Professional Development Committee


The Professional Development Committee organizes and plans career development events such as salary negotiation, resume development, networking skills, interviewing skills, and career advancement events.  The committee is also responsible for developing a mentorship program.

Want to get more involved?  Email Tia Bogeljic or Macarena Villagomez-Tapia for information on upcoming committee meetings or ways to get involved in planning our professional development events.

Co-Chairs: Tia Bogeljic and & Macarena Villagomez-Tapia



Tia Bogeljic serves as a Legislative Assistant for Congressman Ed Perlmutter of Colorado. She covers education, energy and environment, immigration, and labor. Previously, Tia worked as the Legislative Correspondent and Staff Assistant in Congressman Perlmutter's office and interned in the district office in Lakewood, CO. Tia grew up in the Denver area and graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder, with degrees in Journalism and Mass Communications and International Affairs with an economics minor.

Macarena is the Legislative Correspondent for Congressman Ed Perlmutter of Colorado. She oversees the constituent correspondence program in addition to covering animals, arts and humanities, as well as grants for the Congressman. Previously, Macarena worked in Congressman Perlmutter's district office in Lakewood, CO as his Staff Assistant. Prior to that role she worked at the Consulate General of Mexico in Denver as the Executive Assistant. Macarena was born and raised in Denver, CO and earned her B.A. in International Affairs and Political Science, with a minor in Leadership Studies, from the University of Colorado at Boulder.  

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