Advocate Spotlight: Karly Christensen

Volunteers are the lifeblood of the American Heart Association and the work that we do.  We are constantly amazed by our volunteers' commitment to advocate for healthier lives and to help save lives through policy change.  We are pleased to spotlight a volunteer that has passion for the health of Coloradans. Please meet Karly Christensen.


Karly Christensen is new to the Denver Grassroots Action Team, but she has already testified to the Lafayette City Council about a city ordinance that makes milk or water the default beverage served with kids’ meals at restaurants AND the ordinance passed!

More about Karly:

Occupation: Public Health Professional

Hometown: Coon Rapids, MN

Favorite movie: Wonder Woman

Hobbies: hiking, biking, running and watching soccer

Pets: None yet

Greatest achievement: Being published in the Chronic Disease Epidemiology, Prevention and Control 4th edition textbook and earning my Master of Public Health degree.

Two celebrities or historical figures you would want to have dinner with and why? I would love to have dinner with Barack Obama and Jennifer Lawrence because I think the conversation would be both intelligent and humorous.

Favorite AHA event: I love all of the events.

Why is advocating with the American Heart Association important to you? Being in public health, I realize the importance of the work that the American Heart Association does. No important policies relating to health can be passed without organizations like the AHA, and it's important to me that I do my part in advocating for the organizations and health policies that will have a positive impact on the communities.

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