Stand for Children Colorado advances educational equity and racial justice in Colorado through meaningful partnerships with families, educators, schools, and policy makers. One of the ways we uphold this work is through our annual Advocacy Fellowship.
Stand for Children Colorado Advocacy Fellows are community leaders advocating for policy solutions towards racial justice and equity in education. With the support of Stand staff, advocacy fellows will deep dive into issues affecting Colorado communities today, co-create solutions, democratize knowledge back to their communities, work to break down barriers to power and access decision makers, and, in the process, build long lasting relationships and invaluable skills.
We are excited to introduce this year’s Fellows!
What are you most excited about in this year’s fellowship?
I am excited to continue this fellowship because STAND is dedicated to change making for our students and communities. I am looking forward to making change through careful research, thoughtful advocacy, and strong partnerships in a state policy context. I loved working with families and the STAND for Colorado advocates in the past and am happy to continue that work.
What is your favorite children’s book?
I don’t have a favorite children’s book, but I did enjoy reading the Hungry Hungry Caterpillar to my nieces and nephews. My favorite book, however, is Mountains Beyond Mountains.
What do you love most about Colorado?
I love living in Colorado for the combination of city life and outdoor activities. I can go hiking or camping on the same weekend as exploring and experiencing nightlife in the city.