Jacy Montoya Price
Jacy serves as the Advocacy Manager for the Colorado Children’s Campaign. In this role, she oversees the development, implementation and evaluation of the Children’s Campaign’s efforts to engage advocates, providers, parents, caregivers and others in our policy work, publications and research. Jacy previously served as the executive director and co-founder of Colorado Organization for Latina Opportunity and Reproductive Rights (COLOR), a sisterhood of Latinas dedicated to building a movement of Latinas, their families, and allies through leadership development, organizing, and advocacy to create opportunity and achieve reproductive justice. Trained as an urban planner, Jacy has also worked in local government, creating policies and programs to foster more sustainable communities that are accessible for all residents. A Colorado native, Jacy lives in northwest Denver with her husband and two children who can often be found “glamping” across Colorado in their 1976 Airstream camper.
Things You May Not Know:Hometown: Brighton, CO
College: Bryn Mawr College
Major: Growth & Structure of Cities
Favorite Children's Book: "My Many Colored Days" by Dr. Suess
Your Mom Always Said…: “Do at least one thing wrong everyday.”
Favorite Thing About Life In Colorado: My family – and 300 days of sun!
Favorite Denver Restaurant: Patsy’s
Biggest Pet Peeve: Cell phones during meals.
Best Job You've Ever Had: Hugo’s mom.
Dream Job: Travel Writer
Job You Wouldn't Do In A Million Years: Anything dealing with blood.
Best Thing About Working At CCC: Advocating for issues about which I feel passionately.
Who You Idolize Most: Dolores Huerta
Most Likely To Be Found On A Slow Friday Afternoon: Walking in Commons Park with my husband and son.
Favorite Colorado Getaway: Glenwood Springs
Proudest Accomplishment: Cultivating Latina activists for reproductive health and rights; Establishing Colorado Organization for Latina Opportunity & Reproductive Rights (COLOR) as a grassroots advocacy organization.
Favorite News Personality: Maria Hinojosa and Nina Totenberg
Night Owl or Early Bird: Night Owl
Thing You Can't Live Without: Coffee
Favorite Book: "The Red Tent" by Anita Diamant
Words Or Phrases You Most Overuse: Totally
Thing That Makes You Stand Out From Others: I’m the LOUDEST person cheering for girls!