Alexandria Forte is the Program Coordinator for the FACES for the Future program in Colorado at the Denver Health and Hospital Authority. Alexandria grew up in Denver. She received her Bachelors of Psychology from Villanova University in Pennsylvania in 2011. After completing this degree, she returned to Colorado and worked in Medical Education at Children’s Hospital Colorado. During this time, she worked as the Community Advocacy Coordinator and alongside physicians developed curriculum to help residents increase their advocacy efforts.
In 2016, Alexandria received her Masters in social work from the University of Denver. Her fervor for advocacy was apparent in her work within the graduate school of social work, as she championed with others for the rights of the minority student body. Alexandria has worked hard at building the skills to effectively engage youth through positive youth development and enjoys being inspired by the resilience of youth. As a graduate student, Alexandria was able to continue to work with a local healthcare pipeline program she participated in as a teenager. Working with youth interested in health careers combined her love of working in a hospital and with youth. For her work she received the Dean Emil M. Sunley Award for Meritorious service to the school and the profession of social work.
Her work with youth brought her to Denver Health, where she worked as the social worker for the At-Risk Intervention and Mentoring (AIM) program. Alexandria has been able to witness first hand the disparities Denver youth experience. She is excited to continue the journey of youth advocacy and community building through the FACES for the Future program.