I am running for Colorado State Senate, District 10, because I’m passionate about the health and opportunity of those in my community and State. My vision for Colorado is one in which we support children and families, make healthcare accessible and affordable for everyone, protect our beautiful land, and become leaders in careers for renewable energy, regenerative practices, public education, and preventative healthcare.
I have a Master’s Degree in Public Health, a field that’s becoming increasingly more essential, 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 us regular people.
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 includes positions with a statewide perinatal health collaborative and as the Director of a 3-year, multi-state, maternal and child health program.
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 care deeply about protecting our environment and ensuring our children have a more stable economy as they enter increasingly unstable times.
My husband and I have two young children and five rescued animals. 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 live 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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