Class of 2019 Puksta Alumni Spotlight: Cone Vaughan

For many underprivileged youths, the outdoors are something considered more accessible by those with wealth. Cone spent most of their undergraduate years addressing this and opened pathways to a natural world of wonder and exploration. By working with nonprofits with a similar focus, Cone was able to make Colorado’s bounty of camping, hiking, and outdoor sports a reality for children that were more familiar with their game systems, tv’s, and the occasional rec center than lakes, mountains, and trees. Cone’s passion for the outdoors continues as they intend to continue this work with the intent of creating a nonprofit that will expand on this concept, enabling many to enjoy nature and discover a confidence in themselves that the urban world usually affords the wealthy. Amazing work Cone and we celebrate you and the good work you’ve done!