- Helena was one of the top 3 students in her high school class and served as senior class president. Her academic relentlessness explains how she became the first generation in her family to go to college.
- She led her team to victory during the Aspen Challenge, a high profile competition among 20 Denver high schools to solve for a prominent community issue. They created a sustainable program to bring a safe space to play for impoverished youths in her neighborhood by clearing and cleaning a recreation center, establishing a drainage system, and creating a bike share program for the children
- Passionate about politics, Helena envisions herself as a community leader who is able to bring lasting change through dialogue and compromise.
UNIVERSITY OF DENVER
Class of 2019