Nancy Chávez-Porter emigrated from Lima Peru in 2004. Nancy began her activist career at SPAN around 12 years ago; she started as the Administrative Assistant and a year later she was the Volunteer Coordinator for almost 3 years; in 2009 she became the Training and Community Education Director. Nancy is proud to say that SPAN’s education program has been one of the pioneers (if not the first agency) in Boulder County to be part of the teen violence prevention work and have collaborated closely with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment; Nancy has been part of the Colorado Teen Dating Violence Prevention in the Denver-Aurora Community: Best Practices and Strategy Recommendations and continues to be an active member since 2011. As part of her job she continues to learn and teach the intricacies of ethical communication, training a wide variety of audiences on domestic violence, group process, communication, diversity, inclusivity and social activism, as well as on other innovative topics. Nancy holds a Business Degree and is a business owner in the accounting and tax preparation field serving predominantly the Latin Community since 2006. She is currently enrolled at CSU pursuing her Accounting degree and eventually her CPA.