Amie Lopez is a professor at the Center for Women's Studies and Gender Research. Ms. Lopez is an attorney with a specialized practice in issues relating to domestic and sexual violence, including systemic gender oppression, intersectionality of marginalization, and outlets for active reform. Ms. Lopez serves as the Colorado liaison for the legal reform movement to increase awareness and implementation of anti-domestic violence efforts in the human rights context. Ms. Lopez also provides consultation to the United State Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women, regarding best practices for agencies that deliver services to victims of intimate partner violence. Formerly, Ms. Lopez served as a National Training and Policy Attorney at the American Bar Association Commission on Domestic & Sexual Violence, in Washington, D.C. In this capacity, she supported initiatives designed to assist lawyers representing victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking through development and publication of legal manuals, treatises, texts and training curricula; provision of legal technical assistance; and delivery of interactive national training Institutes. Ms. Lopez formerly served as legal counsel for the Bringing Justice Home Project in Fort Collins, where she represented victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking in family law cases, protection order hearings, landlord/tenant disputes, consumer protection matters, and immigration petitions; conducted county and state-wide training for civil and criminal litigators on the delivery of effective services to victims of violence; and promulgated applicable legal reform to create greater legal protection for victims. Ms. Lopez also served as a Deputy District Attorney for Colorado’s 8th Judicial District, prosecuting criminal matters, including domestic violence, sexual assault, child abuse, stalking, weapons violations, and protection order violations. Ms. Lopez is member of the Colorado Women’s Agenda and Colorado Women’s Bar Association.
Casey Malsam graduated from the University of Kansas with a BA in Art History, and a minor in Women's Studies. Her Master's work was done at Lake Forest College. She has a Masters in Liberal Studies. She currently works at the Women and Gender Advocacy Center as a Victim Advocate. Casey moved to Fort Collins four years ago with her family and loves being close to the mountains.