Christina McClelland received her MPA from the CU Denver School of Public Affairs in 2019, where she was the Outstanding MPA Student for her class and a Daniels Ethics Fellow. She also holds a Master of Fine Arts degree from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago where she received a Trustee Scholarship. She currently works as the Resource Development Officer for the Denver Public Library and has held various roles in local government and nonprofits in the arts and education in Iowa, Illinois, Kansas and Colorado. Her interests include: equity, diversity and inclusion; philanthropy; and arts and culture organizations. Christina was named one of 40 under 40 to watch by Central Illinois Business Magazine and a Woman of Distinction by the Girl Scouts of Central Illinois. She has served on boards including the Champaign-Urbana Nonprofit Organization (CUDO) and the Center for Visual Art at Metropolitan State University.