Helen Tekle was born in Ethiopia and came to the United States as a Refugee, when she was 12 her family moved to Colorado and resided in East Colfax.
Her connection to east Colfax started the day she became a Colorado Resident. Helen went to school, shopped and grew up in East Colfax. She is committed to better the place she calls home.
Helen attended Regis University and graduated with a bachelor’s of science in business administration with an emphasis in Marketing. She also received her Masters of Science in Nonprofit Management at Regis.
Her recent work history includes Community Representative for Garden Plaza of Aurora, and a senior community, and an Outreach Manager for the African Community Center, a refugee resettlement agency. She is the co-founder of Taste of Ethiopia, a Denver Day event that has over 15,000 attendees, and also has a youth cultural dance group. In her free time, Helen loves spending time with her two kids.