Staff + Board

Civic Engagement Program Manager Aly smiles in front of roses and a brick building

Aly Belknap (she/her)

Field Director

Aly is a firm believer in the power of organizing. She traces her passion for organizing back to her high school days in Rochester, NY, working on issues like anti-bullying eradicating disposable foam lunch trays. She graduated from The George Washington University in 2019, and immediately set her sights on Colorado as a haven for youth power, where young people are driving forward a shared vision for a just, equitable future. When she’s not organizing, you can find her binging “The Office” for the thousandth time, improving her cooking skills (while refusing to improve her baking skills) and skateboarding around Denver.

Ali DeLambo (she/her)

Operations Coordinator

Originally from Charleston, South Carolina, Ali found her passion for social justice in high school. She then moved to Washington, D.C. to attend American University, where she graduated with degrees in International Affairs and French Studies.

Ali previously worked for the U.S. Agency for International Development, the National Park Service, and the U.S. House of Representatives due to her passions for economic development, environmental conservation, and legislative affairs. While working in sustainability consulting, she attended King’s College London for her MA in the War Studies Department where she researched youth engagement in Arab Spring rebellions and misogyny present in jihadism and white nationalist groups. When she isn’t ranting about international youth civic engagement and her distaste for capitalism, you can find her outside looking for rocks or in the kitchen convincing her friends that tahini is the best condiment.

Arianna Morales (she/her)

Policy Manager

As a devout believer in astrology, Arianna attributes all of her success to being born at 4:23 PM in Ventura County on a beautiful January day. In truth, her success is a combination of her passion to give back to her community and a deep commitment to make her Mama proud. While attending Metropolitan State University, she joined the 2018 Colorado Latino Leadership Advocacy and Research Organization (CLLARO) fellowship and researched the impacts of health and education policies on Latinx lives in Colorado. After graduating magna cum laude as a first generation student with a degree in Chicano Studies, she joined New Era Colorado in 2019.

When she first joined the team, Arianna supported the leadership development of abortion advocates into activists in the reproductive freedom movement through The Brazen Project. Now as policy manager, she supports organizers on the ground by holding leaders accountable to the Youth Agenda and drives New Era’s issue campaigns and legislative work with the policy team. Outside of work, she spends her time reluctantly going on walks with her girlfriend and giving her cat the silent treatment.

Camila Navarrette

Camila Navarrette (she/ella)

Communications Director

Born and raised in mid-city Los Angeles, Camila came to Colorado in 2013 to attend the University of Denver. Many jobs — including a preschool teacher and food writer — later, she became New Era Colorado’s communications director in 2022. With experience in conservation, fiscal reform, health equity, and local political spaces, Camila brings a multidimensional perspective to progressive communications and advocacy.

Influenced by her Mexican-American family’s commitment to creating change and connecting through food, you can often find her making a mess in the kitchen, reading, ranting, and dreaming of days at the beach or starry nights in the Sonoran desert.

Dylan Robb

Dylan Robb (he/him)

Data Manager

Dylan is a proud Coloradan and enjoys everything that the state offers. After receiving his bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Kansas, Dylan jumped into the world of environmental activism. He ran a grassroots organizing operation which spanned the southwest for The Public Interest Network, working on issues ranging from plastic pollution to electric vehicles. The role taught him about the importance of using data to inform political activism and inspired him to participate in a Data Analysis certification program at the University of Denver. At New Era Colorado, Dylan manages our campaign data systems and works to improve how the organization uses data. Outside of work, you can find him snowboarding the slopes in the winter and hiking trails all over the state in the summer.

