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Melanie Kesner is Healthier Colorado’s Community Organizer. Prior to joining the Healthier Colorado team, Melanie served as a Legislative Aide at the Colorado State Capitol for State Senator Dominic Moreno, and as a field organizer in 2016 with New Era Colorado. In these roles, Melanie discovered a passion for local and state politics.  Prior to joining New Era, Melanie worked as a Community Organizer with Jews United for Justice in Washington D.C., where she worked to engage the community to support racial and economic justice in the District. She specifically worked on JUFJ’s district-wide Paid Family Leave campaign.

Melanie earned a BA in International Studies and a BA in Religious Studies from the University of Denver. She was born and raised in Albuquerque, NM and thus feels a need to seek out good (and spicy!) green chile in the Denver Metro Area when she misses home. In her free time, she plays with her puppy, Winston, and she enjoys all that Colorado has to offer including hiking, camping, and cross-country skiing.

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