Author Profile

Sandra Kallio | Senior Writer, University of Wisconsin-Extension

Current Position and Past Experience
Sandra Kallio is a senior writer with the University of Wisconsin-Extension, a position she began in 2015 to chronicle development of the UW Flexible Option. This work, funded through a Lumina Foundation grant, includes editing and writing reports, academic research materials, web content for the UW Flexible Option case study, and related communications.

She began her career with the University of Wisconsin in university relations for UW-Extension in 2012 and later for UW Colleges and UW-Extension, leading media relations and providing strategic communications support for the central administration.

Prior experience includes roles as an assistant features editor, business reporter, features writer and special section editor for the Wisconsin State Journal; planning analyst for the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction; and special education teacher in Milwaukee.

Kallio began a term on the Centro Hispano of Dane County Board of Directors in 2017.

Education, Honors and Achievements
Kallio earned a BS in education and MA in journalism at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Honors include awards from the Public Relations Society of America-Madison Chapter, Milwaukee Press Club, Wisconsin Newspaper Association and Mental Health Center of Dane County for work she contributed to through UW-Extension or the Wisconsin State Journal.