Colorado State University

Combine a vibrant college town atmosphere with rigorous academics and an active alumni network and you have a place where a student’s college experience will be remembered for decades after graduation.

Coordinator Info
Sam Desta

My name is Sam Desta and I am the Puksta Coordinator at Colorado State University. I was born and raised in Ethiopia and have a strong tie to the culture. I have been fortunate enough to be surrounded by different cultures growing up and have a love of learning for other’s cultures and background. I am a CSU alum; majored in Human Development and Family Studies and later got my Masters in Counseling and Career Development. Among my many interests some are supporting immigrants from various backgrounds represent their educational and work experience accurately on resumes as they settle in the US, supporting underrepresented students successful complete college degrees and problem solving. I believe compassion is the way to creating a better life around us! I love listening, hugs, laughter, beer and heels