Michelle Wilk

Michelle Wilk

Program Support Coordinator
Quigley Hall 117


Born in a land of no public lands, my personal and professional experience has migrated across many environments, allowing me to acquire many diverse skills and bringing me to the forefront of public lands advocacy. After receiving my BA in Government and BA in History at the University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio, Texas, I spent a significant amount of time building an administrative career in the legal field and eventually managed a law office. In this time I perfected my public speaking, learned about effective time management, and rose to challenges surrounding HR management.

My interests in environmental issues remained important and inspired me to apply to the Master in Environmental Management (MEM) Program at Western Colorado University in 2017. My network at Western led me to my current position as the Administrator and Outreach Director at High Country Conservation Advocates (HCCA) where I focus on managing all communications for the conservation advocacy non-profit and community engagement. I fulfilled my MEM project requirements with HCCA as my community sponsor and successfully created a new Public Lands Stewardship Program, which is focused on expanding on-the-ground community engagement and stewardship on public lands in Gunnison County. I am always eager to grow my network of professional contacts and share my professional assets with my community.

Please contact me if you are interested in public lands advocacy, community outreach, public speaking, marketing communications and content creation, environmental policy, professional networking, volunteer and events management, or environmental law.