Veronica Crespin-Palmer is the Co-Founder & CEO of RISE Colorado, a non-profit in Aurora that educates, engages, and empowers low-income families and families of color to fight for educational equity in our public-school system.

Born & raised in Denver, Veronica is a 7th generation Colorado native. She began her career in Los Angeles as a Teach For America (TFA) corps member and has 10+ years of experience as a teacher, organizer, and social entrepreneur.

She was recently chosen as an Inaugural Obama Foundation Fellow and is a proud wife and mother of two.