Alexis McClain | Co-Chair

Alexis Alexis was born and raised in Denver, CO and currently resides in Boulder, CO.  Along with chairing the Board of Directors for Creative Strategies for Change she is also affiliated with Five Points Rotary Club, Rocky Mountain RYLA, The Denver Junior League, Satya Yoga Cooperative and works at the University of Colorado  Boulder in Residence Life, where is also a proud CU alum.  She is a passionate advocate for Social Justice and Diversity in all spaces, focusing on the Wellness industry, Higher education, and athletics as these are her spaces of greatest joy.

 Carly Wolken | Secretary

5K3A1417Carly is a Self-Love/Body Confidence Coach and BodyTalk practitioner-in-training who has loved living in Denver for the past 6 years, and was born and raised in Lexington, Kentucky.  She attended University of Miami, FL, and received a bachelor’s degree in Psychology, with a minor in Human and Social Development.  She is enjoying her personal healing journey while building her wellness and healing practice, Wolken Wellness.  Her interest in societal change, social justice, community and equity led her to the work of CSC, first coming through the Facilitator Workshop as a paid participant multiple times.  CSC’s work, mission, and values resonated so much with Carly, that she decided to join the Board of Directors, and was given the honor of doing so.

GABRIELLA CARRETHERS | BOARD MEMBER

Gabriella was born in Denver! She attended the University of Denver where she earned her bachelors degree in International Studies and Socio-legal Studies. She is passionate about social justice and equitable access to education, as well as racial justice and the counter narratives of Black and Brown people. She believes that education is paramount in changing the lives of marginalized communities and that youth are both the current and future leaders of that change. She is excited about partnering with YAASPA to help be an asset to scholars on their activism journey!
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LAUREN HOFMANN | BOARD MEMBER

Lauren Hofmann aims to address society’s most pressing issues in racial, gender, economic and health inequality through the intersections of art, technology and community engagement. Lauren believes deeply in the mission and impact of Creative Strategies for Change’s constituent-led programming and is honored to serve as a board member for the organization. She is a 2020 Fellow at The University of Pennsylvania’s Global Social Impact House, social impact investor at The Colorado Solidarity Fund, member of The Colorado People’s Alliance, Founder of Kollective Coaching, Consulting & Contemplative Activism, and Founder of The Equity Gaming Project. Lauren holds a BSc from Miami University, an MSc from Henley Business School, is a graduate of the 2019 CO.STARTERS accelerator program and holds certifications in Business Analysis, Six Sigma and The Project Management Program through Emory University.
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JUSTY ROBINSON | BOARD MEMBER

Web_JustyRobinson Robinson (born Justice Smith) is a multifaceted artist and content creator whose biggest life passion is to inspire the next generations into action, self-discovery, and learning to connect with other people. He aims to achieve these goals through writing plays, film, and television, direction of plays and movies, and acting in those same mediums. He is a founding member of Don’t Shoot the Zine, and is the writer, producer, and editor for Dream. Create. Inspire.’s YouTube series, #CreatorsOnly.

stephanie tran | BOARD MEMBER

Stephanie Tran was born and raised in Aurora, Colorado. As a first generation student of immigrant parents, she received her Bachelor’s of Science degree from The University of Denver. She majored in Biology and minored in Chemistry and Sociology. Her career path was focused on medical school, but after participating in The University of Denver’s Public Achievement Program, she found a hidden passion for education and working with youth in the non-profit sector. She is also the co-founder of The University of Denver’s Health Professions Highway Program. She chose to become a board member for Creative Strategies for Change because she aligns with CSC’s mission to mobilize the arts and education towards social justice. Stephanie wants to use her passion, talent, and experience to influence the youth of tomorrow because they are our biggest hope for a better future. If knowledge is power then it is our civic duty to ensure everyone has equitable access to it.