We are

The Quad.

The Quad is a joint initiative of Colorado College, Pikes Peak Community College,
University of Colorado Colorado Springs, and the US Air Force Academy (insofar as authorized by Federal Law),

and this is what we believe:


Relationships transform.

We believe in the benefit of human connection as a conduit for transformation.


Diversity elevates.

We believe it takes diversity of thought, identity and lived experience to build good things.


Shared ownership creates impact.

We believe authentic, equitable collaboration leads to innovative, usable solutions.


Sharing knowledge is the process.

We believe that trusting this process is what allows connections to form, innovative solutions to be created and positive change to emerge.

Our People

Megan Barry
Executive Director
Megan has lived in New York, San Francisco, Boston and Denver in various positions in global health, international development, health systems strengthening, adventure travel, event planning and program management. She is excited to be back in her hometown working with the Quad.
Belle Cotton McDonald
Associate Director, Student Experience and Operations
A graduate of Mount Holyoke College with a degree in Sociology and a minor in Global Business, Belle leverages her talents and experience to ensure students in Quad programs maximize their personal and professional growth and that the return to project partners exceeds every possible expectation.
Jessica Wise
Associate Director, Public Education Infrastructure
Jessica has a PhD in Classical Philology from the University of North Carolina. She has spent the last several years of her professional life as a full-time professor teaching Classics and Women’s and Gender Studies at several different institutions including Colorado College, CU Boulder, and, most recently, Wellesley College. Jessica has now decided to step out of the classroom and into the broader education field. She is eager to bring her skills and knowledge to the Quad in order to develop numerous projects supporting K-12 education in the Colorado Springs community.