Azarel Madrigal is passionate about supporting the disenfranchised and underrepresented, and has worked across nonprofit, government and political sectors to promote equitable community and economic development. Azarel participated in Colorado State Department of Locals Affairs Best & Brightest Program, working with the City of Monte Vista on a variety of community and economic development projects. She has also worked on grassroots political campaigns, and served on a regional board to brand and market the San Luis Valley. Azarel graduated from Adams State University in Alamosa with a Master’s Degree in Public Administration, and was an involved student leader participating in student government and serving on ASU’s Board of Trustees. She enjoys being an active member of her community and spending time with her pets.