Megan Ives

Title: Senior Policy Analyst

Megan works as a Senior Policy Analyst at the Children’s Campaign. In this role, she supports policy analysis, coalition development, community engagement, and advocacy to advance the Children’s Campaign’s youth success and family economic prosperity agendas. Prior, Megan worked in a multitude of organizing, legislative, and research roles centered around advancing justice through systems-change. These roles include experience in immigrant rights, youth education, affordable housing, civil rights protections, and criminal justice. She served as an Americorps member at Skinner Middle School in Denver, and also as the Legislative Aide to Rep. Leslie Herod in 2020. Megan holds a Bachelor’s degree in Anthropology from the University of Colorado, Boulder where she also captained the women’s ultimate frisbee team.

Things You May Not Know:

Hometown: Arvada, CO
College: CU Boulder
Major: Anthropology
Favorite Children’s Book: If You Give a Mouse a Cookie by Laura Joffe Numeroff
Your Mom Always Said…: “Stop making extraneous noises."
Favorite Thing About Life In Colorado: Sunshine :)
Favorite Denver Restaurant: Tokyo Bakery
Worst Job You’ve Ever Had: Managing an outdoor COVID testing site
Job You Wouldn't Do In A Million Years: Spider Keeper
Your Greatest Extravagance: Buying nice bread
Most Likely To Be Found On A Slow Friday Afternoon: Tossing a frisbee at Cheesman Park
Favorite Colorado Getaway: My parents’ farm
Favorite Sports Team: Denver Molly Brown
Proudest Accomplishment: Helping to pass Clean Slate (SB22-099)
Night Owl or Early Bird: Neither, I need my sleep
Thing You Can’t Live Without: Chai
Favorite Book: Einstein’s Dreams by Alan Lightman
Talent You Would Most Like To Have: Being able to jump really high
Favorite Bumper Sticker: “Tell your cat I said pspspspsps”
Thing That Makes You Stand Out From Others: My sense of humor