Maddie Gross Youth Violence Prevention Educator Assistant, SPAN
I grew up in Fort Morgan, CO with my sister and grandfather. A lot of my youth was spent raising goats and my horse and college seemed like a very distant opportunity. I luckily followed my sister to CU Boulder, where I am currently studying Anthropology and Ethnic Studies. Both of these major are deeply important to me because each taught me how to be critically engaged in my community. I also recently finished a very integral and personal learning experience in the INVST Community Leadership Program that gave me self-reflective and activist training so that I can make a lifetime commitment to bring about a more just and sustainable world. I am truly humbled and awed by the strength and power of the collective and I work everyday to shift power back into the hands of the community.
I spend a lot of time biking and hiking with my friends and especially my friends dogs. I often collage in my free time and am absolutely addicted to books.