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

Jake Eichengreen
Founding Executive Director
Jake's background spans venture capital, real estate, and international development. After founding a microfinance venture in Uganda, Jake moved home to Colorado Springs to build the Quad. Jake is passionate about the power of relationships in affecting positive progress, and focuses on helping students and community foster relationships with each other that drive innovation.
Megan Barry
Associate Director & Director of Project Development
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
Project Operations Manager
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.
Penny Grant
Research Fellow
Penny graduated from Pikes Peak Community College in 2019 with an associate degree in mathematics, a decade after earning her bachelor’s. Penny grew up in the midwest and spent some time on the East Coast before landing in Colorado Springs. Penny enjoys data analysis and developing new insight that answers big questions.