Womxn's march denver
Board of directors
Megan Fine currently works for CALSTART, a membership-based non-profit focused on building a high-tech clean-transportation industry that creates jobs, cuts air pollution and oil imports, and curbs climate change. As the Senior Manager of Strategic Industry Engagement, her primary focus is leading the execution of the organization’s largest events as well as working with members on elevating their support and impact within the clean transportation industry.
Before joining CALSTART, Megan spent 15 years at Denver Zoo, where she managed the Zoo’s events program and later became a frontline fundraiser specializing in corporate giving. During her time at Denver Zoo, Megan enjoyed building mutually beneficial partnerships.
Megan is currently serving as the Past-Chair of the Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce Young Professional Advisory Board, which she joined in 2017. During her term, she was able to assist the Chamber with restructuring and rebranding the Young Professional Advisory Board.
Megan holds a B.A. in Communications with a concentration in Public Relations from Colorado Mesa University.
Jade Marquez is a Senior Lead Digital Experience Manager at Lumen Technologies. Personally, and professionally Jade actively seeks out technology with the intention of harnessing its power to enhance and refine--and direct it towards day-to-day activities. Jade’s passion for women’s rights started in college while studying Women and Gender Studies and continues now as she focuses on women’s issues and leadership in business. A solutions oriented feminist, Jade works towards addressing issues like gender parity by implementing and sharing best practices. Jade belongs to the Colorado Technology Association’s WIT-CO Counsel and CWCC’s Young Professionals Board as Signature Events Committee Chair where she works to advance and support women in business and technology. Jade enjoys bingeing Love Island, escaping into a Dungeons and Dragons book series, and spending time with her silver-shaded persion cat, Baby.
Vanessa Michel is the Director of Communications at ACLU of Colorado and manages all external communications for the non-profit civil rights organization. She previously worked as the Special Projects Manager at Artforum International Magazine in New York. Vanessa is a first-generation American, holds a Bachelor's degree in Fine Art and Literature from the University of North Texas, and was a 2003 Yale University Resident Fellow. Her volunteer experience includes the San Diego Council on Adult Literacy, Comida Para Vida, and Meow Wolf art collective in Santa Fe. She has exhibited her artwork at Columbia University and galleries and museums across the country. She currently lives in Denver with her husband and their three dogs.
My name is Sara Olson, I am serving in my twentieth year in public education. I have been happily married for 19 years and am a mother of two teenage daughters.I wanted to serve on the Womxn’s March Board in order to support their mission of amplifying marginalized voices. As an educator, I live in a world that strives to provide equity for all, and plan to champion all causes that fight that fight. It is an honor to have the opportunity to serve alongside amazing humans in order to encourage others to find their voice.
Kaela is a Senior Associate Attorney at Griffiths Law PC, where her practice focuses on domestic relations litigation and appeals. In 2021, Kaela prevailed in her first appeal in the published Court of Appeals case, In re Marriage of Crouch, 2021 COA 3 (2021), which addressed how Courts must weigh factors when parents disagree upon whether to vaccinate their children.
Before entering private practice, Kaela was a law clerk for the Honorable Robert L. McGahey, Jr. (Ret.) of Denver District Court. During her time at Denver District Court, Kaela learned invaluable lessons about legal institutions and the judicial process, including how women are underserved and underrepresented throughout the legal field. Kaela is extremely passionate about access to justice issues, particularly those impacting women, women of color, and women with language and other barriers.
Outside of work, Kaela is the Chair-Elect of the Colorado Bar Association Young Lawyers Division. In this role, she is responsible for coordinating programming, particularly focusing on the mental and physical wellness of young lawyers through relationship building, social support, and exercise.
Kaela is thrilled to join the Womxn’s March Board of Directors and is grateful for the opportunity to collaborate with others to advance the initiatives of the group.
Sara Saihati works as an Alliance Manager in the tech sector, where she focuses her efforts on bringing people and communities together. Sara has served on the Colorado Technology Association’s Young Professionals Board as a chair of both the Marketing and Events Committees. Sara believes in giving back to her community via volunteer work with ICNA Colorado’s Day of Dignity, which works to assist the Denver homeless population. She is also a passionate advocate for womxn’s rights, including abortion access. In the aftermath of the 2016 election, Sara volunteered with PA Dem. She coordinated constituents’ calls to their legislators to fight restrictions on abortion access and other pressing issues. Sara holds a Bachelor of Chemical Engineering degree from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Having traveled and lived across the US, she feels she has finally found a home in the Denver area.
2020 Heavy Lifters
Volunteers are the true power behind the march.
Chair: Genene Duran
Chair: Rohini Gupta
logistics & Volunteer
Logistics Chair: TBD
Volunteer Coordinator Chair: Suzie Schuckman
Chair: Angela Astle
Connie Lane: Stage Management
marketing & PR
Chair: Angela Astle