Who We Are

Our Staff

Roop Wazir, MA

Philanthropy Associate

Roop joined the Caring for Colorado team in September 2020. Roop was born in India and grew up in Phoenix, Ariz. She received her bachelor’s degree in international studies through the University of Arizona, Tucson.

Roop finally escaped the heat and moved to Denver in 2014 to pursue her master’s degree in international development at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver. She focused on humanitarian assistance and global health and interned with International Medical Corps in South Sudan as a gender-based violence and reproductive health intern in 2015.

After her internship, Roop returned to Colorado and became a caseworker for the International Rescue Committee (IRC), a refugee resettlement agency in Denver. Roop later moved into the position of health program coordinator at the IRC. In this role, Roop managed the health team and worked to ensure all refugees resettled through IRC were connected to health care and health education programs. As an immigrant herself, Roop is passionate about health care access for minority and immigrant groups. She believes health care is a human right and envisions a future where all children and families have equitable access to health services. She is excited to work on Caring for Colorado’s grantmaking team and looks forward to partnering with organizations providing critical services to Colorado’s families.

When not working, Roop enjoys spending time traveling, reading, hiking and baking.