I was raised in Monbello, Denver’s largest neighborhood. I attended Barney Ford Elementary, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School, Montbello High School, and graduated from Emily Griffith Opportunity Schoool. I truly am a product of my community.
In 2015, I co-founded a grassroots neighborhood activist group that focused on activating the electorate for the 2016 presidential caucus. Because of my hard work and dedication, I was elected to the executive board of the Colorado Democratic Party. I was the statewide director for our voter registration efforts. I loved the progress we made in making ours a more inclusive, welcoming party. However, in Denver it is members of that same party which are selling our communities to the highest bidder; the same bidders that finance their campaigns. I resigned as an officer of the Colorado Democrats to run for city council and change that.