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Colorado College
Grinnell, IA

Phoenix Chang Roper

Phoenix Chang Roper joined El Pomar Foundation as a member of the 2022 Fellowship class. As a 2nd Year Fellow, Phoenix works as a Senior Program Associate on Communications, Forum for Civic Advancement, New Fellow Orientation, Regional Partnerships, and Western Legislative Academy. She also supports the Central Peaks region.

Phoenix grew up in Grinnell, Iowa, before moving to Colorado Springs to attend Colorado College. She graduated in 2022 with a degree in International Political Economy. While in college, Phoenix competed in Mock Trial and occasionally judged high school debate tournaments. She also worked in Annual Giving and as an economics tutor. Phoenix first became interested in the nonprofit sector while working on a student-led research team at the Quad Innovation Alliance and continued to pursue this work as a development intern with a foreign policy think tank. In her free time, she enjoys reading, playing board games, and spending time with her cat.

Phoenix’s programs include:¬†Communications,¬†Forum for Civic Advancement, New Fellow Orientation,¬†Regional Partnerships, Western Legislative Academy, and Central Peaks Region.