Michelle Villagomez is the Associate Director of Marketing & Enrollment Management at the School of Communication. She oversees all strategic Marketing and Enrollment Management policies and procedures for the MS in Communication program.
At Northwestern, Michelle has driven major national and international strategic initiatives for over 30 academic programs at the university and has provided marketing leadership across multiple schools.
Prior to Higher Education, Michelle worked in the private sector as a media strategist for an advertising agency in Chicago. She worked with insurance, retail, banking, and emerging beauty technology clients at the agency to develop data-driven media plans. In her early career, she worked with agricultural financial tech startups and with the Chicago Marathon to support marketing and communication projects.
Aside from her professional experience, Michelle is passionate about public policy and community welfare. In 2022, she joined the American Red Cross as a Disaster Action Team (DAT) volunteer to assist with local emergencies.
Michelle’s educational background includes an M.A. in Public Policy & Administration specializing in Global Health from Northwestern University. She earned her B.A. in Public Relations and Advertising from DePaul University.