Skye McGinty

Chief Diversity & Equity Officer | Partnership Health Center

Missoula, Montana

Skye (she/her) is an enrolled member of the Little Shell Chippewa tribe. She is a three-time graduate from the University of Montana with her Bachelor and Master of Art degrees in Sociology with an emphasis in Inequality and Social Justice, and a Master of Business Administration degree.

Skye has dedicated her academic and career pursuits to examining and addressing the unique unmet needs of underserved communities. Skye wrote her master’s thesis on low-income and first-generation college students’ experiences in higher education and how campus programs aimed at assisting vulnerable students can improve. As an AmeriCorps Vista, Skye examined the impacts of poverty on rural youth. She also wrote the Project Beacon grant, an initiative geared towards providing comprehensive care to Indigenous sex trafficking survivors.

Originally from the flatlands of Northeastern Montana, Skye enjoys exploring Missoula’s excellent hiking trails and public lands with her dog, Huckleberry, in her spare time.

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