Hunter Nelson

Title: Senior Policy Analyst

Hunter works as a Senior Policy Analyst at the Colorado Children’s Campaign. In this role, she manages coalitions, maintains relationships with key stakeholders, conducts relevant data collection and analysis, and coordinates policy advocacy strategies with other Children’s Campaign staff. Before coming to the Children’s Campaign, Hunter served as the Volunteer and Data Specialist for Child Advocates – Denver CASA, interned with the Bell Policy Center, and worked as a research assistant at the University of Denver’s Graduate School of Social Work. She has also worked with multiple organizations serving individuals and families experiencing homelessness across Metro Denver. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Anthropology from Arizona State University and a Master of Social Work degree from the University of Denver.

Things You May Not Know:

Hometown: Parker, CO
College: Arizona State University; then University of Denver
Major: Anthropology, with a minor in Nonprofit Leadership and Management
Masters: Social Work
Favorite Children’s Book: Junie B. Jones!
Favorite Thing About Life In Colorado: Easy access to the mountains!
Favorite Denver Restaurant: Cinzetti’s
If You Were A Car, What Kind You Would Be: A Volkswagen Beetle
Biggest Pet Peeve: Loud chewing
Dream Job:  Policy Analyst
Who You Idolize Most: My mom
Your Greatest Extravagance: Collecting vintage Harley Davidson shirts
Most Likely To Be Found On A Slow Friday Afternoon: Playing with my dog Milo
Favorite Colorado Getaway: Aspen/Snowmass
Proudest Accomplishment: Successfully defending my honors thesis in undergrad
Night Owl or Early Bird: Early bird
Thing You Can’t Live Without: Crab cheese wontons
Favorite Book: Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
Thing That Makes You Stand Out From Others: My super curly hair!
Your Motto: “What is meant for you never misses you, and what misses you was never meant for you.”