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Kimberlee Wright was born and raised in central Illinois. Living where Abraham Lincoln first practiced law inspired Kimberlee to value and strive for social justice. She was introduced to the wonders of the natural world by her grandmother, a master gardener and naturalist.
Ms. Wright received a law degree and a bachelor of science in rural sociology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Since graduating from law school she has worked statewide in the public interest on issues ranging from elder law, environmental protection, conservation and support for people affected by family violence.
Her professional experience includes serving as the director of conservation programs for The Nature Conservancy and as the executive director for Domestic Abuse Intervention Services. Prior to joining MEA, Ms. Wright managed a statewide grant program for land trusts working in partnership with the Wisconsin DNR to protect critical habitat and natural areas.
Ms. Wright’s community service has benefitted children and adults with disabilities, access to affordable housing, environmental protection and the preservation of pristine natural areas. She is grateful to the many generations of Wisconsin conservation leaders who’ve advocated for the protection of our natural heritage. Their dedication to purpose and perseverance in the face of great challenges is a model for all.
Kim can be reached at kwright(at)midwestadvocates.org.