Alejandra is a sixth-generation Coloradan on her mom’s side and a first-generation American on her dad’s side, giving her a deep love for every corner of the state and a profound appreciation for the freedoms our country affords. Growing up, her family was divided on two things: politics and the CSU and CU rivalry. This taught Alejandra a unique form of multitasking…how to stand in her convictions and disagree well, while taking bites of grandma’s pie in between. Prior to joining the Foundation, Alejandra worked at the Colorado House of Representatives and served on the Washington, D.C. staff of U.S. Senator Cory Gardner. As a program officer, Alejandra is your personal liaison to our board and enjoys sharing the work of nonprofits with our trustees. Her favorite place to be is out of the office and in a site visit with you! A graduate of Pepperdine University, she spends her free time crocheting, binging on any of the Real Housewives, and going on (easy) hikes with her rescue dog Bolo and  rescue husband.