Elise Flores was born and raised in Littleton, Colorado. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies with a minor in Sociology from the University of Northern Colorado (UNC). While attending UNC, she held roles in UNC's Housing and Residential Education sector for incoming freshmen and worked as a Diversity Mentor promoting inclusive excellence.
She later worked at Front Range Community College in Academic and Student Affairs roles. She then transitioned into Workforce Development for Arapahoe/Douglas Workforce Center as a career coach for high-opportunity adults and young adults. She is excited to collaborate with the ACC community to help move mountains!
Territory / Population Elise Works With
Jefferson County, Denver Public Schools, and Adult Learners.
What town do you call home?
Lovely Littleton, Colorado.
Have you ever taken a class or received a degree from a community college?
I have not taken classes personally. However, I served as a Pathways Advisor and in Student Affairs at Front Range Community College where I worked with students from the Business, Information Technology, and Automotive pathways.
A little something about Elise
I have volunteered to support people with disabilities and advocated since my time at UNC's Disability Support Center where I built awareness of universal design and inclusive best practices.
I enjoy competitive sports, especially dodgeball, volleyball, badminton, and flag football. She was the captain of the teams and even helped her teams win some championships.
If you could travel anywhere – where would you go and who would you take with you?
I would travel to ancient times on the island of Guam with my current family and ancestors to learn more about the delicious food and collectivist culture I am from.
Favorite dish or type of food to eat
My favorite food is Korean Barbeque (KBBQ)! I enjoy the many side dishes, personalizing my food's temperature, and going out with family and friends for our feasts!
Quote or Advice for Community College students
My advice for Community College students is to attend office hours and join a study group (I call them "study parties"). This is a great way to build community and accountability for schooling. Also participate in Student Life's activities like leadership in-services, and of course dodgeball.
Remember that Arapahoe Community College provides interdependence where we promote, challenge, assist, and learn from each other. We are happy to help you grow and learn in and out of the classroom.
I welcome the opportunity to partner with the greater community and move mountains with prospective, current, and future ACC Pumas!