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Johanna Ulloa Girón biography: 13 things about Colorado State University alumna from Bogota, Colombia


Johanna Ulloa Girón is a Colombian psychologist, community activist and social worker. Here are 13 more tings about her:


  1. She hails from Bogota, Colombia. While working in the United States, she travels biannually to Colombia where her family resides.
  2. She is an expert in participatory community approach, liberation psychology and decolonization of community practice.
  3. She earned her master’s degree in social work from Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Larimer County, Colorado, USA and her master’s degree in psychology from La Sabana University in Bogotá.
  4. As an adjunct professor at Colorado State University, she was a subject expert on social and racial justice through culturally competent clinical practice, diversity and equity.
  5. As a social worker, she worked with the Larimer County Department of Human Services in the Child Protection Department in Fort Collins. She is also the former director of community initiatives at the Tennyson Center for Children in Denver, Colorado.
  6. In 2019, she was awarded the Human Relations Award for her outstanding contributions to marginalized and disadvantaged citizens in Fort Collins.
  7. In 2020, she founded The Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) Alliance in Larimer County.
  8. Between 2016 and 2020, a total of 1,267 unauthorized purchases were made on her library procurement card while she was employed as the outreach services manager of the Poudre River Public Library in Fort Collins.
  9. On March 1, 2021, she voluntarily resigned her position as the Poudre River Public Library outreach services manager.
  10.  In April 2021, Poudre River Public Library staff contacted Fort Collins Police to report additional unauthorized purchases, which included women’s clothing, designer shoes, personal electronics, home goods, furniture, cosmetics, toys, vacation-related expenses and other items shipped to her house.
  11. From March 2021 to May 2022, she was a board member for the Health District of Northern Larimer County in Fort Collins.
  12. On June 11, 2022, she was arrested, booked into the Larimer County Jail in Fort Collins and charged with theft,  unauthorized use of a financial transaction device, cybercrime and second-degree forgery.
  13. She was 42 years old when she was arrested on June 11, 2022.

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