Dr. Nora Jacquez is a teacher, lawyer, world traveler, and author, to name just a few of the experiences she’s enjoyed in her life.
She holds a doctorate in Spanish and taught Spanish and Latin American Studies at Oberlin College in Ohio. Later in her life, she decided to go to law school, graduating from the University of Colorado School of Law. She practiced law for a time in worker’s compensation and personal injury, as well as working on issues surrounding the mining industry. She was part of a task force that revised hard rock mining laws in Colorado.
Dr. Jacquez is also a renowned storyteller and artist. She has served as Artist in Residence at Rocky Mountain National Park and has performed internationally at events like Oaxaca’s International Storytelling Festival. In 2013, she created a monologue about her ancestral grandmother who lived a remarkable life in the Southwest in the 18th century. She performed the monologue at Fort Lewis College in 2013.
Her family includes four children and four grandchildren.
Her term will expire December 31, 2018.