Global researcher. Dedicated leader. Mountain climber.

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EDUCATIOn

  • Associate in Arts, Craven Community College
  • B.A. in History, University of Houston
  • M.A. in History, University of Houston
  • B.S. in Biology, University of Houston

SELECT AAUW Service

  • AAUW International
    • Research Delegate to Cuba (2010) and China (2012)
    • United Nations Commission on the Status of Women Delegate, 2016-2017
  • AAUW National
    • Board of Directors, 2011-2015 (Executive Committee 2013-2015)
    • Strategic Communications Task Force Board Liaison, 2015-present
    • Leadership Corps Field Representative, 2009-2011
    • Certified AAUW Start Smart and Work Smart Facilitator, 2009-present
  • AAUW Colorado
    • President, 2016-present
    • President-Elect, 2015-2016
    • Volunteer Lobbyist, 2010-2015
    • Public Policy Co-Director, 2009-2013
  • AAUW Branches
    • Member of all 13 Colorado branches
    • Past Co-President, AAUW Lakewood (CO) Branch
    • Past Public Policy Chair, AAUW Lakewood and Douglas County (CO) Branches

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • Chief Marketing Officer, Monument Pharmacy, Inc.
  • Owner, Blackwell Communications LLC
  • Freelance historian and wildlife biology researcher

PUBLIC SERVICE

  • Chair, Colorado State Board of Licensed Professional Counselor Examiners

LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT

  • Class of 2017, Leadership Douglas County, Colorado
  • Ongoing training via AAUW, 4good, American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Chemical Society, and other entities

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

  • Women in higher education in South Africa
  • Women's roles and gender equity in China
  • Women's roles and gender equity in Cuba
  • Climate change impact on Antarctic Peninsula biodiversity
  • Climate change impact on Galápagos Islands biodiversity

MOUNTAINS CLIMBED

  • 17 Colorado "fourteeners" (mountains 14,000+ feet high)
  • Various smaller peaks throughout the U.S.