Ms. Hughes grew up in Washington state where she earned a B.S. in mathematics with a minor in applied mathematics from the University of Washington. She then moved to Idaho where she taught math and worked on completing her M.A. in education, curriculum and instruction at Boise State University. Eventually, Ms. Hughes made her way to Colorado to be closer to family, friends and outdoor recreation opportunities. In her spare time, Ms. Hughes enjoys skiing, trail running and cooking.