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Michelle Collier

Michelle Collier is a public affairs specialist with the U.S. Geological Survey covering media relations and outreach for the Ecosystems Mission Area. Her primary duties include writing news releases and feature stories, social media, and multimedia.

Michelle joined the USGS Office of Communications and Publishing in early 2023 after spending 6 years as a Science Communications Liaison with the National Park Service for Everglades and Dry Tortugas national parks. Her early career included work in the fields of marine mammalogy, hydrology and invasive species ecology. Although it was fun being a dolphin paparazzo, surveyor and Burmese python wrangler, Michelle now enjoys working with scientists to help them share their findings with the general public.

Michelle is interested in all things science, and she pulls from her diverse background when working with scientists. As a public affairs specialist covering the Ecosystems Mission Area, Michelle works with biologists, ecologists and other scientists who study earth's living things and the interconnected communities they belong to, called ecosystems.