RK Hancock IV is a University Innovation Fellow and attends Colorado State University with a major in natural sciences and a concentration in biology education. RK is passionate about teaching and science and something very important to him in including diversity and inclusion in the classroom. Every students voice deserves to be heard and to do this RK wants to build an environment in which students feel safe to share their thoughts. RK is passionate about getting students motivated to stay in school and achieve their goals through science. Growing up, RK saw many kids struggle which motivated him to be the light in these kids’ lives, build relationships with them, and help them realize that they can achieve anything they put their mind to.
Outside the classroom, RK's hobbies include baseball and he has been coaching a high school baseball team for 4 years. Besides that, RK is very passionate about the environment and anything outdoors, especially fishing. Through coaching baseball and fishin, RK is always looking for ways to diversify the sport and has been thinking about how innovation can help move both sports forward. The last major thing is family. Family is a huge part of RK's life and motivation.