Martha Lugo is a seasoned professional of over 27 years in the behavioral sciences. Her experience stems from her work as a senior probation officer and as a psychotherapist. She is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Organizational Development and Leadership, specializing in organizational diversity. Martha is originally from El Paso, TX, and is extremely proud of her Mexican and Puerto Rican heritage. Throughout her career, she has passionately strived to be the voice for the oppressed and the marginalized. Martha is an avid volunteer in her community as she is a servant at heart. She is currently a commissioner on the Human Relations Commission and on the Immigrant and Refugee Commission for the City of Aurora.
Kristen Wade is a recent transplant to the Denver/Aurora area from Richmond, Virginia. She is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in genetics and genomics research at CU Denver-Anschutz in Aurora. She loves exploring the thriving music scene in the city, as well as salsa dancing, running and being in the mountains whenever possible. Becoming a member of COPA has provided her the opportunity to learn from, give back to and fight for, the community she has already come to think of as home.