actively contributes to a more positive, accepting and inspiring world.

“To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people just exist” Oscar Wilde


Madeline Paul

Event Coordinator

Madeline is a senior at CU studying anthropology, so she is fascinated by human activity and thinking about behaviors from a new perspective! Besides that, she spends her time cooking and about half the time burning her food, going to concerts, and learning new languages. Her mission is to is to achieve dynamic growth between all members of the company and her own skills.

“Be your own hero”

Bailey Payne

Business Development Coordinator

Bailey is a Sophomore at the University of Colorado at the Leeds School of Business. She is studying Finance and Operations Management. Having been raised in Austin, Texas, she has grown up being encouraged to express herself and has acquired passions for live music, artful food, and exploring the outdoors. She hopes to own a business one day that speaks loudly about business ethics and sustainable practices. Her many experiences working and collaborating with children have made her passionate about the power and impact of a child’s mind. Her mission is to raise awareness and funds that will allow a limitless amount of children’s dreams to be fulfilled.

“The only way to live is to accept each minute as it really is: an unrepeatable miracle.”


Katie Mehiel

Curriculum Design Coordinator

Katie is a senior at CU Boulder studying English with a focus on creative writing! She is studying creative writing because her passion has always been writing and reading as many stories as she can. Before Dream Tank, she spent a year working at a preschool and discovered her passion for working with children. After graduation, she plans to work at preschools while completing grad school with a degree in  Early Childhood Special-Ed. Nothing matters more to her than helping create a safe space and fun/engaging learning environment for all young children so that they will love learning and going to school from an early age. Her mission is to make the lesson plans that we present to the kids as engaging, fun, silly and educational as possible!

“You’re braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.” – Winnie the Pooh

Chad Henderson

SDG Design & Think Tank Coordinator

Chad Henderson is a graduate of both the University of Colorado and Hyper Island in Sweden. He studied Advertising and Political Science, receiving a certificate in International Media. He loves to travel, hang out with cats, spend too much time in museums, and sticky notes. He hopes to someday tell stories that help people to feel more connected. His mission is to be apart of progress societal change for the betterment of the individual and society.

“There are two different types of people in the world, those who want to know, and those who want to believe.” -Friedrich Nietzsche


Pranathi Durgempudi

Mentor and Investor Relations Coordinator

Pranathi is a sophomore at the University of Colorado Boulder. Reading and writing have been her passion from the moment she could pick up a book and coherently string words together. She hopes to apply her love of stories, education, and empowering the youth of her generation to her future career. Outside of academics, she is involved around the Boulder community as Vice President of Alpha Phi Omega, a writer for Her Campus, and a research assistant, working to deconstruct the effects of stress on psychological disorders. When her nose isn’t glued to the inner pages of a book, you can probably find her petting a dog, typing away on a laptop or scribbling in a journal, and daydreaming about beautiful cities. Her mission is to connect powerful and inspiring mentors for the youth to provide a guiding hand in order to propel them forward and launch their dreams, leaving behind any and every hesitation and grain of self-doubt.

“If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up the men to gather wood, divide the work, and give orders. Instead, teach them to yearn for the vast and endless sea.” Antoine de Saint-Exupéry


Past Fellows

Potter Seybolt

Chief of Staff

Isabelle Petersen

Curriculum Design

Denise Powell

Development & PR Fellow

Madeline Espinoza

Curriculum Design Fellow

Elizabeth Buhr

Grant Writing Fellow

Tessa Piehl

Creative Expressions / Annual Report Fellow

Vinod Malwatte

Expansion Engineer Fellow

Ross Dispasquale

Marketing Fellow

Alex Chamberlain

Curriculum Development Fellow

Ayush Garg

Mentor Coordinator

Hannah Capshaw

Chief of Staff; UN SDG Marketplace Coordinator
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