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Veronica Palmer

Co-Founder & CEO

RISE Colorado


Veronica Palmer is the Co-Founder and CEO of RISE Colorado. She has over ten years of experience as a teacher, teacher coach, organizer, and social entrepreneur. Veronica was educated in Denver Public Schools and went to the University of Colorado at Boulder, graduating with a degree in Political Science in 2005. Veronica was a 2006 Teach For America (TFA) Los Angeles corps member and taught 3rd grade in Lynwood Unified School District. In 2008, she graduated with honors from Loyola Marymount University with a Master’s in Education and became a founding teacher at KIPP Raíces Academy in East Los Angeles. In May 2018, Veronica was named an Inaugural Obama Fellow.


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