Application for Congressional Commission for Kathleen D. Earls

Contact Information

Full Name

Kathleen D. Earls

Other Names
Kay Earls

Eligible for commission


Party Affiliation



I am a homemaker/stay-at-home mom. I take care of things at home so my child and husband don't have to worry about those things.

Educational Background

I have a bachelors from University of CA at Berkeley in Human Integrative Biology, and a Ph.D. in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from Brown University. I have taught gross and micro-anatomy at both Brown University Medical School and Ohio University School of Osteopathic Medicine. I did post-doctoral research at the American Museum of Natural History in NYC and at Ohio University in Athens, OH.

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Past Political Activity

I have been completely apolitical until 2020; I have never donated money to a political campaign. Since August 2020, I have been making get-out-the-vote calls for the Colorado Democratic Party.

List of Political and Civic Organizations belonged to

I was a member (2013-2018) and then treasurer (2015-2018) of the Little Sprouts Community Garden in Arvada, Colorado. I have been volunteering with a GOTV phone bank for the CO Democratic Party since August of 2020.

Organization and Advocacy Experience

I have no experience in these things. I wish to gain experience in the process of re-districting because I think it is important to our political process.


I want to apply my ability to analyze data and work with people to help the State of Colorado. I have applied as well to the Legislative Redistricting Commission because I wish to help in whatever way I can.

Statement on Working with Consensus

I want what is best for all the people of Colorado, no matter where they live nor their political affiliations. I am very comfortable with public speaking, especially presenting the results of a committee's decision and fielding questions.

Relevant Analytic Skills for Commission

My Ph.D. was on aspects of locomotion and anatomy regarding avian flight and evolution. I am comfortable both with analysis of varied data, clear presentation of said data, writing about said data, and verbally/personally presenting and fielding questions about data. In addition, I'm a genealogist, and therefore understand and appreciate the importance of census data to both social issues and history.


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