Michelle Walker

Michelle Walker


I grew up in the Mother Lode, but moved away for several years when I took a job at Saint Louis University. I worked for their Institutional Review Board (IRB) and shortly thereafter decided to start working toward my bachelors in social work. After 4 years, I left SLU to help my husband with his business and finished up my undergraduate degree with University of Phoenix. In 2012 we moved back to Sonora. I am thankful to be living and working in the town that I call home and I feel fortunate to be able to use my time and abilities to make a positive impact on a community that I am so fond of. 

I love spending time with my family, exploring the outdoors, reading a good book, and am always in search of the next adventure. I am passionate about education, mostly because of the challenges I experienced in my own educational journey. I have worked in a variety of positions at Columbia College since 2013, but I currently work as a Program Specialist supporting External Initiatives (Dual Enrollment and Prison Education). In addition, I started working as adjunct faculty in Fall 2017. I love what I do and feel that my life is now coming around full circle!


MBA, Business Administration, 2016
Western Govenors University

BSHS, Human Services, 2014
University of Phoenix