I am running for office to represent our district and a progressive future for Colorado; one in which we support all families, protect our beautiful land, and become leaders in renewable energy.
For over a decade, I have supported families as a birth and postpartum doula, behavioral therapist for children with Autism, Early Head Start Home-Visitor, and an International Board-Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC). My work experience also includes positions with a state-wide perinatal health collaborative and as the Director of a 3-year, multi-state, maternal and child health program.
I have a Master’s Degree in Public Health, which gives me a strong understanding of how systems and policy shape our health and choices, and ultimately, how I can shape those systems to benefit all people.
Serving hundreds of families, and my own challenging journey as a parent myself, have given me a strong understanding of the supports we need to help families thrive. Safe and respectful maternity care, paid leave policies, quality and affordable childcare… these are not our hurdles to face alone. I also care deeply about protecting our environment and ensuring our children have a more stable economy as they enter increasingly unstable times.
Two young children and five rescued animals keep me and my husband busy. As a family, we love working in our backyard garden, enjoying our city’s lovely parks, and joining local advocacy and activism events. If I have a few moments alone, I can be found crafting, reading, or cuddling with a cat. Recent commitments include serving as the President of the Pikes Peak Breastfeeding Coalition and as a member of the Pikes Peak Regional Doulas Association.
I believe it is the government’s moral responsibility to not only protect families, but to ensure communities in which we thrive. We feel the crushing stress that 30 years of deregulation, oppressive corporate power, and income inequality has brought to the majority of Americans, and it’s time to put power back into the hands of the people.
Bold leadership and new perspectives are critical to addressing the challenges we face today and I want to stand boldly, for you.
Together we rise,
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