Interested in graphic design, education, or sustainable tourism? Connect with your fellow Idealists!

You already know that you can come to to find an awesome job, volunteer opportunity, or internship, but did you know that you can also find some awesome people?

There are thousands of people working for social change on and they’re all right at your fingertips, ready to answer your questions, partner with you on a project, or help with an idea you’ve been developing.

This week, we’re highlighting some of our favorite members from Colorado. Don’t forget that in order to view their full profiles, you need to have a profile too. It’s super easy to sign up.

Sean Sanford

Sean is an activist, researcher, and writer. In college he studied sociology with a focus on community research and studied affordable housing in inner city DC and religious leadership in the Unitarian church. He’s also volunteered with the homeless, taught fifth graders, and worked as a charter school liaison. Need some advice or looking for help on a project? He’s pretty much your go to guy for urban community issues.


Katie Hallaran


Katie recently returned to Denver from a few years in Cambodia and Indonesia where she worked on a social enterprise called Kinyei. She also built two other small businesses to create opportunities in sustainable tourism for the local population. She’s interested in meeting other likeminded folks who are interested in social change through collaboration and social enterprise. Shoot her a message if that sounds like you.


Katie Hutt


Katie is an artist and designer who loves Audrey Hepburn, elephants and Dr. Pepper. She spent the end of last year interning in Uganda, and now she’s working as a graphic designer in Fort Collins. She’s looking for some freelance design work for small organizations on a budget, and she’s especially interested in working on women’s issues. She’s also always interested in meeting new people. Send a message to get int ouch!

Jaclyn Karnowski



Jaclyn’s all about travel for the rest of 2013. She was a math teacher in the states for five years, then taught English in Chile, and she’s looking to volunteer anywhere interesting in the U.S., Chile, Argentina, or Peru. She loves the mountains and local veggies, and she’s passionate about food systems awareness for teenagers. Know about an opportunity she should check out? Let her know!


Looking for more Idealists who want to connect and collaborate? Check out the previous installments of this series, and spiff up your profile to make sure people can find you on the site. Happy connecting!

If you don’t have one already, create a profile to offer your expertise to the community, and find people who can answer your questions. Sign up here and include information about your past work and what you’re looking to get involved in. When you’re done, send a link to your profile to, and you might see yourself on our blog!

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