Corina is a newcomer to Boulder politics, thrust last year into the struggle to prevent displacement and gentrification by the inception of the Boulder Opportunity Zone, which encompasses her family’s rental apartment. A grassroots activist, Corina’s promise as a candidate is to do all in her power to protect the people who are struggling to remain in Boulder, especially the vanishing middle class. She has lived in Boulder for five years and in Colorado for ten.
An immigrant from Peru, Corina aims to bring together a range of communities in Boulder. “I will do my best to be a bridge and to identify the needs of immigrants who are already demoralized and under threat because of the Trump administration.” Corina proposes to preserve market affordable housing through a program to purchase options to buy multi-family buildings. She will spearhead local and regional transportation solutions, including free bus routes and peak rail service to Longmont. And she will serve as a steward of our Open Space and a proponent of smart solutions for reducing Boulder’s carbon footprint.
In Peru, Corina worked as a high school teacher and college instructor. Today she is a full-time mom to two children. As such, she is especially concerned about creating the best conditions for children growing up in Boulder. Corina says she will bring the skills she learned as a teacher to Boulder City Council, where she will listen to the concerns of the residents of Boulder. “Right now, there is a sense that special interests have too much influence on the decision-making process. This has to stop.”