Jacqueline Armendariz Unzueta – Denver
Jacqueline “Jax” Armendariz Unzueta is a Chicana communications and government policy professional as well as community activist and organizer from El Paso, TX. Most recently she's been a U.S. Senate Regional Representative in Colorado, part of her eight total years spent in public service and political engagement. She also worked 10 years in the media industry, ultimately realizing her childhood dream of being a daily newspaper reporter. She graduated from New Mexico State University with a BA in Journalism and Mass Communications in 2008. Her other recognitions include: Colorado Springs Business Journal Rising Stars Class of 2020 Nominee, Battleground Texas Future Leadership Program (FLiP) Inaugural Class of 2015 and Texas Associated Press Managing Editors 2012 & 2013 Awards (TAPME) in Feature Series, Star Breaking News Report of the Year and Deadline Writing categories. Jax lives in Colorado Springs, CO where she enjoys connecting her neighborhood through her passion for bikes and continuing her voter advocacy and social justice efforts as a grassroots volunteer, with particular focus on housing justice and decarceration policy. She looks forward to living a life committed to lowering barriers, not the bar, in pursuit of justice, equity and the liberation of all peoples.