Meet Lizette Chavez
Bilingual Project Coordinator with our Mental Wellness Program
Lizette Chavez graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder with a bachelors in Psychology and Leadership Studies. She is the first in her family to graduate from a University. She is very proud of her Pre-Collegiate Outreach experience, which allowed her to connect with marginalized and first-generation students. She was a peer counselor and spent most of her time providing resources to students and their families. She shares, “It was amazing being able to be a part of a mission that was created to motivate these students to pursue higher education!”
Before joining the Spark team, Lizette worked at CU connecting their Multicultural Living and Learning Communities with their Volunteer Resource Center. She’s worked on multiple volunteer projects, including: Better Boulder Day of Service, Peanut Butter Luvin, and many animal sanctuary volunteer opportunities. Lizette shares her favorite part about these experiences were the reflection sessions afterwards. She says, “It was really inspiring to hear the amazing experiences and things that my residents learned by volunteering.”
In her free time, Lizette enjoys spending time with her friends and family, going to the mountains, and finding new places to eat! Lizette is bilingual (English and Spanish) and is using her knowledge and talents to become Spark’s first Bilingual Project Coordinator with our Mental Wellness Program. When asked what she is most excited about in her new position, Lizette shares, “I am excited to diversify the Mental Wellness Program in Denver and being able to enhance the continuing education programs!”
We are so excited to have Lizette joining our team! Her unique abilities and expertise will be a driving force for good towards our vision of creating stronger, more resilient, equitable, and connected communities. Welcome, Lizette, from all of us at the Spark Team! We are so excited to have become a part of our growing team. We look forward to all the great work you will do supporting the Mental Wellness Program.