Allyson Siwik is the director of the Gila Resources Information Project (GRIP), a non-profit environmental organization that promotes community health by protecting the environment and natural resources in southwestern New Mexico. She also serves as the director of the Gila Conservation Coalition, a partnership of three conservation organizations—GRIP, Upper Gila Watershed Alliance and the Center for Biological Diversity—that works to protect the free flow of the Gila River, New Mexico’s last wild river.
Ms. Siwik graduated with a BA in biology from Colby College in Waterville, ME and a Master of Environmental Management in Resource Economics and Policy from Duke University School of the Environment. She worked for 12 years for the US Environmental Protection Agency on national air quality policy and U.S.-Mexico border environmental issues. She served for two years on the Good Neighbor Environmental Board that advises the President and Congress on U.S-Mexico border environmental and infrastructure needs.