Amalea K. Vega '02Amalea portrait

Public Relations and Business Administration
Denver, CO

Amalea is a consulting director of advisory solutions for Vizent, Inc., the largest member-driven health care performance improvement company in the country. She is currently a board member for the Colorado Healthcare Strategy and Management organization, a volunteer patient advocacy trainer with the Citizens for Patient Safety, and a volunteer for the Women's Sports Foundation. She received her bachelor's degree in 2002 in public relations and business administration and received her master's degree in healthcare leadership from the University of Denver in 2011. During her time at NMU, she was a member of the Student Leader Fellowship Program and the NCAA Swim & Dive Team, where she served as the team captain in 2001.

"My time at NMU shaped the life I have today. I value all I learned, both in the classroom and the life lessons. The city of Marquette also has a special place in my heart. While my life had led me further away from Northern and from the state of Michigan, I am looking forward to reconnecting. I am most excited to give back to the institution that gave me so much and anticipate all the connections being a part of the board will offer."