Hannah Robinson-Armour (she/her)

Operations Director

Hannah considers herself a Coloradan since she moved to Boulder from the UK at six years old. She received her undergraduate degree from CU Boulder in history and chemistry (in 3 years because she’s just that organized) then explored the world. After living in China for a year, she came back to Colorado, discovered a love of operations and completed her MBA at CU Denver. At the office, she manages New Era’s finances so we can optimize transforming our resources into on the ground work, answers all the compliance questions the staff can throw at her so we’re always on point, and makes sure we support and value the truly amazing people who work at this organization. She loves working at New Era so she can combine her love of progressive politics, spreadsheets, and overall operations. When not working, she’s chasing after her toddler, baby, and dog.

Kate Kelly (she/they)

Regional Lead Organizer

As a strong supporter of the power of people and communities, Kate is driven to invest herself in the work necessary for social change. Graduating from CU Boulder in 2021, with a bachelor’s degree in political science and women & gender studies, she is very thankful for the opportunities she’s had and the relationships she built along the way. With previous experience in student groups and nonprofits, Kate found her passion for advocacy and organizing with people and community members. She gives credit to those environments she got to be a part of as a large motivator for her passions today.

Nicole Hensel (she/her)

Executive Director

For as long as she can remember, Nicole has been driven to create a more just and fair world (she’s a quintessential Cancer). After spending over a decade in the education field, she found that many of the problems she was seeking to solve in education were symptoms of larger socioeconomic issues that could best be solved through democracy. Nicole decided to bring her expertise in youth empowerment and deep commitment to social justice to New Era in 2019 as our Executive Director.

Nicole earned her bachelor’s degree in public policy and Spanish at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Go Tar Heels! Duke fans beware) and also received her Master’s in public policy and Master’s in education leadership at Stanford University in 2017.

Nicole likes to geek out over social psychology, political philosophy, and systems-change research. She strongly identifies as a Gryffindor, has a dog named Tonks, and owns a staple Hermione costume for whenever the moment is right. She is happiest when she is making Lebanese food (ask for her family hummus recipe) and adventuring outdoors with her husband and son.

Tash Berwick

Tash Berwick (she/her)

Political Director

Tash believes that truly anti-racist policies are grounded in people’s needs. Her work as the political director is deeply rooted in coalition building, collaboration, and listening. A lot of the time that means getting out of the office and talking to people! Additionally, she is responsible for overseeing our issue campaigns and accountability work — including New Era’s legislative session program, issue campaigns, and c4 electoral targeting.

Backed by a degree in history from CU-Boulder and a master’s in public policy from the University of Denver, Tash came to New Era from Denver Councilwoman Candi CdeBaca’s office. In her previous roles, she’s worked on environmental justice, criminal justice, fiscal, and regulatory policies. 

Tash is re-learning what it means to have spare time after finishing graduate school and is most exited to catch up on living. 

Trish Hyde

Trish Hyde (she/her)

Regional Lead Organizer

Born and raised in Boulder (go Knights!),Trish has had a passion for reproductive rights since high school. While completing her bachelor’s degree at San Diego State University in international business, Trish was active in student organizing around reproductive rights and voter registration. She is particularly proud of her involvement in the passage of California Senate Bill 24, which will ensure all California public university students have access to abortion pills in their campus medical centers.

Trish is currently working on her master’s in American political history at CU Denver. She is a passionate believer in the power of radical imagination and community. When she’s not reading for school, she enjoys cooking, reading (not for school), running, and taking pictures of her cats.


Alvina Vasquez

President, PowerMap Ltd.

Amanda Gonzalez

CEO, PBT Management, Inc.; Executive Director of Common Cause

Carmen Medrano

Executive Director, United for a New Economy
Cody Ostenson

Cody E. Ostenson

Manager of Field & Data, Denver Families for Public Schools

Feven Netsanet, Chair

Super Mom

Joanne Schwartz

Advocacy Consultant

Leah Pryor-Lease, Vice Chair

Program Director of the Proteus Fund
Melissa Bosworth

Melissa Bosworth

Founder and Principal, Vertical Strategies; Executive Director, Eastern Plains Healthcare Consortium;

PJ Hoberman, Treasurer

Senior Software Engineer at Pocket Outdoor Media