A Chicana from an eight-generation Colorado family, Alberta C. Liebert (MSW ’75) turned her life around early. Like many kids in Denver’s North Lincoln public housing, she dropped out of school. Yet enough people encouraged her that she earned her GED, went to college, then graduate school. A 19-year career followed in Denver Public Schools, as well as political activism inspired by her friendship with former State Rep. Rich Castro (story on p. 6). Liebert served as co-captain in Betty Benavidez’s successful campaign to become the first Chicana in the Colorado House, and she helped convince DPS to rename an elementary school in Castro’s honor. Liebert says her proudest accomplishment has been opening educational opportunities for her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She’s pictured here with oldest son Vincent Crespin (MSW ’02), now employed at Denver Human Services.