Vallerie Bustamante was born and raised in Denver Colorado, but recently graduated withher Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from New Mexico State University. She attended Denver Public Schools throughout her grade school career and invested her time and dedication in trying to make positive change in the schools she attended. She has worked with several organizations to push events and/or agendas such as removing implicit bias within her school through Student Board of Education, Ban the Box campaign with the Denver Area Labor Federation, and special events with the Congresswoman Veronica Escobar. Although she enjoyed working and studying in the border states of New Mexico and Texas throughout her college career, she was set to return to Denver to give back to her community with the new knowledge she had acquired. Vallerie enjoys singing, hiking, and overall learning. She is currently a Parent Organizer in Colorado.