Veronica Crespin-Palmer is the Co-Founder & CEO of RISE Colorado. She has over fifteen years of experience as a teacher, teacher coach, organizer, and social entrepreneur. Veronica was chosen as an Inaugural Obama Fellow and a 2019 Pahara-Aspen Education Fellow. She is a 7th generation Colorado native who was born and raised in Denver, was educated in Denver Public Schools, and went on to become the first Latina Student Body President at the University of Colorado at Boulder. Veronica is a proud wife and mother of two.