Service to the Profession and University

University of Colorado Denver                                                            
2023-2024 Co-Chair, Institutional Equity Advocacy Council
2022-23 Appointed Member, Institutional Equity Advocacy Council
2022-23 Steering Committee Member, Comprehensive Compensation Collaborative
2022 Facilitator, Civic Engagement and the Constitution Event
2020-22 Chair, Graduate School DEI Committee              
Member, BIPOC Faculty & Staff Affinity Group
2020-21 Appointed Member, Chancellor’s Inaugural Equity Task Force
Co-President, School of Public Affairs PhD Student Association
2020-2024 Member, Auraria Voter Engagement Working Group                                               
2020 Planning Committee Member, Diversity in Academic Research Expo                 
2019-20 Secretary, School of Public Affairs PhD Student Association
2019 Reviewer, Civic Engagement & Housing Justice Scholarship
Facilitator, Transcend Auraria Social Justice Retreat
2018-23 Member, School of Public Affairs PhD Student Association
2018                   Chair, First Generation Network 
2017-23 Member, First Generation Network
2017 Facilitator, PPIA Public Service Weekend Conference

Public Management Research Association (PMRA)
2024 Committee Member, Riccucci-O’Leary Award   

American Society for Public Administration (ASPA)                                          
2022-Present Member, Section for Women in Public Administration                                   
2021-22 Social Media Co-Editor, Public Integrity                                                    
2019 Manuscript Referee, Public Integrity      

Academy of Management (AOM)                                               
2022 Proposal Reviewer       

Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration (NASPAA)
2022 Manuscript Referee, Journal of Public Affairs Education    

Public Administration Theory Network (PATNet)
2022-23 Manuscript Referee, Administrative Theory & Praxis

Southern Political Science Association (SPSA)
2024 Conference-within-a-Conference Co-Coordinator, Election Sciences

#PAScholarStrike for Racial Justice (via Twitter)                                             
2022 Contributing Scholar, Public Anti-Racism Teach-In                

Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement (CLDE) Meeting                    
2019-20 Conference Proposal Reviewer and Planning Committee Member                             

University of Denver  
2018 Conference Proposal Reviewer, DU Public Policy Forum

Public Service and Leadership
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Bicycle Colorado - Board Member

Apr 2023 - May 2024

Bicycle Colorado is a non-profit advocacy organization dedicated to improving, promoting, and encouraging cycling in Colorado. As an appointed member of the Board of Directors, we share the responsibility for operational and financial oversight. We ensure organizational effectiveness, serve as ambassadors for the organization, and support its continued development.

Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition - Volunteer

Sep 2022 - May 2024

Volunteer with local non-profit committed to eliminating the overuse of the criminal justice system and advancing community health and safety. Participate in jail-based registration and voting drives as part ofVoting with Conviction initiative. Support text banking efforts to reach potential voters, inform them of the process to register and vote, and invite them to stay in touch with CCJRC initiatives. 

Colorado Secretary of State, Elections & Voting - Circulator

Jun 2020 - Nov 2020

Underwent Colorado Voter Registration Drive (VRD) training ahead of the 2020 general election. Training included voter registration, voter ID requirements, form collection, deadlines, and legal compliance. Co-led and facilitated voter registration drive on University of Colorado Denver campus during National Voter Registration Day 2020. 

Denver Women's Commission - Commissioner

Feb 2019 - Dec 2021

Served as a volunteer community member from Dec. 2017 to Jan. 2019. Was later confirmed by the Denver City Council and appointed by Denver Mayor in Feb. 2019 for a two-year term as a Commissioner (term was extended until Dec. 2021). The DWC's mission is to promote the social, economic, and political quality of life in Denver by supporting women, femmes, and girls in the attainment of equality and full opportunity.

AmeriCorps VISTA - Summer Associate

Jun 2014 - Aug 2014

Worked with the nation’s largest school turnaround effort in Far Northeast Denver in the summer of 2014. Assisted in summer learning loss prevention for low-income students. Conducted research to support recruitment of underrepresented educators to the Denver Public Schools district.

TECHO: Un Techo Para Mi Pais - Trooper (Volunteer)

Sep 2013 - Apr 2014

Participated in fundraisers with youth-led organization to support programs and initiatives to fight poverty in Latin America. Traveled to Honduras with 27 volunteers to build 15 transitional homes in April 2014.

Alternative Breaks - Co-Site Leader

Oct 2013 - Mar 2014

Selected as Site Leader by Florida International University's (FIU) Center for Leadership and Service to coordinate service-learning trip, manage site development, logistics, implementation, and completion of project. Oversaw fundraising efforts to meet goal of $5,000 and led ten undergraduate student participants. Assisted camp field teachers and naturalists in educating 5th grade students about outdoor science as an extension of the classroom curriculum in March 2014 (YMCA Camp Campbell, Boulder Creek, CA).