What is your new role at RISE? What will you be doing in your role?
My primary role this summer will be to support in the development and design of the new RISE Colorado website, as well as with the operations of the organization. In this role, I will become familiar with our new database NationBuilder, and brainstorm around how we can most effectively utilize the features to best engage RISE members.
What are you most excited for as you join the RISE family?
I am most excited about furthering my knowledge of the Aurora community, as well as learning how I can best leverage my own skills in supporting the families and any other members of RISE!
If you could have one superpower what would it be and why?
If I could have any super power, I would have the ability to freeze time, in part because there never seems to be enough time to get everything accomplished in a day, but more so because it gives me the opportunity to reflect on the good moments and the beauty in the world- something especially needed in social justice work.
Why do you believe parent involvement is important to student achievement?
Next Spring, I will be the first in my family to graduate from college, but I know that I would not have made it this far without the support and love of my family. They encouraged me in my times of doubt and celebrated me in the successes. As hard as these past four years have been, and even throughout my education previously, I always knew that I had people in my corner regardless of what I chose for my life and I honestly feel as though that made all of the difference in the world.