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MARA MACDONELL

Program Coordinator

As Strong Start Program Coordinator, Mara works closely with the Early Childhood Advisory Panel on program development and implementation.

Mara began her time in Telluride in 2017, serving Bright Futures for Early Childhood and Families as a Program Development Associate through the AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteer in Service to America) program.

Mara holds a BA from Carleton College and is interested in the scientific and socio-economic connections between rural places, education, public health, the environment, and social justice. When not in the office, Mara coaches youth Nordic skiing and enjoys alpine skiing, rock climbing, and painting.