Dr. Stephen Holgate, Clinical Scientist
Jana Milford, Professor Emerita in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and the Environmental Engineering Program
Ean Tafoya, Colorado State Director, Green Latinos
Dr. Stephen Holgate
As a clinical scientist, Stephen Holgate has contributed greatly to the understanding and treatment of allergic and respiratory diseases, including asthma, COPD and COVID-19. His contributions span science, medicine, public health, and policy initiatives, all for the benefit of patients and society. As a true physician-scientist, he has contributed to the promotion of respiratory and environmental health at multiple levels: discovery of new scientific principles; translating these to more effective therapy not only for asthma and COPD but also for COVID-19; forming and leading organizations that promote lung health and chairing committees that write reports aiming to influence Government Policy for promoting health both in his own specialty and beyond.
Jana Milford is a Professor Emerita in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and the Environmental Engineering Program. Her research and teaching interests focus on air quality modeling and data analysis, thermal sciences, environmental impacts of energy systems, and environmental law and policy. She was the founding director of the Environmental Engineering Program and founding faculty advisor for the Engineering GoldShirt Program.
Professor Milford served as a member of the Colorado Air Quality Control Commission. She is a past member of the Board of Environmental Studies and Toxicology of the National Academy of Sciences and the Science Advisory Board of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Professor Milford has previously worked as a Congressional Fellow and Analyst at the Congressional Office of Technology Assessment, Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Connecticut, and Senior Scientist and Staff Attorney at the Environmental Defense Fund. She holds a B.S. in Engineering Science from Iowa State University, a M.S. in Civil Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University, a Ph.D. in Engineering and Public Policy from Carnegie Mellon University, and a J.D. from the University of Colorado School of Law.
Ean is active in Denver Public Affairs, Colorado Public Policy, and Federal Environmental Policy. He has worked for three branches of local government, worked at three levels of American government, run for Denver City Council, and has directed many local and state political races. Currently, he serves as the Colorado State Director for GreenLatinos. Ean has received recognition for his work from the Denver Regional Council of Governments, the Denver Regional Air Quality Council, named a River Hero by the National River Network, and was recently elected the Co-Chair of the Colorado Environmental Justice Action Taskforce. He loves to dance whether it be at a concert or in politics! As Mr. Denver, a local music DJ and radio host, he uses the media to uplift locals in the community. Follow Ean @believeEan on all platforms.
Ean is a water protector that holds a B.A. in Political Science with a Minor in Native American Studies, a Water Studies Certificate, & Early Childhood Education Certificate from Metropolitan State University of Denver as well as a Horticultural Therapy Certificate for Colorado State University.