Corina Julca has lived in Boulder for five years and in Colorado for ten. An immigrant from Peru, she enjoys a multicultural lifestyle and events, especially dancing. In Peru, Corina worked as a high school teacher and college instructor. She is now a full-time mom, raising her son and daughter, together with her husband.
Her first exposure to the rough and tumble of politics came when she volunteered for a mayoral campaign in her hometown of Trujillo. She had no plans to run for office herself, until she discovered that a decision taken by the Boulder City Manager, at the encouragement of the Chamber of Commerce, had put her family and her neighbors at risk of displacement. Preserving market affordable housing has became a goal for Corina. She also hopes to prevent the waste and environmental harm caused by the widescale demolitions occurring in Boulder.
In Peru, Corina engaged in a variety of volunteer opportunities. “Most of the volunteering there is not through organizations. You do things yourself or form a small group.” Her focus was on raising money for hospitalized children and rescuing stray dogs. In Boulder, she volunteers at her daughter’s elementary school.
What is Corina looking forward to on the campaign trail? “I can’t wait to get to know lots of people, talk with them directly. I much prefer this to being on a stage.”